Karo Parisyan Returns From Suspension at UFC 106

Written by Tom Ngo
August 26th, 2009

It’s being reported that UFC veteran Karo Parisyan will be making his Octagon return this November after serving a nine-month drug suspension. Apparantly, the Armenian will be taking on Dustin Hazelett at UFC 106 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

MMAWeekly.com reported that both welterweights had verbally agreed to the scrap, and fight contracts should be signed shortly.

Following his UFC 94 “win” over Dong Hyun Kim, the Nevada State Commission suspended Parisyan for nine months, fined him a total of $32,000, and overturned his split decision W to a No Decision after it was revealed that he had three banned pain killers in his system.

Speaking of sitting the sidelines, come game time it will have been a year since Hazelett last saw action. He has been riding the pine since tearing the ACL in his right knee prior to his proposed UFC 96 contest against Ben Saunders.

UFC 106 will be held inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center on November 21st. Here are the fighters rumored to be competing in the pay-per-view broadcast:

Ricardo Almeida vs. Jon Fitch
Dustin Hazelett vs. Karo Parisyan
Tito Ortiz vs. Mark Coleman
Shane Carwin vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC Heavyweight Champion)

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