Terry Etim out of Bellator lightweight tourney with ACL injury, Tim Welch steps in as replacement

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The injury bug in mixed martial arts doesn't just affect the UFC.

Bellator MMA announced Saturday that former UFC lightweight turned Bellator lightweight Terry Etim has been forced to withdraw from the season 10 lightweight tournament. Replacing Etim will be Tim Welch, a contestant on the first and only season Spike TV's 'Fight Master'.

The lightweight tournament is set to kick off Friday, March 21st at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. The event is Bellator 113 and also features a light heavyweight title bout between champion Attila Vegh and interim champ Emanuel Newton.

The main card for Bellator 113 is as follows:

Attila Vegh vs. Emanuel Newton
David Rickels vs. Patricky Pitbull
Marcin Held vs. Rodrigo Cavalheiro
Tim Welch vs. Derek Campos

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