The tournament will feature, among others current welterweight champion, Rory MacDonald. The Bellator organization bets on tournaments in individual weight categories, and just like the heavyweight tournament that is currently under way, the tournament in the welter category will also be held. Today, the organization presented 9 out of 10 fighters who will participate in it. Below is a list of nine fighters who will fight for the victory in this tournament. The last participant of the tournament will be selected from four fighters whose names have not yet been announced.

Rory MacDonald (20-4), Douglas Lima (29-7), Andrey Koreshkov (21-2), Michael Page (13-0), Lorenz Larkin (19-7, 1NC), Ed Ruth (6-0), Jon Fitch (31-7-1, 1NC), Neiman Gracie (8-0), Yaroslav Amosov (20-0).

The first duel of the tournament will be Douglas Lima's third (29-7) clash with Andrey Koreshkov (21-2). The fight will take place during the Bellator 206 event in San Jose, California.