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Karo Parisyan Returns From Suspension To Fight Dustin Hazelett at UFC 106

Karo ParisyanKaro Parisyan will return to the Octagon after serving a 9-month suspension for testing positive for banned painkillers to take on Dustin Hazelett at UFC 106 on November 21 in Las Vegas.

MMA Weekly first reported the welterweight matchup on Monday.

Parisyan (18-5) defeated Dong Hyun Kim in January by split decision in January to rebound from an April 2008 loss to Thiago Alves, but the win was changed to a no contest after Parisyan tested positive for 3 banned painkillers and was issued a 9-month suspension. “The Heat” had previously won three-straight over Drew Fickett, Josh Burkman, and Ryo Chonan.

Hazelett (12-4) improved his UFC record to 5-2 by submitting Tamdan McCrory last November in his most-recent fight, his second-straight win following a June 2008 submission of Josh Burkman. “McLovin” had been scheduled to fight Ben Saunders in March at UFC 96 but withdrew from the bout after suffering a knee injury.

UFC 106 is headlined by a heavyweight championship bout between title-holder Brock Lesnar and challenger Shane Carwin, and also features Tito Ortiz’s return to the Octagon against Mark Coleman.

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