August 9, 1985 |
Dunajská Streda, Czechoslovakia
|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)|
|Fighting out of||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|Team||Octagon Fighting Academy
American Top Team 
|Rank||2nd degree black belt in kempo karate|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Attila Végh (born August 9, 1985) is a Hungarian-Slovakian 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.
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.
Mixed martial arts career
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
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. Végh faced Emanuel Newton in the semifinals at Bellator 72. 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.
On August 25, 2014, Végh was released from Bellator, along with twelve other fighters.
Championships and accomplishments
- Bellator Fighting Championships
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|39 matches||29 wins||8 losses|
|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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