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Bellator Fighting Championships bills itself as the place "Where championships are earned, not given."

Following a highly controversial split-decision loss to fellow season-four welterweight tournament finalist Jay Hieron, former Olympic judoka Rick Hawn might disagree.

The Hieron vs. Hawn bout served as the featured contest of Saturday's Bellator 43 event, which took place at the First Council Casino Hotel in Newkirk, Okla., and aired on MTV2.



OFFICIAL MAIN CARD RESULTS

Jay Hieron def. Rick Hawn via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) - welterweight tourney final
Bryan Baker def. Joe Riggs via knockout (punch) - Round 2, 3:53
Chase Beebe def. Jose Vega via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 4:06
Ron Sparks def. Vince Lucero via submission (keylock) - Round 1, 2:18

OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS

David Rickels def. Richard Bouphanouvong via submission (triangle choke) - Round 2, 1:11
Michael Osborn def. Mike Schatz via submission (strikes) - Round 1, 1:58


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Post #1   5/8/11 10:40:03AM   

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Hieron supposedly lost to Weedman and Hawn during this tourney.

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Post #2   5/8/11 12:21:49PM   

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Heiron arguably didnt win a single fight of the bellator tournament. Lapsley was an early stoppage and he lost his last two decisions but somehow got the nod.

Post #3   5/8/11 1:19:20PM   

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Last nights decision was a pretty easy one I thought.....the secondand third round came down to (IMO) three things: effective striking-although pretty bad on both sides Hawn had the near fall in the second and the damage of his strikes were visible during the entire third round; aggression-clearly this was on Hawn's side, he was constantly prushing the action.....while some effective counter strikers do let the opponent strike first they don't circle countlessly for three rounds, Llyoto Machida would be a prime example of what I am saying about being an effective counter striker without losing points for being non-aggressive; cage control-while I understand the difference (as the commentator was constantly reminding of) between running away and angling away the effect was the damn near the same here ....Heiron wasn't disengaging after leaping in for a strike, or even creating an angle to permit his own offensive, he was damn near retreating! He didn't pull a Kalib Starnes, but he did pull a Houston Alexander. I swear the guys who judge the Heiron fights are the same that judge the Leonard Garcia fights.....and they suck!

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Jay hieron took that tournament leonard garcia style!!!

The x mas gifts were given out early this year to jay!!!

Post #5   5/8/11 7:19:10PM