MMA fighter Paul Daley will take on Dustin Hazelett at UFC 108 on January 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Read more below.
Although Daley isn’t lacking in the experience department with a total of 32 MMA fights under his belt, he’s still seeking the recognition that comes with being a top-level welterweight. So far he is undefeated in the Ultimate Fighting Championship with a record of 1-0, but unless he’s been working on his ground game considerably it may not stay that way.
That’s because Hazelett specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Daley has earned a reputation for falling victim to such opponents. In fact, out of his eight losses five of them have been via submission. And that just won’t cut it in this organization of elite athletes, where well roundedness is key.
On the other hand though, Daley does have a ferocious striking game. So as long as he can stay up off the canvas, a win isn’t out of the question.
As a biography:
When was Paul Daley born? February 21, 1983. Where was he born? Nottingham, England. Nickname: Semtex. Height: 5 ft 9 in. Weight: 170 lb. Style: Muay Thai, Wrestling. Record: 22-8-2.
He got his start in martial arts at a young age, and that eventually lead to him becoming one of the best strikers in the UK. At UFC 103, which was his first bout inside the organization, he defeated opponent Martin Kampmann in the first round. Sherdog has him ranked as the #8 Welterweight on the planet.
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