In the lightweight final of Season 6, former welterweight competitors collide, as Rick Hawn meets Brent Weedman for the $100,000 prize and a title shot at Michael Chandler.
Rick Hawn has been nothing short of spectacular since he began his MMA career, running to a record of 13-1. His only loss came in a Bellator welterweight finals fight against Jay Hieron.
Hawn is a knockout machine, using his powerful hands to put nine opponents unconscious. So far in this season, Hawn has knocked out Ricardo Tirloni and Lloyd Woodard, earning him his spot in the finals.
Meanwhile, Brent Weedman has similarly looked great at lightweight. His career has seen him establish a 20-7-1 record thus far, finishing 18 opponents by knockout or submission.
This season, Weedman submitted J.J. Ambrose in the quarterfinals with a rarely seen Von Flue choke. Then, in the semifinals, he toughed out a close win over Thiago Michel to make it to the finals.
Look for this fight to be slow in the beginning, with both men looking for the range. Somewhere in the middle of the fight, Hawn will find Weedman's chin with one of his bombs and win the tournament.
Prediction: Rick Hawn def. Brent Weedman via knockout