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Getting To Know Christian M'Pumbu

For many fight fans, Saturday night was a first time introduction to light-heavyweight fighter Christian M'Pumbu. The Bellator fighter put on quite a show in his quick and thorough pummeling of Tim Carpenter. So, just who is this M'Pumbu guy? Here's the dossier: 

- He's been fighting professionally since 2004
- Before signing with Bellator, he has fought mainly in Europe (notably with M-1)
- In 2007, he fought and defeated UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve
- Although an effective striker (as evidenced in the Carpenter fight). M'Pumbu is probably most effective on the ground, and is well-versed in submissions


M'Pumbu will fight Rich Hale (who defeated D.J. Linderman to advance) at the Bellator light-heavyweight tournament final. 


Here's the video fottage of M'Pumbu vs. Struve:

(video courtesy of YouTube user BraveLittlePuma)



In case you missed it, here's the video footage of M'Pumbu's win over Tim Carpenter:

(video courtesy of BellatorMMA)


Watch Bellator on Saturday nights at 9pm (EST) via MTV2

 

Written by Kevin Haggerty
Follow on Twitter @mmabuffet

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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