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Ron Keslar

Ron Keslar

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  • Name: Ron Keslar
  • Professional MMA Record: 11-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1980.04.17
  • Last Fight: September 19, 2014 in BFC
  • 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

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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.

Last updated 12.14.2013, 2:10 AM ET
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Ron Keslar Welterweight Ranking History

Ron Keslar MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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 | Referee: Marcos Rosales
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:05 Round 2 of 3, 9:05 Total

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

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

2014.04.11
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 170.8 lbs | 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

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

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

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

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

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 | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

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

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

MMA Xtreme: Fists Will Fly
Main Card

2013.08.24
Referee: Gary Copeland
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Dominic Waters

Up and Comers Unlimited

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

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

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

2011.12.10
Win | Decision | Split

Felipe Fogolin

California Regional

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

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

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 | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

2010.10.09
Disclosed Pay: $1,500 Base | Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Eric Lawson Strikeforce 2010.10.09
Reason: Lawson Cracked Rib
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:32 Round 2 of 3, 9:32 Total

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

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: 173.75 lbs | Referee: Kim Winslow
Win | Submission | Choke

Jonathan Brandon

King of the Cage

2010.02.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Darrin Freeman

Wargods/Ken Shamrock Productions

2009.02.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Kris Bien

UF

2008.10.11
Win | Submission | Choke

Mike Musselwhite

IFBL

2007.09.15
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Matt Major

IFBL

2007.05.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Shane Carey

IFBL

2006.12.16

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