Bellator continued its first season on Spike TV in New Mexico with the semifinals of the lightweight tournament and a title fight between champion Christian M'Pumbu and Attila Vegh. On the undercard was local boxing sensation Holly Holm, giving a little juice to the normally anonymous Spike.com portion of the card.
It was an exciting night of fights—until the main event. M'Pumbu and Vegh put on one of the worst fights of the year. Technically, Vegh was the winner. But, in truth, no one could possibly feel like a winner after that bout. Certainly not anyone in the audience.
That's the beauty of MMA. A man can win a fight on paper but lose in the eyes of the crowd with a tepid performance. Likewise, the loser of a close and exciting fight can gain stature and make his name in the broader MMA community.
So, who were the real winners and losers at Bellator 91? Click on to find out.