Rick Hawn

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Rick Hawn
Born (1976-09-15) September 15, 1976 (age 37)
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Other names Genghis
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Lightweight (155lb) Formerly
Welterweight (170lb) Currently
Style Judo
Fighting out of Dracut, Massachusetts, United States
Team Tristar Gym, Team Sityodtong, Team Renzo Gracie NH
Rank Black belt in Judo
Brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 18
By knockout 11
By decision 7
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Rick Hawn (born September, 1976) is an American former Olympic judoka and current professional mixed martial artist competing in Bellator's Welterweight division.

Background[edit]

Hawn was born in Chicago, but when he was young, his family moved to Eugene, Oregon.[1] At age 12, Hawn began training judo when his father got back into the sport.[1] Hawn continued to compete in judo while attending South Eugene High School, where he also competed in wrestling, and also football in his senior year.[1][2]

Olympic career[edit]

In 1996, after graduating from high school, Hawn qualified to live at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[1] There he trained judo for eight years and ultimately qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games.[1] At the Games in 2004, Hawn went 2-2 and finished in 9th place. Hawn also won numerous medals at U.S. national championships and two medals at the Pan American Games.[1][3]

After the 2004 games, Hawn moved to Boston to train with bronze medalist Jimmy Pedro.[1] However, Hawn failed to make the 2008 Olympic judo team.[1] Soon after, Hawn began training for a career in mixed martial arts.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hawn's professional mixed martial arts debut came in January 2009 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Hawn won by technical knockout in the first round. Over the next two years, Hawn won his next eight fights, six by TKO.

Bellator[edit]

In March 2011, Hawn began competing in the Bellator's Season Four Welterweight Tournament. He defeated Jim Wallhead by unanimous decision in the quarterfinals and Lyman Good by split decision in the semifinals.

Hawn was defeated by Jay Hieron at Bellator 43 in a fight which some believe was a controversial split decision.

After a strong showing in the Season Four Tournament, Hawn was planning to return to the cage as part of Bellator's Season Five Welterweight Tournament, but an injury during training forced him out of the tournament.[4]

Hawn returned to the promotion in the spring of 2012 as a participant in the Season Six Lightweight Tournament; dropping down to Lightweight for the first time in his MMA career. He faced Ricardo Tirloni in the opening round at Bellator 62. Tirloni was able to land with a few leg kicks, but Hawn was able to continue pressing forward. Hawn then landed a right hand which dropped Tirloni. Hawn hit Tirloni with punches and hammerfists on the ground and the fight was stopped at 2:36 of the opening round.[5]

He next faced Lloyd Woodard in the semifinals at Bellator 66 on April 20, 2012. Hawn won the fight via KO in the second round. Hawn next took on Brent Weedman in the tournament finals on May 25, 2012 at Bellator 70 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

At Bellator 95, Hawn faced Karo Parisyan whom Hawn had twice defeated in judo competition.[6] During the bout, Hawn was able to land a right cross knocking Parisyan to his knees and landed repeated hammerfists on Parisyan prompting the fight to be stopped 1:55 into the second round.[7]

In the fall of 2013, Hawn entered his second Bellator Welterweight Tournament. He defeated both Herman Terrado and Brent Weedman by unanimous decision in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively.

In the finals Hawn faced Ron Keslar at Bellator 109 and won via knockout in the third round.

Hawn faced Douglas Lima for the vacant Bellator Welterweight Championship at Bellator 117 on April 18, 2014. He lost the fight via TKO in the second round when his corner stopped the fight due to the amount of leg kicks he was taking.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Triumph Fighter
    • Triumph Fighter Welterweight Champion (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–3 Douglas Lima TKO (corner stoppage) Bellator 117 April 18, 2014 2 3:19 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States For Vacant Bellator Welterweight Championship
Win 18–2 Ron Keslar KO (punch) Bellator 109 November 22, 2013 3 0:55 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States Bellator Season Nine Welterweight Tournament Final
Win 17–2 Brent Weedman Decision (unanimous) Bellator 104 October 18, 2013 3 5:00 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States Bellator Season Nine Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 16–2 Herman Terrado Decision (unanimous) Bellator 100 September 20, 2013 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Bellator Season Nine Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 15–2 Karo Parisyan KO (punches) Bellator 95 April 4, 2013 2 1:55 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Welterweight bout
Loss 14–2 Michael Chandler Submission (rear naked choke) Bellator 85 January 17, 2013 2 3:07 Irvine, California, United States For the Bellator Lightweight Championship
Win 14–1 Brent Weedman Decision (unanimous) Bellator 70 May 25, 2012 3 5:00 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Bellator Season Six Lightweight Tournament Final
Win 13–1 Lloyd Woodard KO (punch) Bellator 66 April 20, 2012 2 0:10 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Bellator Season Six Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 12–1 Ricardo Tirloni KO (punches) Bellator 62 March 23, 2012 1 2:36 Laredo, Texas, United States Bellator Season Six Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 11–1 Jay Hieron Decision (split) Bellator 43 May 7, 2011 3 5:00 Newkirk, United States Bellator Season Four Welterweight Tournament Final
Win 11–0 Lyman Good Decision (split) Bellator 39 April 2, 2011 3 5:00 Uncasville, United States Bellator Season Four Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 10–0 Jim Wallhead Decision (unanimous) Bellator 35 March 5, 2011 3 5:00 Lemoore, United States Bellator Season Four Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 9–0 LeVon Maynard KO (punches) Bellator 33 October 11, 2010 1 4:53 Philadelphia, United States Bellator Season Four Welterweight Tournament Qualifier
Win 8–0 Shonie Carter TKO (head kick & punches) Triumph Fighter 3: Havoc July 31, 2010 2 4:08 Milford, New Hampshire, United States Won Triumph Fighter Welterweight Championship.
Win 7–0 Dennis Olson TKO (punches) Triumph Fighter 2: Inferno June 5, 2010 2 2:02 Milford, New Hampshire, United States
Win 6–0 Tom Gallicchio Decision (unanimous) World Championship Fighting 9 February 26, 2010 3 5:00 Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Win 5–0 Brendan Weafer Decision (unanimous) CFX 5: Mayhem in Mansfield September 12, 2009 3 5:00 Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States
Win 4–0 Bruce Boyington TKO (punches) CFX 3: Rumble in the Jungle June 20, 2009 1 3:03 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Win 3–0 Daniel Ford TKO (punches) CFX 2: Thunder in the Dome April 25, 2009 1 1:49 Milford, New Hampshire, United States
Win 2–0 Billy Flynn KO (punches) World Championship Fighting 6 March 14, 2009 1 1:12 Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Win 1–0 Bruno Decosta TKO (punches) CFX 1: Wartown Beatdown January 17, 2009 1 2:01 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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