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Ben Saunders vs. Dustin Hazelett

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I think this is going to be a nasty fight, could lead to KO or Sub victory for either guy. Who do you think takes it? I think Saunder's striking is a lot more refined than Kos' so I am taking him 2nd round.

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Saunders 2nd round KO due to his reach and better striking

Post #2   1/5/09 8:13:16PM   

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hazlett will win, he is just as good of a striker as saunders and he is superior on the ground. ben is tough but hazlett is much more talented.

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Wow...another great fight possibly added to the Columbus card.

I don't really know who to pick in this one yet. Two hot young fighters. Saunders is more rounded, but I really don't think he can hang with McLovin on the ground. That being said, Saunders has the clear advantage on the feet.

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Yeah but Saunders could clinch and Hazelett could pull guard and get a submission.

This is a toss up for me. Interesting match up though.

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Mclovin's my boy... I can't pick against him...

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i'll pick dustin to win it will be a great fight

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Posted by copcopps

Saunders 2nd round KO due to his reach and better striking



both are tall guys for WW Saunders won't have much of a reach advantage, if any. his striking is also just as good if not better than Saunders', hell he almost KO'd Koscheck. and i think we can both agree Dustin has the better ground game. i'm taking Dustin by Sub round 1

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Is there anywhere on the internet that has fighters reachs? Or are we all just expected to remember their reach from the last time UFC showed their "Tale of the Tape".

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Saunders via Knees From Hell.

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Posted by emfleek

Saunders via Knees From Hell.



Hazelett via Armbar from Hell.

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Saunders UD. He'll keep busy and avoid Hazelett's submission attempts.

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Tough one.

Ben Saunders reach could give Hazelett problems, but lets not forget Hazelett has disposed of taller opponents before ala Tamden McCrory.

Ben Saunders has looked great lately but Hazelett has looked great lately also, against better opponents. Wolff, Thomas, and Barrera were all pretty easy opponents while Goulet, Burkman, and McCrory were moderately difficult opponents imo.

For these reasons, I'm gonna take McLovin, who I think will catch Saunders with a sub in the second.

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Posted by Franklinfan47

Tough one.

Ben Saunders reach could give Hazelett problems, but lets not forget Hazelett has disposed of taller opponents before ala Tamden McCrory.

Ben Saunders has looked great lately but Hazelett has looked great lately also, against better opponents. Wolff, Thomas, and Barrera were all pretty easy opponents while Goulet, Burkman, and McCrory were moderately difficult opponents imo.

For these reasons, I'm gonna take McLovin, who I think will catch Saunders with a sub in the second.



I was going to say it would be a piece of cake for Hazelett, until my esteemed teammate weighed in here. Hazelett, though, by some slick sub.

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I would put my money on Dustin in this fight. He has a better skill set. Ben is a good fighter but Dustin takes this one.

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