Greg Hardly will be compete in the first fight of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract in the same venue he used to secure it in the first place: The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, which hosts this summer’s “Contender Series” by Dana White.
That’s where the former National Football League (NFL) defensive end, who played for both the Carolina Panthers as well as the Dallas Cowboys, will throw hands opposite heavyweight bruiser Tebaris “Boom” Gordon on Aug. 7 via UFC Fight Pass.
That’s according to a report from ESPN.
Hardy (1-0) earned a second call-back after planishing Austen Lane back in June. Unfortunately, that win was overshadowed by his baggage outside the cage, which includes a history of domestic violence and the protests that came with it.
This will mark the second pro fight of Hardy’s young combat sports career following a perfect 3-0 stint as an amateur. As for Gordon (3-0), he makes his way to “Contender Series” after winning three straight — all by way of violent knockout.
See you in August!