Greg Hardy’s inhaler use may have landed him a no-contest result after his fight with Ben Sosoli, but it looks like he’ll be getting a chance at redemption in just a couple of weeks at UFC Moscow.
Hardy, who was initially declared the winner over Sosoli at last week’s UFC Boston, caused an uproar by using a prescribed inhaler for what he reports as exercise-induced asthma in between rounds. Hardy had confirmed with an official that the inhaler would be ok for use inside the Octagon, but the judges ultimately decided otherwise.
However, Hardy’s luck seems to now be changing for the better, while Junior dos Santos’ is changing for the worse. Dos Santos was originally slated to fight Alexander Volkov in the main event at UFC Moscow, but yesterday, it was revealed that dos Santos was hospitalized with a serious bacterial infection in his leg, taking him out of the November 9 fight. Hardy will now take Santos’ place, and the fight will be moved to the co-main event, according to MMA Fighting.
Hardy, a former NFL player who was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in 2014, had won his last two fights prior to the no-contest ruling. Volkov had a six-fight winning streak before Derrick Lewis broke it last October, and as a highly experienced fighter, it will be interesting to see if he’ll come out ahead of Hardy or if Hardy will get the win he thought he had last weekend.
UFC Moscow will take place on November 9 of this year.