UFC on FOX 7 fight card: Dan Hardy vs Matt Brown booked for showdown in the 'Shark Tank'


What happens when an "Outlaw" takes on an "Immortal" in San Jose, California? We will find out soon enough (April 20, 2013) when Dan Hardy and Matt Brown collide in a Welterweight scrap planned for UFC on FOX 7 at the HP Pavilion.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kept the good news rolling today (Jan. 15, 2013), announcing (via Twitter.com) another fine mixed martial arts (MMA) bout for its upcoming UFC on FOX 7 fight card, which will take place from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California:

Dan Hardy vs. Matt Brown.

Hardy has recently steered himself out a flat spin, reeling off back-to-back victories over Duane Ludwig and Amir Sadollah after previously dropping four straight fights. The former number one 170-pound contender was on the verge of getting a pink slip; however, he was afforded additional opportunities inside the Octagon because of his personality, talent and typically fan-friendly performances ... win or lose.

And the latter will likely emerge inside the "Shark Tank" when the British bomber hooks 'em with Brown.

Meanwhile, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 alum -- who has been notoriously inconsistent since his promotional debut back in 2008 -- is once again on another hot streak after being ice-cold from 2010 to 2011. Brown has notched four consecutive wins, stopping three of those opponents -- Chris Cope, Luis Ramos and Mike Swick -- all within the distance.

His sensational win over Swick -- a brutal knockout at UFC on Fox 5 in Dec. 2012 -- most likely earned him another rare invitation to compete on national television in the United States.

UFC on Fox 7 is turning out to boast another fantastic main card line up, with Lightweight champion Ben Henderson once again holding down the main event, this time against Strikeforce import -- and its 155-pound kingpin -- Gilbert Melendez. Undefeated Strikeforce grand prix winner Daniel Cormier -- who like "El Nino" is also switching sweaters for the first time ever under the brightest of spotlights -- is set to take on former Heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

It's going to be good.

For the latest UFC on FOX 7: "Henderson vs. Melendez" news and notes be sure to hit up our complete event archive right here.

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