Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar Replace Mark Scanlon and Matt Riddle to Complete Bellator Welterweight Tournament

Written by Tom Ngo
September 16th, 2013
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Bellator’s Welterweight Tournament brackets are once again complete after Mark Scanlon and Matt Riddle were forced to withdraw due to injury. Riddle apparently retired from mixed martial arts, as well.

Rick Hawn (pictured) and Ron Keslar have agreed to serve as substitutes on Friday.

Hawn will face Herman Terrado, while Keslar battles Sergio Junior inside Phoenix’s Grand Canyon University.

Justin Baesman vs. Brent Weedman and Vaughn Anderson vs. War Machine are the tourney’s other quarterfinals matchups, which will also take place this weekend.

The long awaited Welterweight Tournament Finals between Douglas Lima and Ben Saunders headlines the gig.

Spike TV will broadcast the main card at 9PM ET/PT.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Preliminary Card:


Travis Marx vs. Brandon Bender

Bubba Jenkins vs. LaRue Burley

Beau Tribolet vs. Liam McGeary

Mighty Mo vs. Dan Charles

Johnny Buck vs. Adam McDonough

Joe Yager vs. Clifford Starks

Efrain Escudero vs. Zack Surdyka

Main Card:

(Spike TV 6PM PT)

Sergio Santiago vs. Ron Keslar (welterweight tournament – opening round)

Justin Baesman vs. Brent Weedman (welterweight tournament – opening round)

Rick Hawn vs. Herman Terrado (welterweight tournament – opening round)

Vaughn Anderson vs. War Machine (welterweight tournament – opening round)

Douglas Lima vs. Ben Saunders (Season 8 welterweight tournament final)

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