Bellator 104 results and highlights: Hawn strolls, War Machine chokes, Graham delights

It aired live on Spike TV from the  U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And that's pretty much all the preamble it requires.…

By: Nate Wilcox | 10 years ago
Bellator 104 results and highlights: Hawn strolls, War Machine chokes, Graham delights
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It aired live on Spike TV from the  U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And that’s pretty much all the preamble it requires.

But since I’m feeling generous, I’ll elaborate a little and let you know that former Olympic judoka Rick Hawn beat Brent Weedman again in a slog of a fight. The notorious UFC veteran, ex-convict and former porn performer War Machine lost quickly to Ron Keslar. UFC veteran Kendall Grove dominated UFC veteran Joe Vedepo and former K-1 kickboxer Peter Graham provided the most fun of the evening with a dynamic beating of the overmatched Eric Prindle. Sadly the other 4 minutes and 30 seconds of the fight featured what Cory Braiterman called “Houston/Kimbo levels of gassing and plodding.”

But you’re not here to read me prattling, you’re here to see Zombie Prophets gifs and get the results. Here we go:

Main Card (Spike TV)
Rick Hawn def. Brent Weedman via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

There weren’t really any highlights from this one but here’s this

Ron Keslar def. War Machine via Technical Submission (rear naked choke) RD 1 3:31

War Machine won’t tap. Oh War Machine.

Kendall Grove def. Joe Vedepo via Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Same old Da Spyder, the good

And the bad

Peter Graham def. Eric Prindle via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

This was one of those fights where we get to see the difference between a big strong aggressive brawler and a professional kickboxer.

Even Dan Miragliotta got a kick out of this

Preliminary Card (
Paul Bradley def. Karl Amoussou via Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Note how all the highlights are Amoussou and the victory is Bradley. Says everything about how bad judging makes the sport more boring by rewarding lay and pray.

The judges looked at this face and said, oh yeah this guy is winning.

Paul Sass def. Rod Montoya via Submission (toe hold) Rd 1 2:01

Paul “the Triangle” Sass has broadened his horizons and is a whole new man.

Rob Emerson def. Jared Downing via Submission (inverted heel hook) Rd 1 1:44

Kind of an unusual entry on this kneebar heel hook. Downing had NO idea what to do.

Brandon Girtz def. Mike Estus via Submission (armbar) Rd 1 4:25

Slick arm bar from mount.

Cliff Wright Jr. def. Derek Loffer via Submission (armbar)Rd 2 4:28

In which Loffer escaped an early arm bar attempt and then almost tries an illegal head kick.

It took a bit but the karma came in the second round.

Andre Tieva def. Chris Lane TKO (punches) Rd 1 2:20

Anyone know what happened there? Did Lane get poked in the eye and then slip or fall from a punch?

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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