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Ben Askren vs. Jay Hieron

Main Event | Bellator MMA Welterweight Championship | 170 lbs

Ben Askren defeats Jay Hieron via 5 Round Decision

"Funky" Ben Askren
Mmaweekly large Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron

Askren
Decision
Round 5

Ben Askren Jay Hieron

"Funky" "The Thoroughbred"

8-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   21-4-0
Climbed to 9-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 21-5
-500 (Heavy Favorite)   Betting Odds   +400 (Heavy Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Phoenix, Arizona   Fighting out of   Las Vegas, Nevada
27 years, 3 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   35 years, 3 months
169.6 lbs (76.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs)
5'11" (181cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
71.0" (180cm)   Reach   75.0" (191cm)
Roufusport MMA Academy (Primary)
Evolve MMA (Other)
  Gym   Xtreme Couture
Bellator 56
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Bellator 56
  • Date: Saturday 10.29.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Venue: Memorial Hall
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 10)
  • 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
  • Askren Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Hieron Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Title on Line: Bellator MMA Welterweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Askren
  • Event Links:

Askren vs. Hieron Wiki Update Wiki

Askren and Hieron took to the cage for the main event of the evening for the welterweight title.


Askren was the first to connect on a strike, landing an overhand right at the start of the bout. Askren charged forward in search of a takedown but Hieron stuffed him and wound up on top in side control. Askren rolled to his knees then got to his feet and the fighters separated. Hieron landed a jab. Askren landed a right cross then a knee in a brief clinch. Hieron responded with a straight jab. Hieron stuffed another takedown against the cage then Askren landed a knee to the body and pushed Hieron against the cage. Askren dropped for a takedown but Hieron again defended and spun away from the cage. Hieron landed another nice straight jab then sprawled to defend a takedown in the center of the cage. Hieron landed a lead hand hook that backed Askren up. Askren slipped on a head kick attempt then took a leg kick at the bell.


Hieron's superb takedown defense continued in the second round, until Askren refused to give up on a deep double leg and eventually got his opponent down, posturing up to land some punches before passing to half guard. Askren worked short punches from the half guard and tried to isolate and arm for a submission, but Hieron defended. Askren continued to wear on Hieron with short punches and elbows as Hieron had no answer for the wrestler's suffocating top control. Both fighters had small cuts around their eyes. Hieron managed to reclaim the guard, threw up a Triangle Choke attempt, then wound up with Askren on top in side control for his efforts. Hieron trapped one of Askren's arms with his legs and took knees to the body for the last ten seconds of the round.


Askren blocked a head kick to start the third round. Hieron landed a lead hand hook. Another head kick was blocked by Askren but a jab got through. Hieron stuffed a takedown and backed away from Askren. Askren lunged forward with a hook that missed but instantly ducked down, scooped up a double leg and got a slam takedown. Askren stood then passed to side control but was relegated to half guard when he tried to mount Hieron. Askren went back to work on top with short elbows. Hieron kicked Askren away and got to his feet then landed another lead hook. An inside leg kick landed for Hieron then another jab. Hieron caught a body kick and countered with a combo before the bell.


Askren landed a nice right cross to start the fourth round as he stalked forward then Hieron answered. A body kick landed for Askren then Hieron stuffed a takedown, only to be dragged down with a front headlock. Askren spun to Hieron's back and fired off knees to the body while keeping Hieron pinned in a turtle position. Askren worked some lazy hammer fists to the sides of Hieron's head then went back to the knees to the ribs. Hieron managed to get up in a scramble then stuffed another takedown attempt. Hieron kept Askren at bay with a straight jab on the feet and connected on a clean uppercut. An eye poke to Hieron prompted a momentary halt to the contest. The last few seconds played out at range after the restart.


Hieron snapped Askren's head back with a nice looping left hand to start the final round. Hieron defended another takedown attempt then went back to his jab. Hieron continued to pepper Askren from range with his lead hand, weary of the takedown. A leg kick landed for Hieron followed by a right uppercut. A fresh Hieron looked to be gaining confidence as he backed a flagging Askren up under constant pressure. Hieron knocked Askren down with a spinning back kick to the chest then kicked at the champ's legs from a standing position. Herzog stepped in and allowed Askren to stand in the final minute. Hieron landed a right cross in the final seconds of the round and taunted Askren.


