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Jay Hieron vs. Anthony Lapsley

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

Jay Hieron defeats Anthony Lapsley via Submission at 3:39 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron
Mmaweekly large Anthony "The Recipe" Lapsley

Hieron
Submission
Round 1

Jay Hieron Anthony Lapsley

"The Thoroughbred" "The Recipe"

18-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   19-4-0
Climbed to 19-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 19-5
-360 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +285 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Las Vegas, Nevada   Fighting out of   Fort Wayne, Indiana
34 years, 7 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 6 days
170.8 lbs (77.5 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.8 lbs (77.5 kgs)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   5'9" (176cm)
75.0" (191cm)   Reach   72.5" (184cm)
Xtreme Couture   Gym   Team Deadly Jiu-Jitsu
Bellator 35
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Bellator 35
  • Date: Saturday 03.05.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Josh Rosenthal
  • Venue: Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Lemoore, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 5 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
  • Hieron Total Disclosed Pay: $20,000
  • Lapsley Total Disclosed Pay: $10,000
  • Tournament: Bellator Season 4 Welterweight
  • Tournament Round: Quarter-Finals
  • Event Links:

Hieron vs. Lapsley Wiki Update Wiki

In the third televised bout of Bellator 35, Anthony Lapsley took on Jay Hieron in a tournament quarter-final bout. Hieron was making his Bellator debut, while Lapsley came in 1-0 in prior Bellator competition.


The fighters came out and had a big exchange where Lapsley landed yet immediately found himself defending a guillotine. Lapsley easily popped out back to his feet, only to be put on his back from a double-leg takedown. Hieron first looked for a D'Arce choke, moved to half-guard, and then briefly looked for a guillotine with Lapsley pushed up against the fence. Lapsley, looking outclassed on the ground, had his back taken and was then mounted. Hieron quickly switched from ground and pound to slipping his arm under for a rear naked choke. Lapsley fought hard to defend, and then in a controversial moment, referee Josh Rosenthal called off the bout, apparently thinking Lapsley had been choked unconscious. Lapsley immediately jumped to his feet in what appeared to be an unfortunate error from the veteran referee.


The official finish - a technical submission via rear naked choke - came at 3:39 of the first round for Jay Hieron, who had been dominating the bout up until that point. Speaking with Josh Rosenthal after the fight, "Checked his wrist and he gave me no resistance, which is telling me that he's out." Jay Hieron commented, "I'm back, I don't know about the stoppage but it would have happened sooner or later... I'm a tournament fighter, you've got to get in and get out... I'm not injured, going to go back to the gym and get ready for the next round."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:46 PM ET
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Hieron vs. Lapsley Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 197  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Hieron
91%
Lapsley
9%

Hieron vs. Lapsley 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.

