Bellator 71 kicks off 2012 Summer Series light heavyweight tournament

bellator fighting championships logoThe Bellator Fighting Championships’ 2012 Summer Series will feature an eight-man light heavyweight tournament beginning with Bellator 71 on June 22nd. The winner of the tournament will earn a title shot against the Bellator light heavyweight champion, Christian M’Pumbu.

Bellator 71 will take place from the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort in Chester, West Virginia. The event will televised live on MTV2 and EPIX HD.

The main card of Bellator 71 will include the quarterfinal round of the light heavyweight tournament. Seven of the competitors are already lined up with the following pairings:

  • Roger “The Hulk” Hollett vs. Attila Vegh
  • Marcus Vanttinen vs. Philipe Lins
  • Rich Hale vs. Beau Tribolet
  • Travis Wiuff vs. TBD