10 Lightweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2023


George Hardwick

26 | 5’9″ | Middlesbrough, England | 11-1 | 7 finishes | 4 KO/TKOs, 3 Submissions | Combined Opponents’ Record: 68-27 | Best Win – Kyle Driscoll (13-3)

The last three years Hardwick has been on a roll. It’s a wonder why he’s not in a major promotion yet. He was with Bellator in 2020 and after going 1-1 he didn’t come back. Hardwick moved to Cage Warriors and is now their lightweight champion with one title defense. He’s won his last seven fights while putting on exciting performances.

No matter where the fight takes Hardwick he’s going to be comfortable. He’s all about the volume on the feet throwing slick combinations to the body and head. Surgical on the inside with his hands and elbows in the clinch he will chop the legs at distance. Hardwick can wrestle as well. He can get takedowns on the legs and from the upper body. His jiu-jitsu is slick. He smoothly takes the back and right away locks in the body triangle. As a pro, he’s really good at finding the neck of his opponent.


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