Jay Hieron wins Welterweight Tournament – Bellator 43

Posted: May 9, 2011 by Xtreme Couture MMA in Jay Hieron, xtreme couture
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The scorecards propelled Xtreme Couture’s Jay Hieron to the top of Bellator Fighting Championships’ latest welterweight tournament on Saturday.

Hieron won a split decision over Rick Hawn in the final of Bellator’s 170-pound tourney. It was the main event of Bellator 43 in Newkirk, Okla.

Judges at Bellator 43 gave the nod to Jay Hieron, right, over Rick Hawn.

Although Hieron and Hawn both have ample takedown skills, most of the three-round fight took place standing. Hawn had only one serious takedown attempt, but he set the pace by stalking Hieron throughout the bout.

Two judges scored the bout 29-28 for Hawn. One recorded the same score for Hawn.

Hieron won his 10th consecutive fight. Winning the eight-man tournament means a title shot against champion Ben Askren later this year.

Hawn suffered his first loss in 12 professional fights.

Comments
  1. Lorretta says:

    Congrats to Jay!!

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