Greg Hardy Set To Face Sergey Spivak After Aleksei Oleinik Pulls Out of Their UFC 270 Bout

Published 01/14/2022, 10:45 AM EST
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – JANUARY 18: Greg Hardy poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Barclays Center on January 18, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC fans all over the world are excited about the promotion’s first pay-per-view event. UFC 270 is just around the corner and several great bouts will be a part of the event. However, there seems to be a change in plans for Greg Hardy.

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Greg Hardy was supposed to face Aleksei Oleinik. But Oleinik pulled out of the fight because of undisclosed reasons. So Hardy will now face Sergey Spivak at their heavyweight bout.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 19: Greg Hardy prepares to fight Marcin Tybura in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

Greg Hardy is coming off two back-to-back losses against Marcin Tybura and Tai Tuivasa. Unfortunately, he suffered T/KO in both of these fights. Similarly, Spivak too is coming off a recent loss through a T/KO by Tom Aspinall.

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So it looks like this is a good matchup. Media personality Ariel Helwani first reported this news.

‘Prince of War’ has a 7-4-0 MMA record, whereas Spivak sports a 13-3-0 record. Thus, the latter is a little more experienced.

It seems like Spivak could be a much tougher opponent for Hardy than Oleinik. ‘The Polar Bear’ was on a three-fight winning streak before his recent loss. He also managed to defeat Oleinik back in June 2021. Therefore, Hardy and Spivak are two tough fighters, fans expect an explosion in the octagon.

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The former NFL player made his UFC debut in 2019. However, he has just one fight left on his contract. Hence, it will be interesting to see him fight Spivak soon.

UFC 270 main card

Several exciting fights will be a part of the event’s main card viz:

  • Francis Ngannou versus Ciryl Gane
  • Brandon Moreno versus Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Michel Pereira Lima versus Andre Fialho
  • Serghei Spivac versus Greg Hardy
  • Cody Stamann versus Said Nurmagomedov

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With such exciting bouts, the event is sure to be a success. UFC 270 takes place on January 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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Francis Ngannou versus Ciryl Gane and Brandon Moreno versus Deiveson Figueiredo are two very exciting title fights that fans would not want to miss.

Which bout are you excited about? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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