Cedar Rapids, Iowa (October 18, 2013) – The final results are in for the Bellator MMA event live from Iowa’s US Cellular Center. The night was headlined by the Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinals with Ron Keslar finishing War Machine in the first round and Rick Hawn defeating Brent Weedman to advance to the Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final. Keslar will face Hawn on November 22nd from Sands Casino Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Rick Hawn defeats Brent Weedman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Ron Keslar defeats War Machine via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:31
Middleweight Feature Fight: Kendall Grove defeats Joe Vedepo by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Peter Graham defeats Eric Prindle by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Paul Bradley defeats Karl Amoussou by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Paul Sass defeats Rod Montoya via Submission (toe hold) – Round 1, 2:01
Catchweight Feature Fight (150lbs): Rob Emerson defeats Jared Downing via Submission (heel hook) – Round1, 1:44
Catchweight Feature Fight (160lbs): Brandon Girtz defeats Mike Estus via Verbal Submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:25
Catchweight Feature Fight (161lbs): Cliff Wright Jr. defeats Derek Loffer via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:28
Featherweight Feature Fight: Andre Tieva defeats Christopher Lane via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:14
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