Story versus Hazelett at UFC 117

rick story 218x300 Story versus Hazelett at UFC 117When it comes to young talent look no further then this possible upcoming fight. Rick “Horror” Story (10-3) has agree to face Dustin Hazelett (14-5) at UFC 117 in Oakland, CA. The 25 year old Story is on a three fight win streak with his last win being a split decision over Nick Osipczak at UFC 112. Rick is a very well conditioned fighter with very good punching power and very good wrestling. Dustin is coming off a KO loss to Paul Daley at UFC 108. He did have two wins prior to the loss to Daley. Dustin is 24 years old with a huge heart and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the tutelage of Jorge Grungel with nine submissions under his belt. A win for either of these fighters could catapult then into the mix of top fighters in the 170 pound division.

Dustin has had a few tough fights against the top contenders in Paul Daley and Josh Koscheck who both just fought each other to get their shot at GSP and the title. Some argue that Dustin has a week chin, but I’m not sure about that. Daley and Koscheck are great punchers who can KO anyone in the division. Dustin has two submissions of the night and one fight of the night so this young star is always exciting to watch.

Rick is on a nice streak of wins and has a submission of the night and fight of the night. His last fight against Nick Osipczak is said to be controversial so he will have much to prove in this upcoming war.

Looking at this fight on paper you have to think that Rick will try to keep the fight on his feet. Although he is a very good wrestler he does not want to get in a ground game with a black belt. Dustin will do just the opposite and try to get the fight on the ground and look for the quick submission. Either way this fight has the makings of being one great WAR.

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