Hazelett and Story to meet at UFC 117

source: mmajunkie.com

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.

Although not officially announced by the promotion, UFC 117 is expected to take place Aug. 7 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. A middleweight showdown between embattled champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chael Sonnen headlines.

Hazelett, 24, last month told MMAjunkie.com that he was in no rush to get back to active competition after he suffered a brutal knockout loss to Paul Daley at UFC 108 in January.

The UFC, though, had other plans.

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BJJkilla site profile image  

5/27/10 12:04 AM by BJJkilla

story is tough, he could win by TKO.

Rand McPherson site profile image  

5/26/10 11:55 PM by Rand McPherson

Wrestler vs Jits guy. love it. McLovin by sub.

Nanook site profile image  

5/26/10 10:01 PM by Nanook

Great fight.