By: Mike Thorwart
Per Bellator’s CEO Bjorn Rebney, Bryan Baker makes his return to a Bellator tournament for the 3rd time. This time, it will be at welterweight and the season six tournament. His previous two tournament outings (runner-up, semi finals) were at middleweight.
The tournament (eight man) will start in March and will air on MTV 2.
Bryan Baker (16-3 MMA, 6-2 BFC) will join four other announced welterweights including:
Brian Foster (18-5 MMA, 0-0 BFC)
Karl Amoussou (13-4-2 MMA, 1-1 BFC)
Carlos Alexandre Pereira (33-9-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC)
War Machine (12-4 MMA, 0-0 BFC)
Baker is a former WEC fighter who went 2-1 in that promotion with his only WEC loss coming from the hands of UFC top middleweight, Chael Sonnen. Baker also competed in the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) promotion going 2-0 with a notable TKO victory over Rory Singer.
Along with the welterweight tournament, Bellator is hosting season-six tournaments in the bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight and middleweight divisions. Each winner gets $100,000 in total pay and a guaranteed title shot.