April 29, 1986 |
Louisa, Kentucky, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||77.0 in (196 cm)|
|Fighting out of||West Chester[disambiguation needed], Ohio|
|Team||The JG MMA and Fitness Academy|
|Rank||black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Martial arts background
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.
Mixed martial arts career
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. His next fight was expected to be against Ben Saunders at UFC 96, but had to withdraw due to injury. He was expected to make his return to the octagon against Karo Parisyan on November 21, 2009 at UFC 106. 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. 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. Hazelett faced Rick Story on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117. 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. On December 20 Hazelett was released by the UFC following a three fight losing streak.
Hazelett has temporarily put a hold to his MMA career to go back to school.
Hazelett and his wife had their first child in 2011.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||12 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||12-7||Mark Bocek||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC 124||December 11, 2010||1||2:33||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Return to Lightweight division; Released from UFC|
|Loss||12-6||Rick Story||TKO (punches)||UFC 117||August 7, 2010||2||1:15||Oakland, California, USA|
|Loss||12-5||Paul Daley||KO (punches)||UFC 108||January 2, 2010||1||2:24||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Catchweight bout of 172 lbs|
|Win||12-4||Tamdan McCrory||Submission (reverse armbar)||UFC 91||November 15, 2008||1||3:59||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Submission of the Night|
|Win||11-4||Josh Burkman||Submission (armbar)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale||June 21, 2008||2||4:46||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Fight of the Night; Submission of the Night; Submission of the Year|
|Loss||10-4||Josh Koscheck||KO (head kick and punches)||UFC 82||March 1, 2008||2||1:24||Columbus, Ohio, USA|
|Win||10-3||Jonathan Goulet||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian||September 19, 2007||1||1:14||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Win||9-3||Stevie Lynch||Submission (anaconda choke)||UFC 72||June 16, 2007||1||2:50||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||8-3||Diego Saraiva||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 67||February 3, 2007||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Fought at Lightweight|
|Loss||7-3||Tony DeSouza||Submission (kimura)||Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter||October 10, 2006||1||3:59||Hollywood, Florida, USA|
|Win||7-2||Chad Reiner||KO (punches)||Extreme Challenge 70||August 26, 2006||1||0:07||Hayward, Wisconsin, USA|
|Win||6-2||Victor Moreno||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Challenge 68||July 15, 2006||1||1:02||Hayward, Wisconsin, USA|
|Win||5-2||Mike Cardosa||Submission (triangle choke)||Extreme Challenge 68||July 15, 2006||1||0:48||Hayward, Wisconsin, USA|
|Win||4-2||Rhalan Gracie||Decision (split)||GFC: Team Gracie vs Team Hammer House||March 3, 2006||3||5:00||Columbus, Ohio, USA|
|Loss||3-2||Dereck Keasley||Decision (unanimous)||Freestyle Fighting Championship 16||September 24, 2005||2||5:00||Tunica, Mississippi, USA|
|Win||3-1||John Shackelford||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Freestyle Fighting Championship 16||September 24, 2005||1||2:42||Tunica, Mississippi, USA|
|Loss||2-1||Junior Assuncao||TKO (punches)||Full Throttle 3||July 15, 2005||1||4:27||Duluth, Georgia, USA|
|Win||2-0||Jason Ireland||Submission (triangle choke)||Hand 2 Hand Combat||June 17, 2005||1||N/A||Canton, Ohio, USA|
|Win||1-0||Justin Hons||Submission (armbar)||KOTC: Dayton||October 23, 2004||1||N/A||Dayton, Ohio, USA|
- Stupp, Dann (2008-11-18). "Dustin Hazelett says patience is key in UFC's welterweight division". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- Stupp, Dann (2008-09-17). "UFC's Dustin Hazelett awarded BJJ black belt from Jorge Gurgel". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- Sherdog.com. "Sherdog's Submission of the Year". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- "Hazelett Out; Ryan Madigan To Fight Saunders". MMAWeekly.com. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- "PARISYAN VS HAZELETT AGREED TO FOR UFC 106". Mma Weekly. Retrieved 2009-08-25.
- "Dustin Hazelett verbally agrees to replace Carlos Condit, face Paul Daley at UFC 108". MMAjunkie.com. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- Sherdog.com. "Update: Hardy-Hazelett Off for UFC 119". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- "Welterweights Dustin Hazelett and Rick Story agree to meet at UFC 117 in August". mmajunkie.com. 2010-05-26.
- "HAZELETT VS. BOCEK ADDED TO UFC 124". Mmaweekly.com. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
- "Dustin Hazelett Released From UFC Following Recent Loss". Retrieved 2010-12-16.
- 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.
- "Hazelett Focused on Fatherhood, Financial Stability". Sherdog.com. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-25.