Rick Hawn - Sponsor Dispute Settled
Article Source: MMA Junkie
A check from a sponsor dispute arrived Saturday for Bellator's Rick Hawn.
The $1,500 he was supposed to receive for a losing effort against lightweight champ Michael Chandler won't stay in his bank account, though. Another check already made it to him.
"When Bjorn Rebney heard about the whole situation, he was upset about it and he decided that Bellator would cover the total cost of what I was missing," Hawn told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The Bellator CEO confirmed the promotion's contribution.
The 36-year-old former Olympian now plans to donate the extra money to a charity for animals or to a homeless shelter.
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RICK HAWN VS MICHAEL CHANDLER
Bellator Season 8
2013 Irvine, CA -
Bren Event Center
Rick Hawn Promo Video Bellator
Rick Hawn is ready to take on the Bellator challenge again!
Bellator 70 Promo Video
Rick Hawn Bellator 70 Promo Video
New Orleans, La. (May 25, 2012) — Bellator Fighting Championships returned to “The Crescent City” Friday night for the close of Bellator’s action packed sixth season. Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad made the first successful title defense of his career while Rick Hawn won the Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament with a dynamic performance. Also, Luis Nogueira will move on to the finals of the Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament and Rich Clementi picked up an impressive victory at Bellator 70 from Harrah’s in New Orleans, Louisiana LIVE on MTV2 and in HD on EPIX.
“The performance Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman delivered was a fantastic way to close our sixth season,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said. “Cole Konrad once again proved why he is one of the best heavyweights in the world, while Luis Nogueira advanced in dominating fashion. Harrah’s New Orleans provided us with a great venue, and our Summer Series is shaping up to be one for the ages.”
Heading into their fight in “The Big Easy,” Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament finalists Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman dominated their competition through the first two rounds of the tournament. With an opportunity to face Bellator World Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler within reach, both men were eager to prove their status as the #1 contender. Throughout a fight engaged primarily on the feet, both fighters were able to land solid shots in front of an electric New Orleans crowd. However, it was the polished striking and the world-class takedowns of Hawn (14-1) that ultimately led him to victory. For three rounds, Hawn appeared to land the harder shots while Weedman (21-8-1) tried his best to deliver strikes of his own. However, it was not enough as all three judges awarded Rick Hawn a unanimous decision victory as he becomes the Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Champion
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By Monta Wiley
Having a new lightweight champion crowned in the form of Michael Chandler, the lightweight division of the Bellator Fighting Championship looks to set the stage for another exiting lightweight tournament, where eight fighters will compete for the chance at $100,000 dollars and an opportunity to face the champion for the title.
Amongst this group of warriors is former Judo Olympian Rick Hawn (11-1). Hawn suffered his first career loss at Bellator 40, a split decision against Jay Hieron in the Bellator welterweight tournament finals. This disappointment was followed by a serious injury sustained in practice. Healthy and focused, Hawn hopes to erase his past misfortunes and is looking forward to showing the world why he is one of the elite fighters in MMA.