Bellator 91 results recap for 'Vegh vs M'Pumbu' last night (Feb. 28) from Rio Rancho

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MMAmania.com has a complete recap of last night's Bellator 91 main card which featured a light heavyweight title fight and the season eight lightweight tournament semifinals. How did the main card play out? Find out all the details below.

Bellator Fighting Championships returned for round seven on Spike TV last night (Feb. 28, 2013) with a Light Heavyweight title fight and the season eight lightweight tournament semifinals.

The night began with a tremendous bang as none of the preliminary fights went to a decision and the momentum continued wild main card fights.

Unfortunately, the title bout in the main event could not continue the surge of excitement as both Christian M'Pumbu and Attila Vegh put on a dull and dreary showing.

Despite both men being known for their stand-up skills, neither southpaw really took the initiative as the more physically imposing Vegh was looking to counter on M'Pumbu's attacks but very rarely saw an opportunity as the champion never really went on the offensive.

Vegh did drop M'Pumbu in the first round which was nice, but exciting moments like that were lost in the shuffle of the repeated staring contests and ugly ground exchanges between two men who aren't very adept on the canvas.

Time and time again, M'Pumbu tried to take the fight to the ground and instead was forced to pull guard. Vegh punished him in the third and fourth rounds with elbows, but not much else and he was able to avoid any submission attempts the champion threw his way.

When it was all said and done, Vegh took a pretty easy unanimous decision victory, although the crowd wasn't very appreciative of either fighter's efforts.

In one of the biggest surprises of the night, heavily favored lightweight prospect Will Brooks met his match against upset-minded slugger Saad Awad. Brooks threw a kick in the openings seconds but when both men got into close quarters combat, Awad blasted him with a barrage of short-range blows which staggered the unbeaten Chicagoan.

As Brooks stumbled, Awad poured it on, aggressively throwing everything he had and eventually finishing him with some heavy blows on the ground to finish the fight in just 41 seconds. Awad has now finished both of his tournament opponents in less than a minute.

Not bad for a fighter who was only in this tournament as an extremely short notice injury replacement for Patricky Pitbull.

The other tournament bout featured David Rickels in a rematch against Jason Fischer. Rickels had previously faced Fischer in a catchweight fight as "The Caveman" was working his way down to the division from welterweight and he had nearly bit off more than he could chew, winning a close decision in Fischer's backyard.

This time, Fischer was game, but Rickels looked much more comfortable with the weight cut and he was active with a wide array of stand-up attacks and a much more determined ground attack which featured takedowns, sweeps, ground and pound and some serious submissions.

Fischer was tough as nails, but he couldn't get in enough offense to counter Rickels' aggression both on the feet and on the ground, although he did open up a pretty good cut over Rickels' eye in the beginning of the second round. Despite the cut, Rickels was able to secure a unanimous decision victory.

Last but not least, while it didn't take place on the main card, former three time Bellator bantamweight tournament fighter Ed West scored such an emphatic finish that his preliminary bout against Josh Montoya was featured on Spike TV.

West peppered Montoya with his classic wide array of diverse strikes but in the second round, all his hard work paid serious dividends as he through one of the prettiest striking combinations, a left kick followed by a right punch and then going back up top with a head kick.

The collision was shin to face and Montoya crumpled to the cage floor in a heap, handing West the first knockout of his lengthy professional career and giving Bellator yet another serious highlight to rest its cap on.

For complete Bellator 91 results and detailed round-by-round commentary of all the televised fights click here.

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