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Friday, Jan 06, 2012

Bryan Baker Added To Bellator Welterweight Tournament Field

Bryan Baker (right) has joined the Bellator season six welterweight tournament field. Photo courtesy of Bellator Photo

By FCF Staff

Bryan “The Beast” Baker (16-3) will make his third Bellator tournament bid at welterweight (170 pounds), it was announced today by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.

The 26-year-old Baker competed in the last two tournament seasons at middleweight (185 pounds). He will join Karl Amoussou (13-4-2), War Machine (12-4), Brian Foster (18-5) and Carlos Alexandre Pereira (33-9-1) in the welterweight tournament field.

Baker, a former leukemia patient whose fight with the disease later went into remission, joined Bellator in 2009. He was a semi-finalist of Bellator’s season five middleweight tournament, losing to Vitor Vianna by way of first round TKO (punches).

Bellator’s sixth season of tournament action begins on March 2nd on MTV2. A location for the live event has not been announced yet.

The winner of the eight-man welterweight tournament will receive a $100,000 purse as well as a title shot.

posted by FCF Staff @ 1:31 pm
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