Welterweight knockout specialist Paul “Semtex” Daley said it was going to be a left hand that would finish his UFC 108 bout with Dustin Hazelett, and sure enough, it was a left hand that sealed the deal, as promised.
The pair squared off this evening from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Hazelett stated the bout off with a bit of flare, as the submission expert from Ohio did a frontwards roll/flip in an attempt to catch the dangerous Brit in what may have been the most eye dazzling submission in Octagon history. Unfortunately for “McLovin”, it was an attempt he failed at miserably, and once the two spent a little bit of time on the feet, it was a matter of minutes before a huge left hook from Daley sent Hazelett sailing to the canvas. Just a few well placed shots to the chin on the grounded Jorge Gurgel trained fighter prompted the bout to be waved off, giving Daley his second first round TKO victory since his arrival in the UFC.
With a decisive win over Hazelett this evening, Daley moves himself that much close to a possible title shot in the future with consecutive victories over two of the best welterweights the UFC has to offer.
A showdown with Josh Koscheck in the near future would be one match-up that seems to make sense in more ways than one at this point.