Bleacher Report MMA has confirmed that Rick Story and Dustin Hazelett have agreed to meet at UFC 117 when the Las Vegas-based promotion makes its way to Oakland on Aug. 7, 2010.
According to a source close to Story, the Brave Legion welterweight has signed on to face Hazelett in a welterweight bout that puts together two of the division's top ten fighters.
Story (10-3) is coming off a split decision win over Nick Osipczak at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi. The 170-pound fighter is on a three-fight win streak and another "w" could potentially put in talks for top 5 in the division.
Hazelett (12-5) is coming off a devastating loss to Paul Daley at UFC 108 back in January. A left hook was all it took for Daley to put down the jiu-jitsu expert, earning "Knockout of the Night" honors in the process.
Here is what the current UFC 117 lineup looks like:
Champ Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch*
Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson*
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Hughes*
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Clay Guida*
Tim Boetsch vs. Thiago Silva*
Dennis Hallman vs. Ben Saunders*
Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story*
*fights not offically confirmed by the UFC
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