Multiple belts were up for grabs in Columbus, Ohio and Moscow on Saturday and eight welterweights started their pursuit of another in Lemoore, Calif.
“What was good enough last year isn't going to cut it this year," Carl said.
The tournament winner will take home $100,000 and a shot at Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren.
“The fact that Ben Askren is going to be there waiting for me after I win this tournament keeps me motivated,” Hornbuckle said.
Ryan Thomas gets a shot at redemption and Hornbuckle shows why he's favored to take the Welterweight tournament.