Both men paw with jabs, hitting only air through the first 50 seconds. Hawn changes levels and drives Good into the fence, working for the takedown. Both men pummel hard, trading underhooks, and Good drives his knee into the head of Hawn. Hawn looks for a foot sweep, but can't convert, and Good breaks free. Good shows a quick lead hand, but can't locate Hawn. Hawn ducks in, and catches a hard right uppercut from Good. Good begins to push forward, and glances with another clean right, prompting another Hawn clinch. The judo standout nearly gets an outside trip, but can't fell "Cyborg." Good pushes Hawn away, and launches a head kick, which is blocked. Good lunges with a right cross at the bell, but can't land.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Good
Jack Encarnacao scores the round 10-9 Good
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Good
Good gets the clinch and delivers a salvo of knees, but Hawn wisely lands an outside trip that puts Good on his back. Hawn sets up in Good's full guard, chipping away with short punches to the ribs and head. Good attempts to posture up and eats an upkick before diving back into Good's guard. The Tiger Schulmann product continues to keep his guard closed, as Hawn cranks his neck and lands the odd right hand. The grinding pace of the round prompts the pro-Good crowd to boo. Hawn postures up and lands three clean rights. Good idly tries to punch back from the guard, but Hawn cracks him with a left and two hard rights at the bell.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hawn
Jack Encarnacao scores the round 10-9 Hawn
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hawn
Good idly jabs, and Hawn slaps him with a low kick. Good retaliates with a glancing right hook. It's Hawn moving forward in pursuit of the clinch, while Good circles, looking to counter. Both men continue to feint with very few strikes landed through the first two minutes of the round. Hawn ducks under a Good right hook, and drives his foe into the fence. A knee to the body lands for Good, and he circles off the cage. Low kick lands for Good, and a clean right cross. A head kick by Good is blocked, and Hawn drives forward, pushing Good into the cage. Good circles away with 90 seconds to fight. Hawn moves in and tries to sweep Good's foot out, but can't get the takedown. Hawn continues to press forward but can't establish his offense as Good jabs diligently. Hawn bulls Good into the fence once more, and lands a hard knee to the body. Hawn gets a quick single-leg with seconds to fight, and as he dives into guard, he eats an upkick. Both men flail away at the horn, ending a very, very close fight.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Good (29-28 Good)
Jack Encarnacao scores the round 10-9 Hawn (29-28 Hawn)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Good (29-28 Good)
Official scores: Cardo Urso sees the fight 29-28 for Rick Hawn, while Jeff Blatnick sees it 29-28 for Lyman Good. Bryan Minor scores the bout 30-27 for the winner by split decision and advancing to the Bellator welterweight tournament final, Rick Hawn. The partisan crowd boos the decision.