Rick Hawn's decision to drop to 155 had some questioning if he would have more power than he did at 170 pounds or if he'd be left drained and weakened. After all, this was a man who made it to the welterweight finals last year only to lose a somewhat controversial split decision to Jay Hieron. It wasn't a necessary move, but was it a smart one?
Hawn looked to be in fantastic shape in the corner before the opening bell and it didn't take long for him to erase questions about his power at lightweight.
Here's the video of him demolishing Ricardo Tirloni at last night's Bellator 62 event:
Hawn is in position to make a real run at the lightweight tournament championship this season but has a very tough semifinal fight in front of him as he will be matched up against Lloyd Woodard. Woodard fractured Patricky Freire's arm with a kimura in their quarterfinal fight on last night's show.