Rick Hawn vs. Ron Keslar

17:08

The tournament comes down to the final, Keslar vs. Hawn for a title shot.

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>> RON KESLAR, 6 FOOT.

A THREE-INCH REACH ADVANTAGE

OVER RICK HAWN.

HE WANTS THE TAKEDOWN, HE WILL

HAVE TO USE THE LENGTH.

>> LET'S GO TO MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> FROM SANDS BETHLEHEM, MMA NOW

MOVES TO THE NEXT TOURNAMENT

FINAL, WELTERWEIGHT.

INSIDE THE CAGE SET FOR THREE

FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS PRESENTED BY

PUNISHMENT ATHLETICS.

IT'S A WAY OF LIFE.

AND BROUGHT TO YOU BY "HOME

FRONT."

THIS THANKSGIVING, HOW FAR WOULD

YOU GO TO PROTECT YOUR HOME?

"HOME FRONT" IN THEATERS THIS

WEDNESDAY.

NOW INTRODUCING THE RED CORNER

FIRST, 6 FOOT, 171 POUNDS, HIS

FIRST EVER TOURNAMENT, HE

REACHES THE FINALS.

STANDING WITH 11 VICTORIES AND

THREE DEFEATS.

OUT OF SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, HE

HAILS FROM McCLELLAND TOWN,

PENNSYLVANIA, INTRODUCING RON

KESLAR.

>> ACROSS THE CAGE, HIS OPPONENT

FIGHTING OUT OF THE BLUE CORNER,

5'9", 170.5 POUNDS, LOOKING TO

BECOME THE TWO-TIME AND TWO

WEIGHT DIVISION TOURNAMENT

WINNER, HIS PROFESSIONAL RECORD,

17 WINS AND TWO LOSSES, FROM

MASSACHUSETTS, INTRODUCING THE

U.S. JUDO OLYMPIAN, RICK GINGUS

HAWN!

IN CHARGE OF THE ACTION, YOUR

REFEREE, DAN IRGLOITTA.

>> THE WINNER OF THIS FIGHT

CLAIMS HIS WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT AND CLAIMS THE CHECK

FOR $100,000 AND BIGGEST OF ALL

FOR THESE TWO FIGHTERS, A WORLD

TITLE SHOT.

YOU CAN SEE RICK HAWN FACING RON

KESLAR.

ROUND NUMBER 1.

OUR FIGHT CLOCK IS BROUGHT TO

YOU BY MILLER LITE, THE OFFICIAL

BEER OF BELLATOR.

>> WE TALKED ABOUT THE JUDY OF

RICK HAWN AND HIS BOXING MADE

HIM SUCCESSFUL IN THE BELLATOR

CAGE.

>> KESLAR IN THE BLACK, HAWN IN

THE WHITE TRUNKS.

TRYING TO GET TO THE INSIDE.

NICE SHORT KNEE.

GOT THE TAKEDOWN ON RICK HAWN.

BIG SHOTS NOW FROM KESLAR.

>> HAWN COVERING UP.

>> THAT'S WHERE KESLAR WANTED TO

BE.

ON THE GROUND, ON TOP.

>> TALKED ABOUT WANTED TO GET

INSIDE AND CLINCH WITH HAWN.

RARELY DO WE HAIR OF JUDY

OLYMPIANS WANTING TO CLINCH WITH

HAWN.

>> RIGHT TO THE GROUND.

EXTRAORDINARY.

>> I'M LOOKING FOR CONTROL ON

HIS HIP.

>> KESLAR GOES TO WORK.

EXCELLENT JIUJITSU.

FOUGHT ABOUT WAR MACHINE.

AND NOW BACK TO THEIR FEET.

>> CAN'T MAKE ANY POSITIONAL

MISTAKES.

WHEN DO YOU EXPLODE?

KESLAR WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE.

>> HALF GUARD HELD BY HAWN.

>> MORE RIGHT HANDS NOW FROM RON

KESLAR.

DRIVING RIGHT BACK IN.

HAWN TRYING TO EXPLODE TO HIS

FEET.

GOT TO HIS KNEES.

NOW TO HIS FEET.

>> THROWING KNEES.

BEING CAREFUL WITH HIS ARMS.

RESPECT THE THROWS OF RICK HAWN.

>> KNEE TO THE BODY FROM KESLAR.

AFTER THIS FIGHT, YOU WILL SEE

OUR MAIN EVENT.

THE BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE, ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO

TAKING ON DOUG MARSHALL.

HAWN TRYING TO ESTABLISH HIS

BOXING.

>> NICE COMBO FROM THE RIGHT

HAND LEAD.

THE DIFFERENCE OF 170 POUNDS,

RICK DOESN'T HAVE THE KNOCKOUT

POWER THAT HE HAD.

HE OUTLANDS THE OPPONENT.

DOESN'T HAVE THE ONE-PUNCH POWER

HE HAD AT 155.

>> HAWN TRYING TO BE EXPLOSIVE,

TRYING TO GET TO THE INSIDE WITH

HIS PUNCHES.

>> KESLAR, 6 FOOT TO HAWN'S

5'9."

>> HAWN HAS TO STALL THE JAB AND

THE REACH ADVANTAGE.

>> KESLAR NOT THROWING THE JAB.

NOT USING IT IN HIS FAVOR.

HAWN WITH THE RIGHT HAND LEAD.

NOT KEEPING IT OUT THERE.

ANOTHER GOOD RIGHT HAND.

>> SHORT RIGHT BY HAWN.

>> LEFT JAB THERE FROM HAWN.

TIGHT WITH HIS BOXING.

GOOD RIGHT HAND COMBINATION.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAND AND THE LEFT

TO FOLLOW FROM HAWN.

>> IT'S THE RIGHT HAND AND THEN

THE LEFT.

GETTING BACK IN THIS ROUND AND

IN THIS FIGHT.

>> 45 SECONDS REMAINING IN ROUND

NUMBER 1 IN THIS WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT FINAL.

BACK TO THE CLINCH.

BACK TO THE KNEE IS RON KESLAR.

HE SO BADLY WANTS TO TAKE HIM

DOWN AND ICE THIS ROUND.

HAWN IS GETTING BACK IN IT.

>> RON KESLAR FIGHTING IN HIS

HOME STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, THIS

CROWD IS GETTING BEHIND HIM.

HAWN IN TROUBLE EARLY HERE IN

ROUND NUMBER 1.

REGAINED HIS COMPOSURE.

THROWING THE HIGH KNEE.

HERE COMES ROUND NUMBER 2.