Greg Hardy’s heavyweight fight with Sergey Spivak is still a go — but not on its original date.
UFC officials announced Tuesday that Hardy (7-4, 1NC) would face Spivak (13-3) as part of March’s UFC 272 card. The bout had originally been set for this Saturday, at UFC 270 in Anaheim.
Last week, Hardy himself announced that he was off the UFC 270 card due to an injury to his finger. The news came shortly after Spivak had agreed to step in, replacing Aleksei Oleinik.
Hardy has lost his past two trips to the octagon, resulting in the first two-fight skid of his fighting career. The former NFL star was finished in both of those fights, against Marcin Tybura and most recently Tai Tuivasa.
Spivak will also enter March’s UFC 272 off a loss, in his case against Tom Aspinall back in September.
UFC 272 is expected to take place on March 5, 2022 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a non-title fight between Jorge Masivdal and Colby Covington, with a bout featuring Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz in the works.
The originally planned title fights for the March PPV, featuring Alexander Volkanovski vs.
Max Holloway The Korean Zombie and Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2, have been moved to UFC 273 in April.