Welterweights Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim are in talks to fight at UFC 105 on November 14 in Manchester, England, Fighters Only reports, with Kim having verbally accepted the matchup.
Hardy (22-6), who trains out of the Rough House Gym alongside fellow British fighters Paul Daley and Andre Winner, is 3-0 in the UFC with wins over Akihiro Gono, Rory Markham, and, most-recently in June, Marcus Davis.
Kim (12-0-1) is also 3-0 in the UFC, picking up victories over Jason Tan and Matt Brown before suffering a split decision loss to Karo Parisyan in January that was ultimately changed to a no contest after Parisyan tested positive for banned painkillers following the fight. “Stun Gun” last fought in July at UFC 100, defeating TJ Grant by unanimous decision.
UFC 105 is expected to air on tape-delay on Spike TV and will be headlined by a lightweight championship matchup between title-holder BJ Penn and challenger Diego Sanchez.
Pictured: Dan Hardy