The has another struggle prearranged to Greg Hardy.

The promotion recently affirmed that the prior Pro Bowler-turned-heavyweight potential will struggle Dmitrii Smoliakov (9-2) at UFC on ESPN-3 ESPN.

A previously reported main event rematch between middleweight contenders Yoel Romero along with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was additionally made official.

This is Hardy’s instant fight after having a catastrophic introduction against Allen Crowder at UFC Brooklyn at January. That strikes ended when Hardy landed a illegal knee on a downed Crowder from the second round, leading to him losing disqualification. Just before that setback, Hardy was 3-0 as an expert and 3-0 being a amateur, together with all the wins coming by way of knock out within a minute. A few of the successes occurred on .

Even the 30-year-old Hardy’so move into MMA generated much publicity as a result of his background and a high profile national violence incident from 2014 that played a role in his expulsion from the group.

Smoliakov, 3 4, returns into the after winning his latest bout at a series in Russia in January. He’s 0-2 in his previous Octagon looks, last rival for the on Jan. 1-5, 2017 when he dropped Cyril Asker via first-round TKO.

Additionally official for on 3, John Lineker (31-8) along with Cory Sandhagen (10 1 ) will meet in a bantamweight bout that was originally scheduled for Brooklyn, welterweights Alex Oliveira (20-6-1, two NC) and Li Jingliang (16-5) face off, along with former straight champion Carla Esparza struggles former Invicta FC straight champion Livinha Souza,

View the upgraded card below (bout order to be ascertained ):

Carla Esparza vs. Livinha Souza

Andrei Arlovski vs. Augusto Sakai

vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov

vs. Li Jingliang

Jim Miller vs. Jason Gonzalez

Court McGee vs. Dhiego Lima

Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel

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