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Dustin Hazelett Cut From UFC After Loss To Mark Bocek

According to a recent report by, lightweight fighter Dustin Hazelett has been released from his UFC contract in the wake of his recent submission loss to Mark Bocek.

Hazelett and Bocek met on the undercard of UFC 124: St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2 on the 11th of this month. Canadian submission artist Bocek needed only one round to dispatch “McLovin”–himself best known for his submission skills–with a triangle choke.

Training with Team Jorge Gurgel under coach and current Strikeforce lightweight fighter Jorge Gurgel, Hazelett made his MMA debut in October of 2006, where he was also defeated by first round submission courtesy Tony DeSouza.

Since then, the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt has racked up a 5-4 record in the UFC, with wins over Diego Saraiva, Steven Lynch, Jonathan Goulet, Josh Burkman, and Tamdan McRory with losses to Josh Koscheck, Paul Daley, Rick Storey and Bocek.

The loss to Bocek marked Hazelett’s third in a row, the mark which generally signals the end of a fighter’s current UFC tenure.

His current professional record 12-7, with one win by TKO, nine by submission and two by decision.