The bout will see Hardy competing in his home country for the first time in two years. The 30-year-old’s last fight on English soil saw him beaten by Carlos Condit in October 2010.
The event takes place on September 29 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham. Hardy v Sadollah likely will be part of the main card.
Hardy recently saved his UFC job and snapped a four-fight losing streak with a “Knockout of the Night” performance against Duane Ludwig at UFC 146.
He had a nine-month layoff prior to the fight to regroup after consecutive losses to Georges St-Pierre (in a title fight), Condit, Anthony Johnson and Chris Lytle. Against Ludwig, Hardy picked up his first win in two-and-a-half years.
Sadollah, “The Ultimate Fighter 7” winner, fights for the 10th time professionally and the 10th time under the UFC banner. Following a narrow split-decision win over Jorge Lopez at UFC on FUEL TV 3, he now looks for his fourth victory in his past five fights. The defeat came via decision to Ludwig.
The latest UFC: Nottingham card includes:
Stipe Miocic v Stefan Struve
Yves Jabouin v Brad Pickett
Dan Hardy v Amir Sadollah
Duane “Bang” Ludwig v Che Mills
Akira Corassani v Andy Ogle
Paul Sass v Matt Wiman
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