PRIDE veteran Daniel Gracie (5-2-1) has signed with Bellator Fighting Championships to compete in the organization’s Season 4 light heavyweight tournament, the promotion announced on Dec. 22.
Gracie had been on a four-year hiatus from MMA competition after going 1-1 in the International Fight League, but recently returned to action on Nov. 9 with a submission victory over Martin Wojcik.
“The tournament is the way the Gracies got started in MMA; That will give me extra motivation to win this tournament,” Gracie said in a press release. “I’m imagining myself winning this tournament [and] I have nothing but winning this tournament on my mind right now.”
The only other fighter currently signed to Bellator’s 205-pound division is Raphael Davis (10-1). The light heavyweight tournament is set to begin in March 2011.