On Thursday, Feb. 28, Bellator hosted its 91st event from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M.

The event featured a light heavyweight title bout between champion Christian M’Pumbu and recent tournament winner Attila Vegh. Vegh outlasted M’Pumbu to capture the belt.

Also on the Spike TV main card were the Season 8 lightweight tournament semifinals as Will Brooks and Saad Awad battled in one contest, while David Rickels and Jason Fischer rematched in the second pairing.

Highlighting the preliminary card action was multiple-time boxing champion Holly Holm, who made her third MMA appearance against Katie Merrill.

Main card action was shown on Spike beginning at 10 p.m. ET, with the night’s undercard streaming live on Spike.com starting at 7:45 p.m. ET.

For a full recap of the event, click here.

Video highlights of the event (courtesy of Bellator MMA) can be found below.

Attila Vegh def. Christian M’Pumbu by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 50-45) – for light heavyweight title
Saad Awad def. Will Brooks by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 0:43 – lightweight tournament semifinals
David Rickels def. Jason Fischer by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) – lightweight tournament semifinals
Holly Holm def. Katie Merrill by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:02
Blas Avena def. Lenny Lovato by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:40
Andres Quintana def. Russell Wilson by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 0:32
Ed West def. Josh Montoya by KO (head kick). Round 2, 2:51
Adrian Cruz def. Nick Gonzalez by submission (scarf hold armlock). Round 2, 3:00
Josh Appelt def. Josh Lanier by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 0:16
Brennan Ward def. Yair Moguel by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 0:57

Photo: Attila Vegh celebrates (Wilson Fox/Sherdog)

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