The official scorecards read 48-47 Hieron, 48-47 Askren, and 48-47 Askren, giving the champ the Split Decision victory.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:19 PM ET
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Askren vs. Hieron Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 391  
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Askren vs. Hieron 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.

@NEWBREED04 went to @jimmyjohns for $1 customer appreciation day and the line was down the damn block so I decided against it
5 days
after
@philbaroni lmao hahaha #gasmask
4 days
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RT @philbaroni: Is blowing up the toilet at the Dr. Office after eating Hot Chipolte Salad the waiting room has got to be stinking ha ha ha
4 days
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Lol but love chic&wafflesRT @uselessgomez: @Jayhieron this is coming from the guy who likes his chicken plain with nothing on it...ha!
4 days
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Thx :)RT @rhayes08: @Jayhieron hey man I was there to watch my friend and also watched ur fight. Ur badass and u have a new fan
4 days
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Nah homie I think it's a tieRT @uselessgomez: @Jayhieron that chicken and waffles from the grand lux are way better
4 days
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Is @ hash house about to eat some chicken & waffles!
4 days
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LolRT @DomonicS1986: @Jayhieron That guy you fought was a chump. Imma find his number and turn his shit off.
4 days
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LolRT @NativeMMA: @Jayhieron they should at least give out bonuses for "ROBBERY OF THE NITE"! you got srewed by the mask
3 days
after
Going on now... Tune in @MMAjunkie @MMAjunkieGeorge
3 days
after
Headed home to WI, central IL sure is boring
3 days
after
One costume I saw last night LOL http://t.co/6CDzCqAe
3 days
after
LolRT @Jstephan85: @Jayhieron That guy you fought wasn't on your level. I want to see a rematch. Get me his Cel number I'll disconnect it
3 days
after
I'm gonna be a guest on @MMAjunkie radio this AM... If you wanna know how I feel about the fight tune in #peopleschamp
3 days
after
AmytimeRT @MMAKingdom_JB: @Jayhieron your great bro..sorry u got screwed...we'd love to have you back on radio show when you got the time.
2 days
after
Me too :)RT @philbaroni: I just want to tell my fans Thank You for all the support I'm so grateful. #SoAppreciative
2 days
after
Word!!RT @AdamComedian: @Jayhieron You got robbed brother
2 days
after
Vegas is crazy on holloween
2 days
after
Chocolate,chocolate,chocolate
2 days
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Me too :)RT @philbaroni: I'm eating a ton of junk food right now. #icantstop
2 days
after
On a walk with our dog Gaia and we saw the occupy STL movement and I swear it is just a bunch of homeless people
2 days
after
Thx sis.RT @themissjess: @Jayhieron you'll always be the champ in my eyes big bro!!!
2 days
after
Hey I'm going to be on HD nets Inside MMA live from a haunted house in STL at 7pm. Tune in to check out myhalloween costume!
2 days
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:)RT @KALANI_MACK: @Jayhieron King without a crown!
2 days
after
CoolRT @MMAjunkieGeorge: @Jayhieron Tuesday 10-10:30am at @mandalaybay_LV. Cool?
1 day
after
When you gonna have me on the show?RT @MMAjunkieGeorge: RT @Jayhieron: PEOPLES CHAMP! GG: great fight, jay.
1 day
after
Thx homieRT @kendallgrovemma: @Jayhieron watched your fight all i can say is what da fuck.u should be champ
1 day
after
All dayRT @HandGrenade_SD: @Jayhieron Port Knox!!!!!! Strong Island !!!!!
1 day
after
PEOPLES CHAMP!
1 day
after
Just had the best pizza on the planet #Shakespeare's. who knows what I'm talking about?
1 day
after
@dc_mma when does UFC on fox primetime air?
1 day
after
I need to dress up for Halloween tomorrow night I will be on insideMMA. Anyone have costume ideas?
23 hours
after
Taking off WHEELS UP!!
16 hours
after
Everyone hit up @BjornRebney & @BellatorMMA & tell them u wanna see the rematch #campaign
16 hours
after
is THE PEOPLES CHAMP!
15 hours
after
We @ the airport going back to LV.
15 hours
after
