UFC 96: Dustin Hazelett vs Ben Saunders



A welterweight battle between super grappler Dustin Hazelett (12-4) and The Ultimate Fighter standout Ben Saunders (7-0-2) is in the works for UFC 96 on March 7 from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, according to Sherdog.

Fighters have verbally agreed to the fight and bout agreements are waiting to be signed.

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  1. tom

    January 6, 2009 at 1:53 am

    should be a good one..both tall

  2. tom

    January 6, 2009 at 2:01 am

    fighter David Loise vs Ed herman should also be on this card

  3. Ryan S

    January 6, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I think Hazelett will win this one. I think Saunders has the reach over him, but Hazelett's BJJ is good and very creative. Should be good.

  4. dane drebin

    January 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    if saunders keeps it standing i say he will win but if it goes to the ground i think dustin will end it. i love fights like this.

  5. tom

    January 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Ben is also very good on the ground..But yea i bet dustin is better on the ground but ben is a very good striker and he is smooth of his back..goood fight

  6. DanP

    January 8, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Hazlett will win… but he'd better not get caught in that Muay Tai Clinch…. Arrr the Knees!!!!

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