Attila Végh

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Attila Végh
Born (1985-08-09) August 9, 1985 (age 31)
Dunajská Streda, Czechoslovakia
(now Slovakia)
Other names Pumukli
Residence Bratislava, Slovakia
Nationality Slovak
Ethnicity Hungarian
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
Reach 77.0 in (196 cm)
Style Kempo
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Bratislava, Slovakia
Team Octagon Fighting Academy
American Top Team [1]
Rank 2nd degree black belt in kempo karate
Years active 2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 39
Wins 29
By knockout 10
By submission 11
By decision 8
Losses 8
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 5
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
www.scorpionteam.com

Attila Végh (born August 9, 1985) is a Hungarian-Slovakian[2][3] mixed martial artist who competed in the light heavyweight divisions of Bellator Fighting Championships and Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW). He won the Bellator 2012 Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament and then the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship. After losing it in his first defense, he was released from the promotion.

Early life[edit]

Végh was born on August 9, 1985 in Dunajská Streda, Czechoslovakia. Growing up in Gabčíkovo he started wrestling at the age of 5 up until the age of 16 when he switched to Kempo Karate. He became a successful Kempo Karate practitioner and won a number of titles including one world title, one European title and won the Hungarian kempo karate championships in his division for 14 times.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Végh made his professional MMA debut in Slovakia in March 2008. For the first year of his career, he was undefeated with a record of 9 wins and no losses.

In May 2009, Végh debuted for the KSW promotion in Poland and encountered his first professional loss by decision to Lukasz Jurkowski. In February 2010, Végh had the most important bout in his life until than in event Noc Skorpiona 6, Karlovac, Croatia where he faced Aleksandar Radosavljevic in title match. Winning by split decision he became European MMA champion under World Free Fight Association. This was the main reason why he got contract with Bellator through his manager Zvonimir Brala later on.

Over the next three years, Végh continued fighting for various promotions all over Central Europe. Following the loss to Jurkowski, he added to his record with 15 more wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws. Notable wins include highly touted Marcus Vanttinen and Jonas Billstein.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

In late 2011, it was announced that Végh had been signed by Bellator MMA to fight in their Light Heavyweight division.[5]

Végh made his Bellator debut in April 2012. He defeated Dan Spohn via split decision at Bellator 66.[6]

In the summer of 2012, Végh entered Bellator's Light Heavyweight tournament. In the opening round at Bellator 71, he faced Zelg Galesic and won via submission a minute into the first round.[7] Végh faced Emanuel Newton in the semifinals at Bellator 72.[8] He won the fight via controversial split decision. He faced Travis Wiuff in the tournament finals at Bellator 73 on August 24, 2012. Végh won in impressive fashion, getting a KO victory just 25 seconds into the first round. With the win, he earned the chance to face Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion Christian M'Pumbu at Bellator 91 on February 28, 2013. He won the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship belt via unanimous decision.

Végh was expected to face Emanuel Newton in a rematch at Bellator 106, but pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Muhammed Lawal.

Végh faced Interim Bellator Light Heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton in a title unification bout at Bellator 113 on March 21, 2014.[9] He lost the fight via split decision.

On August 25, 2014, Végh was released from Bellator, along with twelve other fighters.[10]

M-1 Golbal[edit]

