Dustin Hazelett file photo: Dave Mandel | Sherdog.com
Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts Dustin
Hazelett and Mark Bocek
have agreed to meet in a lightweight contest at
UFC 124 on Dec. 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Cagepotato.com was the first to report the bout on Wednesday;
Sherdog.com has also confirmed the fight through sources close to
Hazelett, who’s making his return to the 155-pound division since
2007, has had back-to-back losses against Rick Story
(at UFC 117 in August) and Paul Daley (at
UFC 108 in January). Prior to that, the 24-year-old Jorge
Gurgel-trained fighter had won five of his six outings,
including two “submission of the night” worthy turns against
Burkman and Tamden McCrory.
Toronto native Bocek, credited as Canada’s first Brazilian
jiu-jitsu black belt, last appeared in the Octagon against Jim Miller at
UFC 111 last March. Miller earned a unanimous decision over the
28-year-old Nova Uniao rep, who had submitted his previous three
opponents in the Octagon.
A rematch between UFC welterweight champion Georges
St. Pierre and Josh
Koscheck -- currently rival coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter
12” on Spike TV -- will anchor the event. St. Pierre took a
unanimous decision over the collegiate wrestler at UFC 74 in August