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Rick Hawn vs. Jim Wallhead

Main Card | Tournament Quarter-Finals | 170 lbs | MMA

Rick Hawn defeats Jim Wallhead via 3 Round Decision

Rick "Ghengis" Hawn
Mmaweekly large "Judo" Jim Wallhead

Round 3

Rick Hawn Jim Wallhead

"Ghengis" "Judo"

9-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   21-5-0
Climbed to 10-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 21-6
-140 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +115 (Near Even)
Us United States   Nationality   Gb United Kingdom
Dracut, Massachusetts   Fighting out of   Leicestershire, England
34 years, 5 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   26 years, 11 months, 5 days
170.6 lbs (77.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'10" (178cm)
71.0" (180cm)   Reach   75.0" (191cm)
Sityodtong Boston   Gym   Team Rough House
Bellator 35
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Bellator 35
  • Date: Saturday 03.05.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jason McCoy
  • Venue: Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Lemoore, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 4 of 8)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jimmy Smith
  • Hawn Total Disclosed Pay: $20,000
  • Wallhead Total Disclosed Pay: $10,000
  • Tournament: Bellator Season 4 Welterweight
  • Tournament Round: Quarter-Finals
  • Event Links:

Hawn vs. Wallhead Wiki Update Wiki

In the second televised bout of Bellator 35 and a tournament quarter-final bout, "Judo" Jim Wallhead took on Rick Hawn in a matchup of fighters with Judo foundations.

Hawn came forward fast to begin the fight, throwing the jab and immediately clinching up. Breaking free, Wallhead threw a nice low kick and counter right hook. Hawn launched a right head kick that was blocked, and the pace of exchanges was brisk. Hawn landed his second powerful low kick and appeared to be landing more and controlling the pace of the fight. Wallhead landed a low kick of his own but it was Hawn who hit significantly more leg strikes. The close round ended with it still being anyone's fight.

Wallhead landed a low kick that caught Hawn off-balance to begin round two. Hawn appeared to beat Wallhead to the punch in many of the exchanges, yet neither fighter landed any massive strikes that put the other in danger. Wallhead looked for a pair of takedowns that Hawn easily shrugged off late in the round.

Blood trickled down from Wallhead's eye early in the third round as the fighters continued with their kickboxing-focused fight. Wallhead landed a nice low kick and Hawn continued throwing single punches and jabs. Wallhead's mouthpiece came out, causing a brief pause. On the restart, Wallhead looked for a takedown yet Hawn reversed and smoothly put Wallhead onto his back. Wallhead escaped to his feet with a little over a minute remaining in the fight. Hawn appeared to edge out yet another round in what ended up a tactical affair.

The judges scored the bout 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27 unanimously for Rick Hawn. Speaking to Jimmy Smith in the post-fight interview, Hawn commented "Everyone knows how much I do in Judo and he's got a background in it... my boxing's getting better... I'm improving every time and you guys can see that."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:14 PM ET
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Hawn vs. Wallhead Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Just had a bad boy chinese with me mrs,salt chilli prawns n chicken,spare ribs singapore rice curry sauce n crackers hmmmm glad to be home
2 days
Just landed at heathrow,no sleep on the plane proper tired!lol
1 day
Beggining the long journey back to the UK,just heading to LAX fly at 6pm can't wait to be home!
19 hours
I would just like 2 thank every1 for there support and I'm sorry for my performance,I just didn't feel right tonight,so sorry joanna x
1 hour
Just finished my urine test for the commision,was still dehydrated so proper had to force it lol!!!
20 hours
170lbs bang on!happy days
23 hours
Weighins r taking too long to start come on!!!!!
24 hours
Only 4hrs till weighing!I am well hungry but only got couple of lbs to go so all good!can't wait for war 2moro night!
1 day
Right people just done my pre-fight tv interviews,rick hawn reckons he gonna retire me!stupid fucker!
2 days
Just arrived in california for my bellator fight saturday!time to get serious!
4 days
I agree with @danhardymma,u were pretty awful this morning @Fighterstrength,think u need to strap a pair on!
8 days
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