Greg Hardy set to face Tai Tuivasa for UFC 264 on July tenth

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: Greg Hardy prepares to combat Maurice Greene in a heavyweight bout in the course of the UFC Combat Evening occasion at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Picture by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Greg Hardy is about to face the fan-favourite Tai Tuivasa for the UFC 264 card on July tenth headlined by Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor on what is predicted to be an enormous heavyweight showdown. Nameless sources with information of the matchup broke the information to MMA Junkie because of there being no official UFC announcement but.

UFC 264 location has not but been confirmed however president of the UFC, Dana White hoped for the occasion to happen in T-mobile Area in Las Vegas with followers in attendance.

Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy (7-3) is coming off a loss in his final bout towards Marcin Tybura again in December when the previous NFL participant was completed by TKO within the second spherical. Hardy managed to have a very good first spherical however succumbed to the superior floor recreation of Tybura within the second spherical who managed to pound the larger man out. The loss snapped a two-fight successful streak of Hardy’s which noticed him defeat the likes of Yorgan de Castro and Maurice Greene. This was additionally first time Greg Hardy misplaced by stoppage.

Hardy is a former American soccer defensive finish. He performed faculty soccer on the College of Mississippi and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers within the sixth spherical of the 2010 NFL Draft. Hardy additionally performed for the Dallas Cowboys.

Though having no expertise of MMA earlier than, Hardy introduced in 2016 that he was beginning a brand new profession within the sport of MMA claiming that he had been coaching for a number of months. After having a quick beginner profession the place he went 3-0. Hardy made his skilled debut on Dana White’s Tuesday Evening Contender Sequence in 2018 the place he was victorious and consequently earned himself a UFC contract.

Tai Tuivasa

Tuivasa alternatively is driving a two-fight successful streak coming off a improbable KO win over Harry Hunsucker again in March. Previous to his two current wins, Tuivasa was driving a three-fight dropping streak after dropping to the likes of Junior dos Santos, Blagoy Ivanov and Sergey Spivak.

From going undefeated with an 9-0 to dropping consecutively thrice, there was huge strain on “Shoeyvasa” to get a win as he bounced again brilliantly towards UFC veteran Stefan Struve by KOing the tallest fighter within the UFC.

Now on a two-fight successful KO streak, Tuivasa needs to proceed his superb run of type towards Hardy. A fan favorite, the person from Sydney, Australia is well-known for his post-fight antics the place he celebrates his win by ingesting beer out from a borrowed shoe. Referred to as a “shoey”, Tuivasa was coined “Shoeyvasa” by Sydney Newspaper The Day by day Telegraph.

UFC 264 lineup now consists of:

  • Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson
  • Jessica Eye vs. Jennifer Maia
  • Greg Hardy vs. Tai Tuivasa

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