Greg Hardy is set to compete against Jarjis Danho at UFC Singapore on October 26, UFC officials shared on Wednesday.
After winning two fights on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018, Hardy (5-1) later joined the UFC in January 2019. His debut with the promotion ended poorly after he was disqualified for an illegal knee in round two of his bout with Allen Crowder. After suffering the first defeat of his career, the controversial heavyweight returned in April to defeat Dmitry Smolyakov. Most recently, Hardy earned his second win of the year by stopping Juan Adams in just 45 seconds at UFC on ESPN 4 in July.
Although many fans had predicted that Hardy may see a step up in competition following his successive victories, the promotion has booked him against Jarjis Danho (5-1-1) who has not competed in over three years. Danho last fought to a majority draw with Christian Colombo at UFC Fight Night 93 in September 2016. The 35-year-old is without a win in the UFC after previously losing to Daniel Omielańczuk by technical majority decision in February 2016.
The main event of UFC Singapore will be a welterweight clash between Demian Maia and Ben Askren. The leadup to that bout has been noticeably different to that of many others in the UFC today. Maia and Askren expressed respect for each other during the press conference and Askren admitted that “this is like really the first time in my competitive career where I’ve actually had to worry about grappling.”
Following the press conference in Singapore on Tuesday, the promotion announced several other fights.
Beneil Dariush (16-4-1) returns to face Frank Camacho (21-7) in a lightweight bout. Ciryl Gané (4-0) looks to continue his winning streak when he faces Don’Tale Mayes (7-2) in a heavyweight contest. In the third heavyweight fight announced for the card, Sergei Pavlovich (13-1) will battle with Maurice Greene (8-3).
UFC Singapore on October 26 marks the second of three events to be held in Singapore in a multi-year partnership with Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Sports Hub.
You can view all of the officially announced fights for UFC Singapore below:
Fights announced for UFC Singapore
- Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren
- Michael Johnson vs. Stevie Ray
- Greg Hardy vs. Jarjis Danho
- Beneil Dariush vs. Frank Camacho
- Ciryl Gané vs. Don’Tale Mayes
- Sergei Pavlovich vs. Maurice Greene