Dan Hardy dueling Duane Ludwig at Memorial Day Weekend event

Two of the welterweight division’s most entertaining fighters have been signed to fight UFC 146 with the added caveat of each needing a win to cement his spot on the roster. According to the UFC, Dan Hardy and Duane Ludwig will face off on May 26 as part of the organization’s annual Memorial Day Weekend event. Both men have eleven TKOs to their credit and are known for their fan-friendly, strike-heavy style.

Ludwig is coming off a loss to Josh Neer where he fought valiantly but was submitted in the end. Prior to the defeat he’d won in back-to-back contests against Nick Osipczak and Amir Sadollah. The 21-12 kickboxer also holds past victories over Jonathan Goulet, Jens Pulver, and Yves Edwards, as well as the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history.

While Hardy is currently at a low point in his career, losing four straight, “The Outlaw” has made a reputation for himself as a competitor who always comes to fight and cares more about entertaining the public than padding his record with easy wins. The 29-year old has found success in 23 of 33 total fights with notable showings against Marcus Davis and Mike Swick.

Hardy Taking Comeback One Day at a Time

No headliner has been named to the show though it is expected to host a heavyweight title-fight between champion Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem.