While the bulk of the bunch participating in Bellator Fighting Championships’ upcoming welterweight tournament will simply be targeting 170-pound champion Ben Askren’s belt, former title-holder Lyman Good appears as interested in avenging last season’s loss to Askren as he is once again strapping gold around his waist. Good’s involvement in this March’s tournament was officially announced today in a press release from Bellator.
“Being able to fight [Ben] Askren again was one of the biggest factors behind me entering this tournament. I can’t walk away from an opportunity to avenge a loss to a person that I know deep down – with the proper amount of preparation – I can beat,” said Good. “But right now there are three bodies I’m going to have to get through before I focus on somebody that’s walking around with something that belongs to me.”
Other individuals slated for action in the tournament include Dan Hornbuckle, Rick Hawn, Brent Weedman, and Chris “The Assassin” Lozano.
“At just 25-years-old, Lyman has the talent, potential and the heart to climb back up the Bellator welterweight ladder and recapture the Title,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “However, he’s going to have to go through one of the most stacked welterweight tournaments in the history of the sport to do it.”
Good’s loss to Askren was the first of his career. He holds a 10-1 record with five TKOs to his credit.