9/29/2006

Dustin Hazelett, training partner of Gurgel and Franklin now in UFC

Dustin Hazelett, Brazilian jiu-jitsu student under Jorge Gurgel, will be fighting on the undercard on the next Ultimate Fight Night, "Ortiz vs Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter", to air on October 10th.

We interviewed Hazelett in the weeks leading up to his fight against Relson Gracie's son, Rhalan Gracie at the Gracie Fighting Championships in Columbus Ohio last March. It appears that being part of a training camp with strong roots in the UFC already, including Rich Franklin has its benefits, as Hazelett was on the short list to be selected when it was learned that Joe Riggs had to pull out of the fight, which will be against another UFC veteran, Tony DeSouza.

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