Erik Larking (photo courtesy of Bellator)

Bellator Fighting Championships announced on Monday that they will hold a featherweight tournament in their new season kicking off in 2011, and former NCAA champion Eric Larkin is the first confirmed participant.

The tournament will air on MTV2 starting later this year, and the featherweights are the latest addition to season 4 of the competition.

Larkin returns to Bellator after fighting for them once before, but now enters their tournament looking for a shot at current 145lb champion Joe Warren later this year.

Larkin brings with him a wealth of wrestling experience including a 2003 National Championship while competing at Arizona State University.

“I’m definitely looking forward to this upcoming tournament,” Larkin said in a press release. “I know there are going to be some really tough guys in there. I’m not taking anyone lightly. I’m going to do my thing and get after it. I like fighting back-to-back so it’s going to be fun.”

Larkin has been training alongside fellow Arizona State alums Ryan Bader, Aaron Simpson and others at the new Power MMA and Fitness gym in Arizona, where he will train to get ready for the season 4 featherweight tournament.

Bellator will announce more participants for the tournament in the upcoming weeks.

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