The fighter now known as War Machine is one of two confirmed entrants into the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament. Real name Jon Koppenhaver, the controversial competitor and Carlos Alexandre Pereira became the first two men in the eight-man field and will take to the cage in respective bouts once the tournament kicks off in March on MTV2/EPIX.
News of their addition to the festivities was confirmed by Bellator officials.
The 12-4 Koppenhaver scored an impressive TKO victory over Roger Huerta in 2011 that vaulted him name back among the MMA public. He went 1-1 in two UFC bouts before being released. War Machine also served a stint in prison due to an assault case before getting back inside the cage this past November.
Pereira holds a record of 33-9-1 in his MMA career and will be making his Bellator debut.
As always, the winner of the tournament will receive a championship match along with a $100,000 paycheck for the honor of being named the last fighter standing.
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