Cage Rage (2007)
At the age of 40, after a 3 year hiatus from the sport, Hasdell made an unsuccessful return to Mixed martial arts. On 14 July 2007, he fought Brazilian, Mario Sperry, in the Light-Heavyweight division. The event was Cage Rage 22: Hard as Hell, held in Wembley arena, London. Hasdell lost by Rear naked choke in the first round.
Lee Hasdell's last Mixed martial arts fight to date was against Ivan Serati on 1 December 2007, at Cage Rage 24: Feel the Pain. Hasdell began the fight hesitant to throw strikes with Serati dominating the first round with takedowns. Hasdell defended well on the ground until Serati unloaded his ground and pound tactics. Hasdell was lucky to escape the first round after Serati had hyper extended Lee's arm in an armbar at the end of the round.
Hasdell came into the second round with a now injured arm and the round began much the same as the first. To evoid Serati's ground and pound, Hasdell gave up his back to the Italian to set up the Rear naked choke at 1:34 of round 2. Hasdell has now lost 7 out of his last 10 Mixed martial arts fights since 2000.
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