The show wouldn’t be the same without the hometown hero, Dan Hardy (24-10 MMA, 5-4 UFC). The former number one contender will face-off against “The Ultimate Fighter 7” winner Amir Sadollah (6-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) at UFC on Fuel 5 in at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England on Sept. 29.
Currently headlining the card is Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic.Though placement of Sadollah – Hardy is unannounced, the bout is expected to take place on the main card.
The Outlaw was last seen putting an end to a four-fight losing streak, when he defeated fellow brawler Duane “Bang” Ludwig at UFC 146 in May, picking up “Knockout of the Night” honors. Prior to this bout Hardy put on a “Fight of the Night” performance against Chris Lytle, bestowing Lytle with the rare victory retirement bout.
A split-decision win over Jorge Lopez at UFC on Fuel 3 in May was what we had witnessed last from the Brooklyn born, Sadollah. Now looking to go 5-1 in his career, the former amateur Muay Thai champ will have a grueling challenge in front of a booing English crowd.
Here’s the card as it currently stands:
Stipe Miocic vs. Stefan Struve
Yves Jabouin vs. Brad Pickett
Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah
Duane “Bang” Ludwig vs. Che Mills
Akira Corassani vs. Andy Ogle
Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman