Sherdog.com confirmed Saturday with a source close to the fighter that Season 4 welterweight tournament finalist Hawn will make the drop to 155 pounds in order to compete in the Chicago-based promotion’s sixth-season lightweight draw. MMAJunkie.com first reported the news on Saturday morning.
Bellator’s sixth season is expected to host at least four tournaments, with eight-man brackets in the lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and featherweight divisions. A fifth weight could be added to the season, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has stated, but it is unknown at this time which weight class is being considered for that slot.
An American judo representative at the 2004 Olympic Games, Hawn suffered the first loss of his MMA career when he was bested in the Season 4 welterweight finals by Jay Hieron this past May.
Prior to that setback, Hawn had been perfect through eleven professional outings. After earning an impressive knockout victory over LeVon Maynard in his 2010 Bellator debut, the 35-year-old outpointed fellow judoka Jim Wallhead and onetime welterweight champion Lyman Good to advance to the tournament final.view original article >>
Bellator’s Heather Hardy, who competed in both boxing and MMA, is taking Floyd Mayweather at his word about being aggressive.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Andrey Koreshkov defeated Anthony Njokuani via first-round TKO Friday night in Bellator 182's main event at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, to further bolster his case as one of the read news >>
Former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov continued his climb back into title contention by ground and pounding Chidi Njokuani out. read news >>
Check out the video highlights from Bellator 182, which had big ground-and-pound in the main event and a slick guillotine in the co-main.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, Videos read news >>
With a dominant win at Bellator 182, ex-champ Andrey Koreshkov would love to think he jumped the line for another welterweight title shot.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, Videos read news >>
Go inside the numbers from this past Friday’s Bellator 182 event in Verona, N.Y., which saw featherweight A.J. McKee set a new standard.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>
Fernando Gonzalez moved to an impressive 7-1 in Bellator this past Friday, but knows he has to get his weight cuts figured out, and soon.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, Videos read news >>
After edging Veta Arteaga at Bellator 182 win, Bruna Ellen is satisfied with how the strategy to halt her opponent’s aggression panned out.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>
Watch Stefan Struve submit Lavar Johnson in 2012. read news >>
After an unsuccessful, but gritty, Bellator debut, Brooke Mayo is set to welcome Kaytlin Neil into the Bellator cage.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>