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Jay Hieron vs. Rick Hawn

Main Event | Tournament Championship | 170 lbs

Jay Hieron defeats Rick Hawn via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron
Rick "Ghengis" Hawn

Round 3

Jay Hieron Rick Hawn

"The Thoroughbred" "Ghengis"

21-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   11-0-0
Climbed to 22-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 11-1
-170 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +150 (Slight Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Las Vegas, Nevada   Fighting out of   Dracut, Massachusetts
34 years, 9 months, 1 week, 1 day   Age at Fight   34 years, 7 months, 3 weeks, 1 day
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   71.0" (180cm)
Xtreme Couture   Gym   Sityodtong Boston
Bellator 43
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Bellator 43
  • Date: Saturday 05.07.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Venue: First Council Casino
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 7 of 6)
  • 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: None Disclosed
  • Hawn Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Title on Line: Tournament Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Vacant
  • Tournament: Bellator Season 4 Welterweight
  • Tournament Round: Finals
  • Event Links:

Hieron vs. Hawn Wiki Update Wiki

Bellator 43's Main Event pitted top twenty welterweight Jay Hieron against undefeated Judo specialist Rick Hawn in the final of the Season Four Welterweight Tournament.

The men start out swinging in the center of the cage. Hieron is getting the better of the early goings, and mixing in kicks effectively to control distance. A good left from Hawn lands near the 3:00 mark. The fighters have yet to tie up. Hawn is having trouble reaching Hieron, and is lunging with Supermans to try to get there. Hieron sees it and is trying to time it with a knee. Hawn lands again, and yet again in the last minute. His most effective sequence of the round. A close first round controlled by Hieron in the early goings, but Hawn came on in the latter half.

The standup continues in round two with both fighters squaring off in the center. Hawn has at least equalized, having figured out the length of Hieron. Now it's Hieron that needs to make adjustments. A brief slip from Hieron near the midway point. Neither fighter has rocked the other despite a good pace in the standup. Hawn is trying to walk him down, and lands a good left with 90 seconds remaining in the second. Another close round as it enters the final minute. Hawn lands again, and is the aggressor.

Hieron's 9 fight win streak is in jeopardy as the fighters enter the final frame of a close one. Hieron resumes leg kicks, but Hawn may have the faster hands. A spinning back kick from Hieron. Three minutes remaining in the fight and Hieron is backing away as Hawn advances relentlessly. Hieron is cut and bleeding from the eye. Hawn begins mixing in leg kicks to the left leg of Hieron. The entire fight has remained on the feet. Hawn lands again in the final minute. Hieron looks busted up. A close fight to call as the final bell sounds.

The judges score the bout 29-28 Hieron, 29-28 Hawn, and 29-28 Hieron for Jay Hieron, who wins by Split Decision to take the Season Four Tournament Crown.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:47 PM ET
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Hieron vs. Hawn Fight Predictions

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Hieron vs. Hawn 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.

