A heavyweight bout between Greg Hardy and Dmitrii Smoliakov served as the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Fort Lauderdale event.
The former Dallas Cowboy, Hardy (3-1 MMA) enters tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a DQ loss to Allen Crowder in his most recent effort.
Prior to the setback, Hardy had showcased some incredible knockout power during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
Meanwhile, Dmitrii Smoliakov will enter tonight’s UFC Fort Lauderdale co-main event sporting a professional record of 9-2.
Round one begins and Greg Hardy is looking to land that big right hand early. Smoliakov is looking to wrestle but Hardy is being smart about keeping his distance. Greg Hardy comes forward and lands a right hand followed by an uppercut. Smoliakov hits the canvas and Hardy is right behind him. The former NFL player begins unloading ground and pound. Big punches and elbows from Hardy now. Another massive elbow and Smoliakov is out cold. What a big win for Hardy. Wow!
Official UFC Fort Lauderdale Result: Greg Hardy def. Dmitri Smoliakov via KO at 2:15 of Round 1