Dustin Hazelett

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Dustin Hazelett
Dustin Hazelett.jpg
Born (1986-04-29) April 29, 1986 (age 27)
Louisa, Kentucky, USA
Other names McLovin[1]
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 77.0 in (196 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Team The JG MMA and Fitness Academy
Rank black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 15
By knockout 3
By submission 10
By decision 2
Losses 7
By knockout 4
By submission 2
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Dustin Tyler Hazelett (born April 29, 1986) is a retired American mixed martial artist who had fought as a welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Martial arts background[edit]

Dustin Hazelett was born in Louisa, Kentucky, USA. The son of a coal miner, he attended high school at Lawrence County High School. Hazelett, nicknamed 'McLovin' in reference to the movie Superbad, began training in martial arts as a sophomore in high school and began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of 16 and has earned a black belt under Jorge Gurgel.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Hazelett fought in a variety of promotions before making his UFC debut on October 10, 2006, in a submission loss to Tony DeSouza. He has since fought nine more times in the organization with a record of 5-4. Dustin holds notable wins over Josh Burkman via step-over armbar, transitioned from a whizzer takedown at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale and Tamdan McCrory due to a reverse armbar at UFC 91. Each spectacular finish earned Dustin the Submission of the Night award. His impressive submission victory over Josh Burkman earned Hazelett the "Submission of the Year" award from ESPN partner, Sherdog.com.[3] His next fight was expected to be against Ben Saunders at UFC 96, but had to withdraw due to injury.[4] He was expected to make his return to the octagon against Karo Parisyan on November 21, 2009 at UFC 106.[5] However, the fight was cancelled after Karo Parisyan bowed out of the match the day before weigh-ins. Dana White stated on his Twitter page that Dustin would be paid both his fight and win bonuses for the fight.

Hazelett would later agree to face Paul Daley at UFC 108 following Carlos Condit's withdrawal.[6] However, Hazelett lost the fight via first round knockout and was medically suspended shortly after because of an orbital bone injury.

Hazelett was scheduled to make his return against Dan Hardy at UFC 119 after verbal agreements were made. However, Hazelett withdrew from the bout as he was due to get married in September.[7] Hazelett faced Rick Story on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117.[8] Hazelett lost to Story by TKO (punches) at 1:15 of the second round.

Hazelett was unsuccessful in his bid when he dropped to lightweight when he faced Mark Bocek on December 11, 2010 at UFC 124, losing via triangle choke in the 1st round.[9] On December 20 Hazelett was released by the UFC following a three fight losing streak.[10]

Hazelett has temporarily put a hold to his MMA career to go back to school.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Hazelett and his wife had their first child in 2011.[12]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–7 Mark Bocek Submission (triangle choke) UFC 124 December 11, 2010 1 2:33 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Return to Lightweight division; Released from UFC
Loss 15–6 Rick Story TKO (punches) UFC 117 August 7, 2010 2 1:15 Oakland, California, United States
Loss 15–5 Paul Daley KO (punches) UFC 108 January 2, 2010 1 2:24 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight bout of 172 lbs
Win 15–4 Tamdan McCrory Submission (reverse armbar) UFC 91 November 15, 2008 1 3:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night
Win 14–4 Josh Burkman Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale June 21, 2008 2 4:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night; Submission of the Night; Submission of the Year
Loss 13–4 Josh Koscheck KO (head kick and punches) UFC 82 March 1, 2008 2 1:24 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 13–3 Jonathan Goulet Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian September 19, 2007 1 1:14 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–3 Stevie Lynch Submission (anaconda choke) UFC 72 June 16, 2007 1 2:50 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 11–3 Diego Saraiva Decision (unanimous) UFC 67 February 3, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fought at Lightweight
Loss 10–3 Tony DeSouza Submission (kimura) Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter October 10, 2006 1 3:59 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 10–2 Chad Reiner KO (punches) Extreme Challenge 70 August 26, 2006 1 0:07 Hayward, Wisconsin, United States
Win 9–2 Victor Moreno Submission (armbar) Extreme Challenge 68 July 15, 2006 1 1:02 Hayward, Wisconsin, United States
Win 8–2 Mike Cardosa Submission (triangle choke) Extreme Challenge 68 July 15, 2006 1 0:48 Hayward, Wisconsin, United States
Win 7–2 Rhalan Gracie Decision (split) GFC: Team Gracie vs Team Hammer House March 3, 2006 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Loss 6–2 Dereck Keasley Decision (unanimous) Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 September 24, 2005 2 5:00 Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 6–1 John Shackelford Submission (rear-naked choke) Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 September 24, 2005 1 2:42 Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Loss 5–1 Junior Assuncao TKO (punches) Full Throttle 3 July 15, 2005 1 4:27 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 5–0 Jason Ireland Submission (triangle choke) Hand 2 Hand Combat June 17, 2005 1 N/A Canton, Ohio, United States
Win 4–0 Jamie Manning TKO (punches) IFC: Caged Combat[13] May 21, 2005 1 N/A Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 3–0 Kerry McKinney Submission Fists Against Hunger 2005[14] April 19, 2005 1 1:28 Akron, Ohio, United States
Win 2–0 Justin Hons Submission (armbar) KOTC: Dayton October 23, 2004 1 N/A Dayton, Ohio, United States
Win 1–0 Edwin Levine TKO (punches) NKRF Championships 1[15] May 29, 2004 1 N/A Covington, Kentucky, United States

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stupp, Dann (2008-11-18). "Dustin Hazelett says patience is key in UFC's welterweight division". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  2. ^ Stupp, Dann (2008-09-17). "UFC's Dustin Hazelett awarded BJJ black belt from Jorge Gurgel". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  3. ^ Sherdog.com. "Sherdog's Submission of the Year". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Hazelett Out; Ryan Madigan To Fight Saunders". MMAWeekly.com. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  5. ^ "PARISYAN VS HAZELETT AGREED TO FOR UFC 106". Mma Weekly. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  6. ^ "Dustin Hazelett verbally agrees to replace Carlos Condit, face Paul Daley at UFC 108". MMAjunkie.com. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  7. ^ Sherdog.com. "Update: Hardy-Hazelett Off for UFC 119". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  8. ^ "Welterweights Dustin Hazelett and Rick Story agree to meet at UFC 117 in August". mmajunkie.com. 2010-05-26. 
  9. ^ "HAZELETT VS. BOCEK ADDED TO UFC 124". Mmaweekly.com. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  10. ^ "Dustin Hazelett Released From UFC Following Recent Loss". Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  11. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (2011-04-18). "UFC vet Dustin Hazelett puts fighting career on hold, heads back to school". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  12. ^ "Hazelett Focused on Fatherhood, Financial Stability". Sherdog.com. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  13. ^ "International Fighting Championship: Caged Combat Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. May 21, 2005. 
  14. ^ "Fists Against Hunger 2005 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. April 19, 2005. 
  15. ^ "Northern Kentucky Reality Fighting Championships 1 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. May 29, 2004. 

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