This isn't science but trust me I'm gonna take u too school.. @Benaskrin
4 days, 7 hours, and 23 minutes
VERY TRUE..RT @KelvinHunt: @Jayhieron that's what's up...if you only inspired one..it was worth it.
4 days, 6 hours, and 50 minutes
Went to the boys town- today to talk to the kids it was sad but I'm happy I can share my story & hopefully a few were inspired!
4 days, 6 hours, and 15 minutes
Check this video out -- Jay Heiron Promo web.mov http://t.co/ODfNYwA via @youtube
3 days, 19 hours, and 49 minutes
I'm eating but I'm still starving.. (hungry)
3 days, 19 hours, and 35 minutes
RISE & GRIND!RT @uselessgomez: Driving to the gym to get a quick workout in before work. The sun isn't even out yet!
3 days, 16 hours, and 44 minutes
Thx homie!RT @bigwood13: @Jayhieron finally just watched your fight .. Great work brother , looked sharp !! Congrats !!
3 days, 9 hours, and 34 minutes
TRUE!RT @ralphmarston: If people are not allowed to fail, they will be unable to succeed.
3 days, 4 hours, and 4 minutes
I'm in the hyperbaric chamber it speeds up the healing ;-))
3 days, 2 hours, and 30 minutes
WORD!RT @bigwood13: “The key to success is often the ability to adapt”
2 days, 7 hours, and 33 minutes
Thx 4 the love everybody...
2 days, 5 hours, and 28 minutes
Thx 4 supporting me!RT @CliffGammaCEO: Hey @Jayhieron congrats on the win Saturday night. Thanks for supporting @gammalabs
2 days, 4 hours, and 51 minutes
The only bad part is I can't smell this awesome food cause my beak is twisted :-(
2 days, 4 hours, and 25 minutes
Is eating Cuban food & loving it!
2 days, 4 hours, and 19 minutes
TRUE!RT @Sports_Greats: It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up. -Vince Lombardi
2 days, 1 hour, and 29 minutes
WORD!RT @Sports_Greats: If you are afraid of failure you don't deserve to be successful! -Charles Barkley
1 day, 21 hours, and 50 minutes
THX TO MY TEAM @mastermitter @SugarRaySefo @Jake_Bonacci @TheDolceDiet & all my training partners @Xtreme_Couture
20 hours and 34 minutes
Jus touchdown in LV it's good to be home...
20 hours and 12 minutes
On the iron bird in Denver about take off wheels up!
18 hours and 13 minutes
17 hours and 47 minutes
WHEELS UP...RT @mastermitter: On the  now with @Jayhieron Can't wait to get home.
15 hours and 20 minutes
And go after that belt & I'll be 100percent!!
11 hours and 28 minutes
From my last fight 3 weeks ago but it was a tournament & everything was on a schedule any thx everyone for the support I'm gonna heal up
11 hours and 28 minutes
My nose was broke from my last fight 3 weeks ago I tried to mot get hit in it but it's the hurt bis. I would have liked more time to heal
11 hours and 26 minutes
Thx everyone one 4 the support I appreciate it..
11 hours and 25 minutes
Thx big broRT @SugarRaySefo: @mastermitter Good to hear coach we're with you and @Jayhieron in spirit and Good Luck for tomorrow!!
17 hours and 43 minutes
Global ;-)RT @mmajapandotcom: Excited to watch @jayhieron fight tomorrow night. Best of luck from mma-japan
17 hours and 43 minutes
Thx everybody 4 the support 2moro is gonna be a gr8 night!!
17 hours and 46 minutes
I feel great all hydrated back up..
17 hours and 46 minutes
On weight thx @TheDolceDiet
21 hours and 31 minutes
Thx kid.RT @tjlavin: @Jayhieron get em this weekend homie. Dig deep & make it happen, you got this!
1 day, 21 hours, and 19 minutes
@ErikApple: Good luck to @Jayhieron this weekend. The dude is a badass
1 day, 23 hours, and 10 minutes
Layover in Denver. We need direct flights @BellatorMMA
2 days, 3 hours, and 40 minutes
About to board the iron bird!
2 days, 6 hours, and 33 minutes
& yes it's 5am pacific time smh!
2 days, 8 hours, and 11 minutes
About to start the journey to oaklahoma.
2 days, 8 hours, and 12 minutes
2 days, 16 hours, and 35 minutes
"Sound Body, Sound Mind"
4 days and 4 minutes
Yea.RT @philbaroni: That's when you won the counties ha ha “@Jayhieron: BEAST MODE THEN http://t.co/FTcibAj” hahahahaahaa!
4 days, 14 hours, and 21 minutes
Lol.RT @TapouT_Junkie: @Jayhieron that's seriously dope!! But in your before pic,dont you mean" house party" mode?lol. #kidnplay
4 days, 20 hours, and 58 minutes
Lmao haha.RT @jaysilvaufc: @Jayhieron hahahahhaha u look the same homie
4 days, 21 hours, and 2 minutes
BEAST MODE NOW http://plixi.com/p/98171961
4 days, 21 hours, and 10 minutes
BEAST MODE THEN http://plixi.com/p/98171771
4 days, 21 hours, and 11 minutes
Thoroughbred...RT @JordynLaneH: @Jayhieron geez! You've had like 3 fights in the last 3 months.. You're an animal! Lol
5 days, 3 hours, and 18 minutes
Yes this Saturday. :-))RT @JordynLaneH: @Jayhieron r u fighting again??
5 days, 3 hours, and 52 minutes
May 7th HIERON vs HAWN tournament finals @BellatorMMA LIVE ON @MTV_2
5 days, 3 hours, and 53 minutes
FIGHT WEEK.. I love it!
5 days, 3 hours, and 54 minutes
Lol.RT @Mike_Pyle: Bin laden shot in the head .... I herd Clint Eastwood was the shooter ... U feel lucky punk .... Well do ya??
5 days, 3 hours, and 58 minutes
I'm still lol..RT @lyc4nthrope: @Jayhieron yo your profile pic looks like you taking a huge shit! RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!
6 days and 43 minutes
Hahahahaha...RT @lyc4nthrope: @Jayhieron yo your profile pic looks like you taking a huge shit! RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!
6 days and 46 minutes
Is about to get a massage..
6 days, 1 hour, and 6 minutes
I love you big bro..1 of the G.O.A.T!! @Randy_Couture
6 days, 17 hours, and 23 minutes
Watching the fights with the homie @tjlavin..
6 days, 19 hours, and 18 minutes
Let's go big bro.. @Randy_Couture #legend
6 days, 20 hours, and 43 minutes
Word.RT @MikeKellyLV: @CATALYSTGROUPLV BBQ with @jayhieron and the crew.
6 days, 20 hours, and 47 minutes
Feeling good,feeling strong & sharp.. READY!
1 week and 51 minutes
WORD!!RT @themissjess: @Jayhieron hmmm keep thinkin about that damn bbq meat.. nothing tastes the same SMH
1 week, 1 day, 2 hours, and 42 minutes
RISE & GRIND.. it's Friday & my body still feels fresh..(blessed)
1 week, 1 day, 5 hours, and 37 minutes
RT @MDashPoca: everyone tune into MTV on sat may 7th. check out my boy @Jayhieron aka the wild stallion fighting in the finals @BellatorMMA
1 week, 1 day, 21 hours, and 17 minutes
Lol.RT @aaronsimpson: @Jayhieron @philbaroni you forgot +a good tan.
1 week, 1 day, 21 hours, and 18 minutes
TRUE!RT @Sports_Greats: Accept challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. -Unknown
1 week, 1 day, 22 hours, and 22 minutes
TRUE!RT @philbaroni: Simple formula Sweat + Sacrifice = #Success
1 week, 1 day, 23 hours, and 32 minutes
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