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Rick Hawn, Ron Keslar Replace Matt Riddle, Mark Scanlon for Bellator Season 9 Tournament


Injuries have scrapped a Bellator tournament bout between Mark Scanlon and Matt Riddle that would’ve taken place at the promotion’s 100th event. Stepping in to fill the Season 9 welterweight bracket will be Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar.

Hawn will be paired with Herman Terrado, while Kesler will be matched with Sergio Junior.

Hawn will be going up a weight class to take this fight, following a run in the lightweight division that saw him take a shot at Michael Chandler’s title in January. He is currently 15-2.

Kesler meanwhile is currently riding a four fight winning streak, but will be participating in a Bellator tournament for the first time. He is currently 11-2.

Bellator 100 will take place at the Grand Canyon University Arena on September 20. It will air live on Spike TV.

The updated card is as follows:

Main Card
• Douglas Lima vs. Ben Saunders
• War Machine vs. Vaughn Anderson
• Rick Hawn vs. Herman Terrado
• Brent Weedman vs. Justin Baesman
• Ron Keslar vs. Sergio Junior

Prelims 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