Greg Hardy vs. Tai Tuivasa Set For UFC 264

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Tai Tuivasa, UFC 254 Weigh-In Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

A pair of the UFC’s hardest-hitting heavyweight knockout artists will collide in July.

On Tuesday, Greg Hardy posted on Instagram that he had a fight booked for July 10 and hinted at a fight with “Australia’s favorite son.” Well, it’s official, as he will fight Tai Tuivasa at UFC 264. Both fighters would confirm the news on their social media.

Tuivasa (11-3) is coming off a 49 second TKO of Harry Hunsucker that took place less than three weeks ago at UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs. Holland. The win against Hunsucker would be his second in a row after getting back in the win column against Stefan Struve last year at UFC 254 on ‘Fight Island.’ Tuivasa previously was on the first losing streak of his career.

Hardy (7-3-1) was asking for “Bam Bam” and got him. Hardy had his two-fight win streak snapped on the last UFC fight card of 2020. He got finished for the first time in his career by Marcin Tybura. The former NFL defensive lineman was looking to go 3-0 in 2020 with wins over Yorgan De Castro and Maurice Greene.

No location, venue, or broadcast plan has been reported for the UFC 264.

As of now, the only other fights reported for this card are:

  • Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Tourpia
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson
  • Jessica Eye vs. Jennifer Maia
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares
  • Greg Hardy vs. Tai Tuivasa