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Ron Keslar

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  • Name: Ron Keslar
  • MMA Record: 11-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 5 Losses
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1980.04.17
  • Last Fight: February 06, 2016 in DH
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Kickboxing Academy
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $14,000 USD
  • Born: Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

Ron Keslar Welterweight Ranking History

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Ron Keslar MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout David Douglas Dragon House 23 2016.08.20
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:49 Round 2 of 3, 5:49 Total

Us Don Mohammed
11-8-0 3-0-0

Us Dragon House 22
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.02.06
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
1:35 Round 3 of 3, 11:35 Total

Ru Alexey Kunchenko
11-7-0 9-0-0

Ru Plotforma S-70 6th
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.08.29
Referee: Valentin Tarasov
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jesse Juarez
11-6-0 21-9-0

Us Bellator 125: Marshall vs. Manhoef
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.09.19
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.6 lbs (77.4 kgs) | Referee: Marcos Rosales
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:05 Round 2 of 3, 9:05 Total

Am Karo Parisyan
11-5-0 22-10-0

Us Bellator 116: Johnson vs. Ivanov
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.04.11
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 170.8 lbs (77.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Cancelled Bout Jordan Smith Bellator 114 2014.03.28
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:55 Round 3 of 3, 10:55 Total

Us Rick Hawn
11-4-0 17-2-0

Us Bellator 109: Shlemenko vs. Marshall
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 170 lbs

2013.11.22
Odds: +360 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 170.7 lbs (77.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Submission | Choke
3:31 Round 1 of 3

Us War Machine
10-4-0 14-4-0

Us Bellator 104: Hawn vs. Weedman 2
Co-Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 170 lbs

2013.10.18
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 170.7 lbs (77.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Luis Melo
9-4-0 29-11-3

Us Bellator 100: Lima vs. Saunders 2
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 170 lbs

2013.09.20
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Ron Nation
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chris Curtis
9-3-0 7-3-0

Us MMA Xtreme: Fists Will Fly
Main Card

2013.08.24
Referee: Gary Copeland
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Dominic Waters

Us Up and Comers Unlimited

2012.05.19
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Us James Chaney
7-3-0 4-1-0

Us Impact MMA 1: Recognition
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.12.10
Win | Decision | Split

Br Felipe Fogolin

Us The Warriors Cage

2011.06.17
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:57 Round 1 of 3

Us Eric Lawson
5-3-0 9-3-0

Us Strikeforce: San Jose
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 180 lbs

2011.01.29
Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $3,000 ($1,500 Base, $1,500 Bonus) | Weigh-In: 179.5 lbs (81.4 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled Bout Eric Lawson Strikeforce 2010.10.09
Reason: Lawson Cracked Rib
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Josh McDonald
5-2-0 7-4-0

Us Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.10.09
Disclosed Pay: $1,500 Base | Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs)
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:32 Round 2 of 3, 9:32 Total

Us Chris Cope
5-1-0 3-1-0

Us Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 175 lbs

2010.06.26
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $1,500 Base | Weigh-In: 173.8 lbs (78.8 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
Win | Submission | Choke

Jonathan Brandon

Us King of the Cage

2010.02.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Darrin Freeman

Us California Regional

2009.02.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Kris Bien

Us California Regional

2008.10.11
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Mike Musselwhite

Us Ohio Regional

2007.09.15
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Us Matt Major

Us Ohio Regional

2007.05.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Shane Carey

Us Ohio Regional

2006.12.16

Ron Keslar Wiki Update Wiki

Ron Keslar is an American welterweight fighter currently signed to Bellator. He trains out of the American Kickboxing Academy. He is a a veteran of King of the Cage and Strikeforce, compiling a 1-2 record with the latter. He has a notable loss to UFC vet, Chris Cope and a notable win over War Machine. Of his eleven career wins, ten have been finishes including equal numbers of submissions and T/KOs.


Keslar began his professional career in 2006. In his first three years, he would compile a 5-1 record. He was signed by Strikeforce in 2010, but would go 1-2 with the promotion. He would move back to the regional circuit until he was picked up by Bellator in late 2013.
He made his Bellator debut in the opening round of the season nine welterweight tournament at Bellator 100 against Luis Melo and was able to pick up a split decision win. He would take on War Machine in the semifinals and would surprise many when he choked him unconscious in the first round. In his third fight in just over three months, Ron would take on Rick Hawn in the tournament finals, but would come up short, losing by TKO at the start of the last round.

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