Thx homie!RT @JayGlazer: Hey @Jayhieron, you'll be back stronger brotha! All the NFL guys ya train w me love ya to death man!
15 hours
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Thx big broRT @SugarRaySefo: @Jayhieron That's right bro u are n u will be back even stronger! Love u Bro!!
14 hours
after
Backyard & needed the finish.. I'm the PEOPLES CHAMP & I will be back stronger!!
14 hours
after
I jus wanna thank everyone 4 all the support. I love all y'all & appreciate the kind words. I feel I won the fight but I fought in his
14 hours
after
In the arena http://t.co/TNiX43Ij
3 hours
after
I think mizzou is the best 4-4 team in the country, lost to three top 10 teams and one top 25
11 minutes
after
Thx 4 everyone for the support. I'll holla @ yall after the fight!
18 hours
before
Jus finished weighing in... Ben asskrins breath smells like hot garbage!!!!!
22 hours
before
Check me out armbarring this newscaster.... http://t.co/co5Ui92r
1 day
before
On weight headed to weigh ins in a few
1 day
before
ThxRT @SiyarTheKiller: @Jayhieron good luck 2mro man!
1 day
before
Easy cut today thx to the @TheDolceDiet I'm ready to weigh in & eat.. 2moro will be a gr8 day :)
1 day
before
BIG S/O to my team @mastermitter @SugarRaySefo @Xtreme_Couture @robertdrysdale @TheDolceDiet & @Jake_Bonacci #HWPO
2 days
before
All good out here in KC y'all, all settled in jus got to get some weight off tonight & then it's time to have some fun!
2 days
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WHEELS UP!!
2 days
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On the way to the airport!
2 days
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Thx sweetie :)RT @thejadebryce: @Jayhieron can't wait to see your fight!!! :)
3 days
before
@NEWBREED04 I agree blue egg is the bomb. I think we should get @dukeroufus to have them sponsor us. Free food for everyone
3 days
before
Thx homieRT @JoeDArce: @Jayhieron let's get that title brother.
3 days
before
Bellator Champ Ben Askren on Jay Hieron: ‘This is Going to be Very One-Sided’ - http://t.co/ee7EdhEP
3 days
before
CoolRT @BklynBreeze: @Jayhieron. RT Cool send some pics when u get a chance.
3 days
before
@dannyboydownes @nickdiaz209 @ufc Hell yeah DANNY love the mean mugging
3 days
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All good I got them.RT @BklynBreeze: @Jayhieron Whats up Jay. Shirts will be there before 3pm today.
3 days
before
First fight is getting the weight down... I'm not to far away with @TheDolceDiet on the team #HWPO
3 days
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Viacom buys Bellator, plans 2013 start on Spike: http://t.co/rgtOL1oZ via @AddThis
3 days
before
Just got into Missouri, sure feels like home
4 days
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on my way to Kansas City anyone know any sweet DG courses to play in Illinois or Iowa?
4 days
before
My DM doesn't work if you need to get in touch with me contact me directly
5 days
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#HWPO
5 days
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BORN READY :)
5 days
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FIGHT WEEK :)
5 days
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leave for KC on Tuesday :)
6 days
before
Packers 7-0 looks like another great season for the green and gold.
6 days
before
God bless http://t.co/mI0O2FVt
6 days
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@Showtimepettis @hermannation Herman is the shocker popular down there in Orlando
8 days
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IM FU$KING READY period.......
8 days
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:)RT @VegasOrthopedic: @Jayhieron Absolutely. We're pulling for you!
8 days
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Read on mma.tv that Gatsalov signed with UFC that would be crazy if it was true!
8 days
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Back 2 back training sessions #grinding
8 days
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I am impressed with Lehighs recruiting class, don't think I have ever seen so many kids commit early. Plus the got a stud in Doug Vollaro
9 days
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Good work this am with @mastermitter #sharp
9 days
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