Végh signed with M-1 and his next fight will be against Viktor Nemkov at the M-1 Challenge 71 on 21 October, 2016.[11]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 29–8–2 Viktor Nemkov Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 71: Nemkov vs. Vegh 21 October 2016 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Loss 29–7–2 Alexander Volkov KO (punches) M-1 Challenge 68: Shlemenko vs. Vasilevsky 2 16 June 2016 1 2:38 Moscow, Russia
Loss 29–6–2 Goran Reljić Decision (split) KSW XXXI May 23, 2015 3 5:00 Gdańsk, Poland For the vacant KSW Light Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 29–5–2 Emanuel Newton Decision (split) Bellator 113 March 21, 2014 5 5:00 Mulvane, Kansas, United States Lost the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 29–4–2 Christian M'Pumbu Decision (unanimous) Bellator 91 February 28, 2013 5 5:00 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States Won the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 28–4–2 Travis Wiuff KO (punches) Bellator 73 August 24, 2012 1 0:25 Tunica, Mississippi, United States Bellator 2012 Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.
Win 27–4–2 Emanuel Newton Decision (split) Bellator 72 July 20, 2012 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States Bellator 2012 Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 26–4–2 Zelg Galešić Submission (rear naked choke) Bellator 71 June 22, 2012 1 1:00 Chester, West Virginia, United States Bellator 2012 Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 25–4–2 Dan Spohn Decision (split) Bellator 66 April 20, 2012 3 5:00 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Bellator debut.
Win 24–4–2 Jonas Billstein Submission (triangle choke) Heroes Gate 4 June 23, 2011 3 N/A Prague, Czech Republic
Win 23–4–2 Grigor Aschugbabjan TKO (retirement) KSW 16 May 21, 2011 2 0:26 Gdańsk, Poland
Win 22–4–2 Marcus Vänttinen Decision (unanimous) Rock and Brawl May 14, 2011 3 5:00 Kouvola, Finland
Win 21–4–2 Baga Agaev TKO (corner stoppage) Heroes Gate 3 March 24, 2011 3 N/A Prague, Czech Republic
Draw 20–4–2 Hans Stringer Draw (unanimous) Nitrianska Noc Bojovnikov III: Ring of Honor February 5, 2011 2 5:00 Nitra, Slovakia
Loss 20–4–1 Simon Carlsen TKO (punches) Heroes Gate 2 October 21, 2010 2 2:40 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 20–3–1 Jevgenij Lapin Submission (triangle-armbar) Nitrianska Noc Bojovnikov: Ring of Honor June 3, 2010 1 4:33 Nitra, Slovakia
Win 19–3–1 Egidijus Valavičius Decision (unanimous) Heroes Gate 1 May 29, 2010 2 5:00 Prague, Czech Republic
Draw 18–3–1 Adlan Amagov Draw (unanimous) Azerbaijan Pankration Federation - Azerbaijan vs. Europe May 22, 2010 3 5:00 Baku, Azerbaijan
Loss 18–3 Daniel Tabera Submission (kneebar) KSW 13 May 7, 2010 1 4:57 Katowice, Poland KSW Light Heavyweight Tournament Semi-final.
Win 18–2 Łukasz Skibski TKO (knees) KSW 13 May 7, 2010 1 4:53 Katowice, Poland KSW Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarter-final.
Win 17–2 Kristof Nataska KO (soccer kicks) KO Boxing Club Galanta - ODPLATA April 17, 2010 1 N/A Šaľa, Slovakia
Win 16–2 Boris Tonkovic TKO (punches) Den Gladiatora 7 March 26, 2010 1 0:50 Bratislava, Slovakia
Win 15–2 Aleksandar Radosavljevic Decision (unanimous) Noc Skorpiona 6 February 13, 2010 3 5:00 Karlovac, Croatia
Win 14–2 Igor Henc TKO (punches) Total FC - TotalFight December 12, 2009 1 3:30 Hungary
Loss 13–2 Toni Valtonen Decision (split) Shooto Finland - Helsinki Fight Night November 28, 2009 3 5:00 Helsinki, Finland
Win 13–1 Arnoldas Joknys Submission (punches) Noc Bojov 1 October 31, 2009 1 1:11 Nitra, Slovakia
Win 12–1 Aslambek Saidov Submission (triangle-armbar) Kings of the Ring - Return of Gladiators October 16, 2009 2 2:23 Brno, Czech Republic
Win 11–1 Lubos Suda Submission (armbar) Hell Cage 4 September 20, 2009 1 1:30 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 10–1 Gustav Dietz TKO (punches) It's Showtime - Budapest August 29, 2009 1 1:13 Budapest, Hungary
Loss 9–1 Lukasz Jurkowski Decision (unanimous) KSW 11 May 15, 2009 2 5:00 Warsaw, Poland
Win 9–0 Sebastian Hercun TKO (submission to punches) Fight Stage Championship 3 April 30, 2009 1 2:41 Košice, Slovakia
Win 8–0 Markus Wagner Submission (arm-triangle choke) Free Fight Championship - On Tour April 25, 2009 1 1:33 Jena, Germany
Win 7–0 Lukas Turecek KO (punches) Hell Cage 3 March 29, 2009 1 0:12 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 6–0 Zsolt Zathureczky Decision (unanimous) Vendetta March 15, 2009 2 5:00 Csongrád, Hungary
Win 5–0 Markus Di Gallo Decision (unanimous) Fight Stage Championship 2 November 10, 2008 3 5:00 Bratislava, Slovakia
Win 4–0 Martin Wojcik Submission (armbar) Hell Cage 2 October 19, 2008 2 4:29 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 3–0 Matyas Levante TKO (punches) Total FC - TotalFight August 20, 2008 1 0:55 Pest, Hungary
Win 2–0 Matej Turcan TKO (submission to punches) Fight Stage Championship 1 June 2, 2008 2 1:46 Košice, Slovakia
Win 1–0 Matej Turcan Submission (armbar) Top X-Fight 2 - In the Middle of Nowhere March 29, 2008 1 4:35 Žilina, Slovakia MMA debut.

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