Hardy vs. De Castro at UFC Columbus

Greg Hardy’s next bout in the Octagon is set, as he’ll take on Yorgan De Castro at UFC Columbus on March 28.

Hardy made his official UFC debut in 2019 and competed five times, the most of any heavyweight in modern-era UFC.

Hardy was disqualified in his Octagon debut at UFC Brooklyn in January before picking up first-round knockouts of Dmitry Smolyakov and Juan Adams. Hardy then originally defeated Ben Sosoli at UFC Boston in October, but that win was overturned to a No Contest by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission after Hardy used a non-permitted inhaler between the second and third rounds.

Hardy most recently competed as a late-notice fill-in at UFC Moscow on November 9, losing a decision to Alexander Volkov.

De Castro won his first four MMA fights before competing on season three of Dana White’s Contender Series, where he earned a contract with a first-round finish of Alton Meeks. He made his official Octagon debut at UFC 243, knocking out Justin Tafa.

UFC Columbus is headlined by another heavyweight fight in Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Cody Garbrandt vs. Raphael Assuncao in the bantamweight co-main event.

Original Story: ESPN

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