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UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy Confirmed for March 27 in New Jersey

Dan HardyUFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre will return to action against challenger Dan Hardy at UFC 111 on March 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the UFC confirmed at Friday’s UFC 107 weigh-ins.

The event was originally set to take place on March 13, but was re-scheduled to avoid the anticipated boxing matchup between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquaio.

St-Pierre (19-2) is currently riding a six-fight winning streak that includes title defenses over BJ Penn and Thiago Alves in 2009, but has been sidelined since July due to a groin injury suffered in his unanimous decision win over Alves at UFC 100.

Hardy (23-6) earned a shot at St-Pierre in November with a unanimous decision win over Mike Swick at UFC 105, his seventh-straight win and fourth-straight inside the Octagon.

The UFC 111 fight card is also expected to include Ricardo Almeida and Frankie Edgar.

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