Bellator 40 Results: Jay Hieron Grinds Out A Decision From Brett Weedman

This is the live blog for Jay Hieron vs. Brent Weedman. Hieron owns a 20-4 MMA record. He advanced to the welterweight semifinals by submitting Anthony Lapsley by rear-naked choke at Bellator 35. Brent Weedman is 18-5-1 in MMA. Weedman earned a unanimous decision over Dan Hornbuckle at Bellator 35 to advance to the semifinals. The winner of this fight will meet Rick Hawn in the welterweight tournament finals.

Round 1 - Our referee for this bout is Jason Herzog. Hieron lands a nice combination, but Weedman responds with a combo of his own, dropping Hieron. Weedman secures mount, but Hieron is doing his best to scramble. Weedman loses position after a rear-naked choke attempt. Hieron controlling Weedman's head in the scramble. He's got a D'arce choke applied, but it doesn't look deep enough. He releases the hold, but mainstains control. Hieron in full guard now. He passes to half-guard, and is staying active on top. Back into full guard after a scramble. Punches from the top. Weedman kicks him off, but Hieron maintains pressure and ends up back on top. Punches from Hieron. A minute left in the round. Weedman pushes off. Both men missing punches in exchanges as the round ends.

SB Nation scores the round 10-9 for Jay Hieron.

Round 2 - Both men missing punches to open. Jab from Hieron. Soft leg kick to the body. Jab from Weedman. Nice combo from Hieron ends with an uppercut. Outside leg kick from Weedman. They clinch against the fence. A couple of knees to the body from Weedman. Hieron answers with punches as they disengage. Lazy takedown from Hieron is defended by Weedman. Nice two punch combo from Hieron. Nice right-left from Hieron staggers Weedman. Hieron looks to be getting the better of the striking. Hieron uses the cage to launch a Superman punch. Hieron has a cut around his right eye. Weedman lands a combo that ends with a leg kick. Thirty seconds left in the round. They trade jabs. Hieron with a straight right.

SB Nation scores the round 10-9 for Jay Hieron.

Round 3 - Hieron circling to open the round. Nice one-two punching combo slips in between Weedman's guard. Nice right hand from Hieron. Lazy kick from Weedman, and Hieron takes him down. Hieron spins through a guillotine, but Weedman gets back to his feet in the scramble. Right hand from Weedman lands. And a leg kick. Another leg kick from Weedman, which he's been able to use throughout the fight. Jab from Hieron. Right-left from Weedman. Big combo from Hieron stumbles Weedman. Another leg kick from Weedman. Halfway through the round. Jab from Hieron. Another leg kick from Weedman. Big combo from Hieron has Weedman hurt. Nice left from Weedman. Leg kick cuts Hieron's leg from under him. Weedman has control of the back without any hooks. Hieron tries to roll, but Weedman cuts him off and ends up in side control. Weedman has the mount now. Hieron spinning, and he ends up on top. Thirty seconds to go in the fight. Elbows from Hieron. He moves to side control as the round ends.

SB Nation scores the round 10-9 for Brett Weedman, but awards the bout 29-28 to Jay Hieron.

Jay Hieron defeats Brett Weedman by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

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