According to a report by Sherdog.com's Tim Leidecker, 26-year-old European prospect Attila Vegh (24-4-2) has signed with Bellator Fighting Championships to appear in the sixth season's light heavyweight tournament. The deal was confirmed by Vegh's coach and manager, Ilja Skondric.
Vegh has gone on an impressive run since fighting to a draw against Hans Stringer at Nitrianska Noc Bojovnikov 3 in Slovakia in February. He knocked out Russian prospect Baga Agaev at Heroes Gate 3 in Prague, Czech Republic a little over one month later, defeated #9-ranked Scouting Report light heavyweight Marcus Vanttinen in Finland in May, and submitted hyped German prospect Jonas Billstein in his most recent performance in June.
Interestingly enough, Billstein also signed with the promotion at the beginning of September, leading to a potential rematch between the two fighters within the tournament format. There is no set date when the light heavyweight tournament will begin, nor any information on whether Vegh will take a non-tournament bout under the Bellator banner before fighting in the tournament. Finnish prospect Marcus Vanttinen announced this past weekend that he has signed with Bellator, adding another name to the tournament mix.
The only question now is... can Bellator produce a light heavyweight tournament comprised of fighters wanting revenge on Vegh? In reality, Baga Agaev isn't a bad choice for the tournament either. It'll be interesting to see who they pick up next.