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Rick Hawn Withdraws from Bellator 54

Written on August 17, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Rick Hawn bows out from his match against Ben Saunders at Bellator 54 after acquiring a knee injury.

MMA welterweight fighter – Rick Hawn – acquired a knee injury, forcing him to withdraw from Bellator’s fifth season of welterweight tournament. The fighter tweeted the news last Tuesday, saying that his recovery will keep him in the sideline for a couple of months.

Rick Hawn was supposed to meet Ben Saunders at Bellator 54, which is set to kick off on September 10. Prior to the upcoming event, he fought his way to the finals of Bellator’s fourth season welterweight tournament earlier this year. However, he was defeated by Jay Hieron via split decision. Nevertheless, Rick Hawn hold seven of his 11 victories by way of knock out.

As of the moment, it is still unknown whether Bellator has secured a replacement for Rick Hawn.

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