Tim Welch replaces an injured Terry Etim in Bellator lightweight tournament

Terry Etim has been forced to withdraw from the season ten lightweight tournament with an ACL injury and taking his spot in the tournament will be Fight Master alum Tim Welch.Bellator 113

Bellator MMA announced the change on Saturday evening and Welch will meet Derek Campos in the opening round, which begins in six days at Bellator 113.

Bellator 113 will come from the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas and will be headlined by a light heavyweight title unification bout as Attila Vegh meets Emanuel Newton.

Welch (10-4) was a member of Team Jackson’s during the inaugural season of Fight Master and he has won four of his last five fights.┬áHe was initially scheduled to meet Donnie Bell on the Bellator 113 preliminary card and with Welch being elevated to the tournament, Bell will now face Eric Wisely.

The current Bellator 113: Vegh vs. Newton II card is below.

Main Card: (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Attila Vegh (29-4) vs. Emanuel Newton (22-7)
David Rickels (15-2) vs. Patricky Pitbull (11-5) *
Marcin Held (16-3) vs. Rodrigo Cavalheiro (14-2) *
Tim Welch (10-4) vs. Derek Campos (13-3) *

Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Brandon Girtz (10-3) vs. Derek Anderson (10-0) *
Marcio Navarro (9-9) vs. Bobby Cooper (8-4)
Donnie Bell (8-2) vs. Eric Wisely (21-9)
Tory Bogguess (10-7) vs. L.C. Davis (20-6)
Brian Rogers (10-6) vs. Gary Tapusoa (8-2)
Maurice Jackson (2-1) vs. Daniel Gallemore (2-2)
Israel Giron (17-3) vs. Cody Carrillo (4-7)

* – Lightweight Tournament Opening Round