Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is giving British bomb-dropper Dan Hardy a chance to snap a four-fight losing streak by pairing him up against Duane Ludwig for the upcoming UFC 146 event, tentatively scheduled for May 26, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC officials (via ESPN.co.uk) brought word of the pending bout earlier today.
Hardy, who managed to fight his way into a welterweight title bout against division champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 111 back in March 2010, failed to recover from that unanimous decision loss and went on to drop his following three contests, including a submission defeat to longtime veteran Chris Lytle last August.
Following the loss, fans expected "The Outlaw" to leave town for good; however, UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta declared that Hardy was here to stay and would live to see another day inside the Octagon.
The Coloradan was recently able to get himself recognized as the record holder for fastest knockout in the UFC. Unfortunately the accolades did him little good against Josh Neer, who choked him out at UFC on FX just last month.
His loss to "The Dentist" snapped a two-fight win streak.
UFC 146 is expected to be headlined by the biggest fight of the year (literally), when heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos puts his strap on the line for the very first time against division number one contender and famed Dutch striker Alistair Overeem.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this still-developing fight card.