Rick Hawn (born September 15, 1976) is a former Olympic judoka and professional mixed martial artist. A professional MMA fighter from 2009 - 2015, Hawn most notably competed for Bellator MMA, where he won the Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament and the Bellator Season 9 Welterweight Tournament.
|Born||September 15, 1976|
Eugene, Oregon, United States
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Division||Lightweight (155lb) (currently) |
Welterweight (170lb) (formerly)
|Fighting out of||Dracut, Massachusetts, United States, Plaistow, NH|
|Team||Tristar Gym |
Team Renzo Gracie NH Team PMA
|Rank||Black belt in Judo|
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Hawn was born in Chicago, but when he was young, his family moved to Eugene, Oregon. At age 12, Hawn began training judo when his father got back into the sport. 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.
In 1996, after graduating from high school, Hawn qualified to live at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. There he trained judo for eight years and ultimately qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games. 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.
After the 2004 games, Hawn moved to Boston to train with bronze medalist Jimmy Pedro. However, Hawn failed to make the 2008 Olympic judo team. Soon after, Hawn began training for a career in mixed martial arts.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
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.
In March 2011, Hawn began competing in the Bellator MMA's Season Four Welterweight Tournament. He defeated Jim Wallhead by unanimous decision in the quarterfinals and Lyman Good by split decision in the semifinals.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
In November 2014, Hawn announced on Twitter that he was released from the organization.
Titan Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Hawn has signed with Titan Fighting Championship. He made his promotional debut in a lightweight match at Titan FC 32 on December 19, 2014 against Carlo Prater. Hawn won the fight by unanimous decision.
Hawn officially retired on October 19, 2015, as reigning Titan FC Lightweight Champion.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- Bellator Fighting Championships
- Titan Fighting Championship
- Titan FC Lightweight Championship (One time)
- Triumph Fighter
- Triumph Fighter Welterweight Champion (One time)
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||21 wins||4 losses|
|Win||21–4||Pat Healy||Decision (split)||Titan FC 35||September 19, 2015||5||5:00||Ridgefield, Washington, United States||Won the Titan FC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||20–4||Derek Loffer||Decision (unanimous)||CES 28||March 13, 2015||3||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||19–4||Carlo Prater||Decision (unanimous)||Titan FC 32||December 19, 2014||3||5:00||Lowell, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||18–4||Dave Jansen||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 130||October 24, 2014||3||5:00||Mulvane, Kansas, United States|
|Loss||18–3||Douglas Lima||TKO (corner stoppage)||Bellator 117||April 18, 2014||2||3:19||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States||For the 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 (Judo throw and 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 the 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|
- Kyle Nagel. "Fight Path: Bellator 33's Rick Hawn applying Olympic lessons to MMA career". MMAjunkie.
- "U.S. Judo profile".
- "Chris Cisneros Replaces Injured Rick Hawn in Bellator 49 Quarterfinal Bout". MMAWeekly.com. August 20, 2011.
- "Woodard, Hawn, Weedman, Silva punch semi-final tickets at Bellator 62". sherdog.com. March 23, 2012.
- "Olympic Judoka Rick Hawn takes to the cage". Boston Herald. 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
- "Bellator 95 results: live play-by-play & updates". April 4, 2013.
- "Sidelined 18 months, tourney champ Dave Jansen returns at Bellator 130 vs. Rick Hawn". mmajunkie.com. September 15, 2014.
- "Rick Hawn announces on Twitter that he has been released by Bellator MMA". TheMMAReport.com. November 18, 2014.
- "Rick Hawn signs with Titan FC". MMAFighting.com. November 21, 2014.
- "Former Bellator title challenger Rick Hawn among Titan FC 32 additions". MMAJunkie.com. December 1, 2014.
- "Pat Healy vs. Rick Hawn headlines Titan FC 35 in September". BloodyElbow.com. August 5, 2015.