By FCF Staff
Bellator Fighting Championships continues to confirm competitors for the promotion’s upcoming, season four, welterweight tourney, as it has announced that Steve Carl will fight in the competition. The Iraq War vet is the seventh man to be confirmed for the tourney, joining Dan “The Handler” Hornbuckle, Rick Hawn, Brent Weedman, Jim Wallhead, Chris “The Assassin” Lozano, and Lyman “Cyborg” Good.
Carl (14-2) enters 2011 having lost just once since 2006; last May, the 26 year-old-fighter was eliminated from the Bellator tourney, when he was submitted by the aforementioned Hornbuckle. Carl returned to competition in August and stopped Tyler Stinson with a first round, guillotine choke.
“I don’t feel like I’ve ever been able to show my true potential out there in any of my fights, but I think fans can expect to see a more explosive and fired-up Steve Carl than ever before in 2011,”Carl was quoted saying in the official press release. “What was good enough last year isn’t going to cut it this year.”
“Steve Carl has been on an incredible journey, and I’m very happy to see him compete in this stacked tournament,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Steve has been a tremendous competitor throughout his fights in Bellator, and I expect him to take his game to the next level in this tournament.”
The welterweight tournament is scheduled to begin in March and will be broadcast live on MTV 2.