A fight between welterweights between Dan Hardy and Dustin Hazelett had been agreed upon by both fighters and was slated to take place at UFC 119 in September or October in England. However, the fight was scrapped on Thursday due to scheduling conflicts for one of the fighters.
Hazelett has withdrawn from the fight due to the fact he will be getting married in September. Hardy is expected to remain on the card, although a replacement fighter hasn’t been found at this time according to Sherdog.com.
Whoever Hardy fights will be his first opponent since losing via unanimous decision to current welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in March at UFC 111. Prior to losing to St. Pierre, Hardy had won all four of his fights in the UFC, including wins over Mike Swick and Marcus Davis. Finding an opponent may prove to be a bit of a challenge since most of the top welterweight fighters already have fights scheduled in the coming months.
Hazelett hasn’t fought since January when he was knocked out by Paul Daley. It was the second lost for Hazelett in his last four fights. Ironically, his other loss came against Daley’s opponent this Saturday night at UFC 113, Josh Koscheck.
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