ALL DAY!!RT @Dorf277: @Jayhieron good win homey!! reppin NY and the Port!!
5 days
after
Go get it done bro ur READY!!! @MikeChandlerMMA
5 days
after
Touch down!!
4 days
after
WHEELS UP!!!
4 days
after
On my way to NY!!
4 days
after
Anytime do u have my info?RT @TalkMMA: @Jayhieron Any time. When you coming on the show?
4 days
after
Thx homie.RT @TalkMMA: @jayhieron Gave you some props on the show today for your win at @BellatorMMA 35 last weekend.
4 days
after
I do, so I will!!RT @ralphmarston: If you try, you might. When you do, you will.
4 days
after
TRUE.RT @ralphmarston: If you run away from discipline it punishes you. When you embrace discipline it enables you to do magnificent things.
3 days
after
live on Mmajunkie radio.. Tune in now!
3 days
after
Lol.RT @uselessgomez: @Jayhieron @arielhelwani sure.....
3 days
after
Lmao yea I'm gonna be on the show..RT @uselessgomez: @arielhelwani @Jayhieron you guys have a man date, how sweet
2 days
after
Ok coolRT @arielhelwani: @Jayhieron sent you a DM.
2 days
after
Yea do u have my #RT @arielhelwani: @Jayhieron will you be here Monday?
2 days
after
Jus wanna say thx to my coaches & my team.. @mastermitter @Jake_Bonacci @SugarRaySefo @TimLaneFitness @TheDolceDiet & @Xtreme_Couture
1 day
after
TRUE!RT @philbaroni: Excuses bring regrets. Actions bring results.
1 day
after
Throwback pic... IFL CHAMP!!! http://plixi.com/p/82165177
22 hours
after
:-))RT @JohnHahnMMA: @Jayhieron Congratulations! So much for cage rust. I guess that's what happens when you work like you do.
20 hours
after
Yezzirrr ur next kid.RT @johnalessio79: @Jayhieron yeah boy!!!! On to the next round...... Doing what we do at team @Xtreme_Couture!!!!!!!
19 hours
after
Thx bro.RT @RyanDCouture: Great to see you back in action and looking sharp last night @jayhieron. Congrats!
19 hours
after
Thx bro..RT @vitorbelfort: @Jayhieron congrats bro I hope to see u soon
19 hours
after
I thought he was out too I heard him gargling & the choke was pretty tight. But I'm a fighter not a Ref..
18 hours
after
It feels good to be back in the game. You never know how much u love something until u don't have it anymore..
18 hours
after
Thx 4 getting me in DOG shape.RT @Jake_Bonacci: Congrats to @Jayhieron on a dominating win last night.
18 hours
after
I got that #tigerblood.... #winning!!
4 hours
after
Thx everybody 4 the support I LOVE ALL Y'ALL!!!
4 hours
after
Home made tee pee. http://plixi.com/p/81447375
2 days
before
Cutting a little weight in my home made tee pee.. http://plixi.com/p/81447113
2 days
before
I love u bro keep ur head up @MartinKampmann #warrior
2 days
before
Yezzirrr.RT @PoeRilla: @Jayhieron tonite kampp saturday your turn HAMMERTIME!!
2 days
before
BIG BIRD!RT @FunnyPics: What in the world is she wearing?? http://plixi.com/p/81320042
2 days
before
Let's go hit man!!!@MartinKampmann
2 days
before
Yezzirr.RT @JoshBurkman: @Jayhieron Good to see you back, Do work!!
2 days
before
Touch down!!
2 days
before
WHEELS UP!!!
2 days
before
God keep me & my team safe on this flight.. AMEN!!
2 days
before
LOL look @mastermitter http://plixi.com/p/81294841
2 days
before
About to take off 2 cali.. It's gonna be a bumpy ride on this! http://plixi.com/p/81294707
2 days
before
Thx homie..RT @mayhemmiller: @Jayhieron good luck ya fuckin savage monster beast!
2 days
before
Lol.RT @aaronsimpson: @Jayhieron @philbaroni I started my day with a hard run, and will end it with The Office.
2 days
before
THX 4 support!RT @SloCoMania: @Jayhieron Good Luck on saturday! Get the W! Luke 1:37
2 days
before
AMEN.RT @philbaroni: Start your day with GOD and end your day with GOD. #ineed2practicewhatipreach
2 days
before
THX 4 THE SUPPORT EVERYBODY .. I LUV Y'ALL.
3 days
before
MARCH 5th BELLATOR MTV2!!!
3 days
before
Hot tub time.. :-)
4 days
before
ON IT.RT @ralphmarston: Realize that the best is yet to come. Then get busy and make it happen.
4 days
before
IM ABOUT TO GO HAM!!!!!!
4 days
before
All good fam. Nex 1 4sho.RT @Grafh: @Jayhieron All day. Wish I could make it to the fight. I ain't missing the next one gz.
4 days
before
Thx homie..RT @Grafh: My nig @Jayhieron is fighting March 5th sat on MTV2. Support my boi. He kicks ass. Follow my g.
4 days
before
