MMA Junkie Reports:
– 10-3-0 MMA/ 2-1 Bellator Record
– Won 8 of last 9 Fights
– Notable Wins: Joe Duarte, Rich Clementi
Bellator officials announced Carey Vanier as the second participant in season four’s lightweight tournament. Vanier joins former WEC champion Rob McCullough, who was announced yesterday.
Vanier was a semifinalist in last year’s tournament, beating ‘Ultimate Fighter’ alum Joe Duarte with a third round TKO stoppage. He came up short against Toby Imada in the next round, getting caught in an armbar in the second round. Vanier came back later that season to face Rich Clementi in a non-tournament bout, earning a split decision victory.