After suffering a four-fight losing streak, UFC welterweight Dan Hardy will aim to flip the script at start a run of consecutive victories starting on September 29 at UFC on Fuel 5. Hardy, who is coming off a knockout win over Duane Ludwig, will face Amir Sadollah at the event who himself is also coming off a successful showing inside the Octagon.
UFC officials have confirmed the match-up, following their trend of placing British fighters on the Nottingham-based show.
Hardy holds an overall record of 24-10 including UFC wins over Ludwig, Mike Swick, and Marcus Davis. Half of his wins have involved some form of strike-based stoppage.
Comparably, Sadollah has gone 6-3 since making his professional debut in the final of TUF 7. He was last seen eking out a Split Decision against Jorge Lopez last month at UFC on Fuel 3.
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MMATraining Take: This fight may not have a ton of divisional impact but it should be incredibly fun to watch! Hardy/Sadollah both tend to favor stand-up over grappling with a nice blend of kicks/punches. Their meeting may not result in a knockout but it will certainly be a Fight of the Night contender.