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Bellator Adds Trio To Welterweight Tourney

Ben Saunders, David Rickels and Raul Amaya have all been announced for the upcoming season six Bellator welterweight tournament, the fight promotion announced recently. The season kicks off in March on MTV2.

The trio joins previously announced fighters Bryan Baker, Brian Foster, Karl Amoussou, Carlos Alexandre Pereira and War Machine in the field. The combined record of the eight men is 121-29-5.

Saunders (12-4-2) is 3-1 in Bellator, having advanced to the most recent finale. Saunders was defeated by Douglas Lima in the second round, suffering a knockout defeat. Rickels is a perfect 8-0 in his career and 3-0 in Bellator, while Amaya is 9-0 and will be making his Bellator debut.

The winner of the tournament receives $100,000 and an opportunity at the Bellator welterweight title in the future.