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Bellator 214 live blog: Jake Hager vs. J.W. Kiser

Jake Hager vs. J.W. Kiser
Jake Hager and J.W. Kiser will collide on the Bellator 214 main card.
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This is the Bellator 214 live blog for Jake Hager vs. J.W. Kiser, a heavyweight fight at Saturday’s Bellator event at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Hager, a former WWE champion whose stage name was Jake Swagger and is making his MMA debut, faces Kiser, who is 0-1 in his pro career, on the main card.

Check out the Bellator 214 live blog below.

Round 1: Mike Beltran is the third man in the cage for this heavyweight matchup. Hager comes out and takes the center of the cage and wow is there a stark contrast in physiques here. Hager eats a right hand but gets a clinch against the cage and then finishes a takedown. Hager quickly gets into half-guard and works a kimura but Kiser guts out of it. Now Hager is working elbows before locking up an arm-triangle choke. Kiser tries to hang tough but the squeeze is too much and he taps! Jake Hager gets his first MMA win and Bellator has a new heavyweight attraction.

Official decision: Jake Hager def. J.W. Kiser by submission (arm-triangle) choke at 2:09 of round 1.

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