Hometown hero Dan Hardy (24-10) has, unsurprisingly, been added to the UFC’s Nottingham debut effort, stepping into the cage with the Team Rough House slugger will be The Ultimate Fighter 7 winner Amir Sadollah (6-3).
The Brit emphatically snapped a four-fight losing-streak by taking home the “Knockout of The Night” bonus after sending Duane Ludwig to Valhalla with a beautiful left hook at UFC 146. Hardy, who enjoyed one of the fastest rises to fame in UFC history, went the long way down after losses to divisional king Georges St-Pierre, Current interim title holder Carlos Condit, Anthony Johnson (who now competes at light heavyweight) and the always game Chris Lytle. With the UFC being fans of the “Outlaw’s” aggressive and always entertaining style, he was given another chance to right the ship, and has done exactly that. He will now look to put another winning streak together when he faces Sadollah in front of his hometown crowd.
Sadollah, who has spent his entire professional career in the octagon, recently rebounded from a deflating unanimous decision loss to Duane Ludwig by taking a solid split decision victory over Jorge Lopez at UFC on Fuel TV 3. The TUF winner has shown the ability to finish fights both on the feet, in the clinch, and on the ground in his UFC tenure.
This exciting welterweight match-up will be a headlining bout as the UFC invades the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England on September 29. The card is currently headlined by a Heavyweight bout that pits the always exciting Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic against one another.