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Welterweights Dustin Hazelett and Rick Story agree to meet at UFC 117 in August

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Dustin Hazelett's return is finally set.

While the submission specialist had been rumored to face former contender Dan Hardy in October, sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Hazelett (12-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has signed to face rising prospect Rick Story (10-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at UFC 117.

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Sweet, I love Hazelett. This ought to be a good match-up.

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Good match up. Could go either way. I'm a huge Hazelett fan but I really like Story too. I think Rick could rough him up a bit but if Dustin works his sick submission game, he'll more than likely catch Story at some point. Probably early in the fight.

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I love Rick Story in this fight....second rd. tko

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They list Hazelett at 6'1" but he seems taller than that to me. Story is listed at 5'10" but seems shorter than that to me. Classic wrestler vs. BJJ. I think Hazelett catches him.

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I dont know what the height advantage is for hazey but I think with those long limbs could prolly catch a smaller story in a sub if story tries to get the fight to the ground.

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I listed it above. Listed heights for both fighters are 6'1" for Hazelett and 5'10" for Story.

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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn

They list Hazelett at 6'1" but he seems taller than that to me. Story is listed at 5'10" but seems shorter than that to me. Classic wrestler vs. BJJ. I think Hazelett catches him.



I think the Wrestler (Story) dictates where the fight is going to go in this one....Dustin seems almost 6'2" I think.

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I'm 6'6" and he doesn't look 6'1". Either that or is limbs are super long and I have really long limbs.

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Hazelett has not BJJ advantage due to height it just means he's stuck on his back. I don't understand this logic.

I would guess Hazelett should win but come on.

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Posted by seanfu

Hazelett has not BJJ advantage due to height it just means he's stuck on his back. I don't understand this logic.

I would guess Hazelett should win but come on.



I'm not sure what argument you're making? Hazelett has a BJJ advantage both because of his skill level and because of his height. The thin lanky limbs are great for a technical jiu jitsu game, especially one that emphasizes working from you guard and submitting rather than GNP.

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Interesting matchup
I like dustins subs second best in ufc to maia

Post #12   5/27/10 1:00:57PM