The UFC clearly wanted to put Greg Hardy in the limelight, despite the shameful former NFL star on Saturday in the co-main event in Sunrise, Florida (USA), He was 0-1 in promotion with only four professional fights. And in the end, the spotlight's appearance did not make him visible as a newcomer to heavy attacks, since thanks to his agility and power ̵
1; especially that power – he quickly provided Dmitrii Smoliakov for his first UFC victory.
Hardy The Russian wrestler, a former training partner at American Top Team in South Florida, used a crisp right upper section to swarm at 2:15 on lap 1 for the TKO finish.
Same as last time, "said Hardy, who had lost his UFC debut in January by disqualifying for an illegal knee in front of his grounded opponent." Do not accelerate, let the shots count. "
Hardy, a one-time pro-bowl defensive player, was sentenced by the NFL team after 2014 for attacking a woman and communicating threats, and even after the conviction was overturned on appeal, no team came to visit This, however, when she invited Hardy to participate in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series last year, where he won two fights in the round of the last sixteen to secure a place on the roster rankings.
His debut did not go as planned However, 36-year-old Smoliakov (9-3), who had lost his two previous UFC bouts by interruption, made it before he hit the big stroke that was the beginning of the end.
Every day I'm getting better, "said Hardy. "Every month I become more violent, nastier in the Octagon, more modest and peaceful, I'm just coming to see me, I love this sport."