UFC 117 Breaking News: Rick Story and Dustin Hazelett Set To Square Off

Erik Fontanez@@Erik_FontanezCorrespondent IMay 26, 2010

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:

MAIN CARD

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*

PRELIMINARY CARD


Tim Boetsch vs. Thiago Silva*
Dennis Hallman vs. Ben Saunders*
Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story*

*fights not offically confirmed by the UFC

-Stay tuned to Bleacher Report MMA for more breaking news. 

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