The proverbial adage “three strikes and you’re out” rang true this week for Dustin Hazelett, as it appears he has been released by the UFC after dropping a third consecutive fight in the Octagon. Hazelett was submitted by fellow BJJ blackbelt Mark Bocek a little less than two weeks ago at the promotion’s latest venture into Montreal.
News of the professional separation was reported by MMAWeekly.
The lanky lightweight won five of six bouts in the UFC after losing to Tony DeSouza in his organizational debut with the loss coming to highly-ranked welterweight Josh Koscheck. However, Hazelett fell in all three of his 2010 appearances, two by way of first-round finish, after returning from a year-long hiatus due to medical and personal reasons keeping him out of the ring in 2009.
Hazelett exits the UFC with a 12-7 overall record and nine submissions to his credit. He holds past wins over Josh Burkman and Jonathan Goulet.
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