@GrayMaynard & @mastermitter RT @Celine_Martin32: @Jayhieron who's gonna be your corner guy on saturday???
4 days
before
This is how I feel right now!!! http://plixi.com/p/80887106
4 days
before
@TheDolceDiet has my weight on point right now everything is on target!!
5 days
before
@johnalessio79 http://plixi.com/p/80709894
5 days
before
U should do ur hair like his 4 ur next fight.RT @johnalessio79: @Jayhieron hahahaha..... U didn't know I had mad freestyle skills! Lol
5 days
before
TRUE..RT @ralphmarston: What you've achieved is what you've allowed yourself to achieve.Now, allow more.
5 days
before
VANILLA ICE..RT @johnalessio79: Doing this drive to Beverly Hills, not much fun but must be done! Hey that rhymes
5 days
before
ON IT.RT @ralphmarston: Don't get caught up deciding whether it's easy or difficult. Just get it done.
5 days
before
Fight week.. I love it!
5 days
before
:-))RT @lovesubmissions: Let's do this for NY ..u got this baby!!! RT @Jayhieron: March 5th @BellatorMMA MTV2 thethorobred returns!!
6 days
before
:-))RT @mastermitter: The new and improved “@Jayhieron: March 5th @BellatorMMA MTV2 thethorobred returns!!”
8 days
before
March 5th @BellatorMMA MTV2 thethorobred returns!!
8 days
before
@FRANKTRIGG
8 days
before
My new coach :-)RT @FRANKTRIGG: “@themissjess: @Jayhieron Haha .... @FRANKTRIGG http://plixi.com/p/80024075” that's my son Stone!!!
8 days
before
I finished up my last hard session of the week with some pads from Stone "BABY TOES" Trigg!! http://plixi.com/p/80022043
8 days
before
MTV2..RT @DanMcDonald84: @Jayhieron man wish I was there to watch it go down! Stuck in Alamogordo, New Mexico for 90 days....
8 days
before
Mtv2 thx bro.RT @evenjonboy: @Jayhieron is your fight shown in the uk? Good luck and kick his butt
8 days
before
WORD.RT @mastermitter: Few more days till @jayheiron gets bck in the cage. Make sure u tune in march 5th on MTV2. It's gonna b a great card
8 days
before
Lmao nah he's not a fighter lol..RT @FRANKTRIGG: @johnalessio79 @jayhieron just so we are clear, it's not me.
8 days
before
Ok I'm gonna train first then I'll go bail the homie out.. Lol
8 days
before
My day usually starts with training but today on my way to bail my boy out of jail.. DONT DRINK & DRIVE!
8 days
before
Thx homie.RT @RichAttonito: @Jayhieron good luck bro
8 days
before
Thx :-)RT @Celine_Martin32: @Jayhieron Good luck for the 5th ! Be the best, like always !;-)
8 days
before
Thx 4 support.RT @jarchilla: @Jayhieron good luck in @BellatorMMA on the 5th, i'll be rooting for ya.
9 days
before
You already know..RT @fightshark_com: @Jayhieron do work son!
9 days
before
:-)RT @gogoyogini: @Jayhieron can't wait 2 c u fight, good luck. :)
9 days
before
Thx 4 support.RT @XxJustinWoodxX: @Jayhieron Nothing but the best of luck man! I will definitely be tuned in. You deserve the best!
9 days
before
He'll yea..RT @johnalessio79: @Jayhieron yeah buddy!! Looking sharp.... Almost time to do work! Live on mtv2 march 5th
9 days
before
1 word BLESSED.RT @fightsiteLA: @Jayhieron In three words, describe your life as a fighter.
9 days
before
Thx 4 supportRT @JoshDCarey: @Jayhieron Spoke to Randel about fight, best of luck. If you need anything, let me know.
9 days
before
Yezzir.RT @PoeRilla: @Jayhieron its on mtv2?? Thats dope!!
9 days
before
Yup.RT @Karmaatemycat: @Jayhieron Getting ready for the Tournament? I feel you on the 2Gallons of water a day.
9 days
before
:-)RT @SoonerShankle: @Jayhieron well, you are nice and cleansed...that's a challenge that I'll have to try.
9 days
before
Thx 4 support.RT @ewwgirl: @Jayhieron good luck on your fight!! i'll be rootin for ya
9 days
before
Thx.RT @kdiamondlv: @Jayhieron I'm on that same ish. I feel like I'm drowning! Good luck
9 days
before
I'm pissing like a race horse 2 gallons of H20 a day :-)
9 days
before
Lol I was a street fighter.RT @Mike_Pyle: Back in tha day I was a NHB fighter .. Now I am a MMA fighter .. Lol ... My how times have changed
9 days
before
March 5th MTV2RT @northside516: @Jayhieron yoo bro follow me kid and when you fighting??? let me know
9 days
before
Is feeling good after my last night of sparring. March 5th Bellator MTV2!!
9 days
before
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