Greg Hardy Set to Make UFC Return at UFC 264 on July 10

Published 04/08/2021, 9:39 AM EDT


Greg Hardy is an NFL star turned MMA fighter. The heavyweight fighter has a decent MMA record of 7-3, after he first appeared on the scene when he defeated former NFL star, Austen Lane, at Dana White’s contender series 9.

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In his UFC career, Hardy is most infamously remembered for using an inhaler in between rounds in his fight against Ben Sosoli. Since that fight, Hardy has had notable victories against Yorgan de Castro and Maurice Green.

Recently, Hardy took to Instagram to announce that he is all set to face ‘Australia’s favorite son’ on July 10, the expected date for UFC 264.

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“Getting ready for July 10th. It’s on contract signed and the prince is locked and loaded. Bout to drop a couple of the grade American super spiller G bombs on Australia’s favorite son,” Hardy wrote.

Is Greg Hardy going to face Tai Tuivasa?

Recent news suggests that Hardy is going to face Tai Tuivasa at UFC 264. They posted the news on Combat sports insider’s Twitter account.

“Greg Hardy will return to the octagon to fight fan favorite Tai Tuivasa in a heavyweight bout on July 10th at UFC 264. This is a great fight between two unranked heavyweights. This should be a fun fight!

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Greg Hardy will return to the octagon to fight fan favorite Tai Tuivasa in a heavyweight bout on July 10th at UFC 264

This is a great fight between two unranked heavyweights. This should be a fun fight! #UFC pic.twitter.com/OJSDmq1Lms

— Combat sports insider (@combat_insider) April 6, 2021

Tuivasa won his previous 2 fights against Stefan Struve and Harry Hunsucker. ‘Bam Bam’ has been in great form recently and would be a great test for the former NFL star.

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UFC 264 is all set to happen on July 10, but the promotion has still not decided on an official location and venue for the same. However, Dana White has expressed an interest in having the event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The UFC 264 card is probably going to be headlined by the Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor fight. Meanwhile, matches between Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson, Jessica Eye and Jennifer Maia, and now Greg Hardy vs. Tai Tuivasa are speculated to happen.

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The matchup between Hardy and Tuivasa seems to be almost confirmed and now it would interesting to see how these two heavyweight fighters go up against each other, Whatever the result be, it certainly adds to the excitement building up for UFC 264.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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