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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

Hieron
Decision
Round 3

Jay Hieron Rick Hawn

"The Thoroughbred" "Ghengis"

20-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   11-0-0
Climbed to 21-4   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 day   Age at Fight   34 years, 7 months, 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

Tapology Community Predictions: 262  
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Decision
Hieron
59%
Hawn
41%

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
after
VERY TRUE..RT @KelvinHunt: @Jayhieron that's what's up...if you only inspired one..it was worth it.
4 days
after
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
after
Check this video out -- Jay Heiron Promo web.mov http://t.co/ODfNYwA via @youtube
4 days
after
I'm eating but I'm still starving.. (hungry)
4 days
after
RISE & GRIND!RT @uselessgomez: Driving to the gym to get a quick workout in before work. The sun isn't even out yet!
4 days
after
Thx homie!RT @bigwood13: @Jayhieron finally just watched your fight .. Great work brother , looked sharp !! Congrats !!
3 days
after
TRUE!RT @ralphmarston: If people are not allowed to fail, they will be unable to succeed.
3 days
after
I'm in the hyperbaric chamber it speeds up the healing ;-))
3 days
after
WORD!RT @bigwood13: “The key to success is often the ability to adapt”
2 days
after
Thx 4 the love everybody...
2 days
after
Thx 4 supporting me!RT @CliffGammaCEO: Hey @Jayhieron congrats on the win Saturday night. Thanks for supporting @gammalabs
2 days
after
The only bad part is I can't smell this awesome food cause my beak is twisted :-(
2 days
after
Is eating Cuban food & loving it!
2 days
after
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
after
WORD!RT @Sports_Greats: If you are afraid of failure you don't deserve to be successful! -Charles Barkley
2 days
after
THX TO MY TEAM @mastermitter @SugarRaySefo @Jake_Bonacci @TheDolceDiet & all my training partners @Xtreme_Couture
21 hours
after
Jus touchdown in LV it's good to be home...
20 hours
after
On the iron bird in Denver about take off wheels up!
18 hours
after
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY WITH OUT YOU THERE WOULD BE NO US!
18 hours
after
WHEELS UP...RT @mastermitter: On the  now with @Jayhieron Can't wait to get home.
15 hours
after
And go after that belt & I'll be 100percent!!
11 hours
after
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
after
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
after
Thx everyone one 4 the support I appreciate it..
11 hours
after
Thx big broRT @SugarRaySefo: @mastermitter Good to hear coach we're with you and @Jayhieron in spirit and Good Luck for tomorrow!!
18 hours
before
Global ;-)RT @mmajapandotcom: Excited to watch @jayhieron fight tomorrow night. Best of luck from mma-japan
18 hours
before
Thx everybody 4 the support 2moro is gonna be a gr8 night!!
18 hours
before
I feel great all hydrated back up..
18 hours
before
On weight thx @TheDolceDiet
22 hours
before
Thx kid.RT @tjlavin: @Jayhieron get em this weekend homie. Dig deep & make it happen, you got this!
2 days
before
@ErikApple: Good luck to @Jayhieron this weekend. The dude is a badass
2 days
before
Layover in Denver. We need direct flights @BellatorMMA
2 days
before
About to board the iron bird!
2 days
before
& yes it's 5am pacific time smh!
2 days
before
About to start the journey to oaklahoma.
2 days
before
BORN READY!
3 days
before
"Sound Body, Sound Mind"
4 days
before
Yea.RT @philbaroni: That's when you won the counties ha ha “@Jayhieron: BEAST MODE THEN http://t.co/FTcibAj” hahahahaahaa!
5 days
before
Lol.RT @TapouT_Junkie: @Jayhieron that's seriously dope!! But in your before pic,dont you mean" house party" mode?lol. #kidnplay
5 days
before
Lmao haha.RT @jaysilvaufc: @Jayhieron hahahahhaha u look the same homie
5 days
before
BEAST MODE NOW http://plixi.com/p/98171961
5 days
before
BEAST MODE THEN http://plixi.com/p/98171771
5 days
before
Thoroughbred...RT @JordynLaneH: @Jayhieron geez! You've had like 3 fights in the last 3 months.. You're an animal! Lol
5 days
before
Yes this Saturday. :-))RT @JordynLaneH: @Jayhieron r u fighting again??
5 days
before
May 7th HIERON vs HAWN tournament finals @BellatorMMA LIVE ON @MTV_2
5 days
before
FIGHT WEEK.. I love it!
5 days
before
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
before
I'm still lol..RT @lyc4nthrope: @Jayhieron yo your profile pic looks like you taking a huge shit! RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!
6 days
before
Hahahahaha...RT @lyc4nthrope: @Jayhieron yo your profile pic looks like you taking a huge shit! RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!
6 days
before
Is about to get a massage..
6 days
before
I love you big bro..1 of the G.O.A.T!! @Randy_Couture
7 days
before
Watching the fights with the homie @tjlavin..
7 days
before
Let's go big bro.. @Randy_Couture #legend
7 days
before
Word.RT @MikeKellyLV: @CATALYSTGROUPLV BBQ with @jayhieron and the crew.
7 days
before
Feeling good,feeling strong & sharp.. READY!
7 days
before
WORD!!RT @themissjess: @Jayhieron hmmm keep thinkin about that damn bbq meat.. nothing tastes the same SMH
8 days
before
RISE & GRIND.. it's Friday & my body still feels fresh..(blessed)
8 days
before
RT @MDashPoca: everyone tune into MTV on sat may 7th. check out my boy @Jayhieron aka the wild stallion fighting in the finals @BellatorMMA
9 days
before
Lol.RT @aaronsimpson: @Jayhieron @philbaroni you forgot +a good tan.
9 days
before
TRUE!RT @Sports_Greats: Accept challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. -Unknown
9 days
before
TRUE!RT @philbaroni: Simple formula Sweat + Sacrifice = #Success
9 days
before
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