UFC welterweight Dan Hardy will look to put together his first winning streak in nearly three years when he heads to the Octagon on September 29 to face Amir Sadollah at UFC on Fuel 5. Hardy recently snapped a four-fight losing streak with a knockout of Duane Ludwig at UFC 146.
News of Hardy’s match-up with Sadollah was confirmed earlier today by UFC officials. He is the fifth British fighter attached to the lineup out of six total tilts.
Adding fuel to Hardy’s fire will no doubt be the fact he’ll be fighting in front of his hometown fans in Nottingham, England. The bout will mark Hardy’s first in the U.K since a loss to Carlos Condit two years ago. He holds an overall record of 24-10 with sixteen stoppages including twelve TKOs.
Sadollah is also coming off a victory, improving his career mark to 6-3 with all nine of his fights taking place under the UFC banner based on winning TUF 7 as a competitor with no professional experience. The 31-year old has emerged with his hand raised in three of his last four outings.
UFC on Fuel 5 is headlined by a meeting between heavyweights Stipe Miocic-Stefan Struve.
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