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Ron Keslar

Ron Keslar

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  • Name: Ron Keslar
  • Professional MMA Record: 11-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1980.04.17
  • Last Fight: April 11, 2014 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.8 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $6,000 USD
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: American Kickboxing Academy
  • 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.

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Ron Keslar MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:05 Round 2 of 3, 9:05 Total
Karo Parisyan
Ref: Jason Herzog
Bellator 116: Johnson vs. Ivanov
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2014.04.11
Odds: -255 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 170.8 lbs
Cancelled Bout Jordan Smith Bellator 114 2014.03.28
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:55 Round 3 of 3, 10:55 Total
Rick Hawn
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
Bellator 109: Shlemenko vs. Marshall
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 170 lbs
2013.11.22
Odds: +360 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.7 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:31 Round 1 of 3
War Machine
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
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
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Luis Melo
Ref: Ron Nation
Bellator 100: Lima vs. Saunders 2
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 170 lbs
2013.09.20
Odds: +110 Near Even | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Chris Curtis
Ref: Gary Copeland
MMA Xtreme: Fists Will Fly
Main Card
2013.08.24
Win | Decision | Unanimous Dominic Waters Up and Comers Unlimited 2012.05.19
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 1 of 3
James Chaney
Impact MMA 1: Recognition
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2011.12.10
Win | Decision | Split Felipe Fogolin TWC 11 2011.06.17
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:57 Round 1 of 3
Eric Lawson
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
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
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Josh McDonald
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
Ref: Kim Winslow
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
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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MMA Fighting has Bellator 116 results for the Ivanov vs. Johnson fight card Friday night at t... (10 days ago)
Wyniki ważenia: Półfinał turnieju wagi ciężkiej: 265 lbs: Lavar Johnson (245,3 lbs) vs. Blag... (10 days ago)
Rick Hawn and Douglas Lima both hope the second time will be the charm as they pursue Bellator... (3 months ago)
  Mass MMA’s 2013 Fighter of the Year, Rick Hawn, is set to face Douglas Lima on April 18 for ... (3 months ago)
Ben Askren is no longer the Bellator welterweight kingpin, and the new champion will be crowne... (5 months ago)
Main Card Fights -Alexander Shlemenko defeated Doug Marshall by TKO via liver shot at 4:28 ... (5 months ago)

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