Greg Hardy (5-2, 1 NC) will return to the octagon once again as he meets Yorgan De Castro on March 28 in a UFC Fight Night bout at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
UFC officials announced the upcoming event today on the UFC website.
Hardy earned his spot on the UFC roster after several outings on Dana White’s Contender Series. He was then disqualified in his UFC debut against Allen Crowder. He then bounced back with victories over Dmitrii Smoliakov and Juan Adams.
The 31-year old former football player then had a win over Ben Sosoli changed to a no contest due to his prohibited use of an inhaler between rounds, a first in UFC history.
Hardy then lost as a short-notice replacement to Alexander Volkov in his most recent outing in November.
De Castro (6-0) is also a Contender Series contract winner. He made a successful debut in October with a first-round knockout of Justin Tafa at UFC 243.
In the UFC Columbus main event, which airs live on ESPN, it’s a showdown between heavyweight knockout artists as Francis Ngannou meets Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Tickets go on sale January 31.
Also made official on Friday is the return of Khalil Rountree Jr., who meets Sam Alvey in a clash of hard-hitting light heavyweights, and a bantamweight bout between Louis Smolka and Davey Grant.
Who wins in Columbus, Greg Hardy or Yorgan De Castro?