Sports Greg Hardy to fight ex-NFLer Austen Lane in pro MMA debut

22:01  13 may  2018
22:01  13 may  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Greg Hardy will make his pro mixed martial arts debut on an upcoming episode of the Contender Series. ← Ex -NFL Player Greg Hardy Will Make His Pro - MMA Debut In The UFC's Contender Series.

Hardy , 29, has booked a heavyweight fight on June 12, on the “Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series,” sources said. It will mark Hardy ’s professional MMA debut . Reports: Former NFL player Greg Hardy to make MMA pro debut in June.

Former defensive end Greg Hardy will make his professional MMA debut against another ex-NFL player.

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Hardy will battle former Jacksonville Jaguars fifth-round pick Austen Lane on June 12 in a heavyweight bout on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, as announced during the UFC 224 broadcast, via ESPN.

Hardy is 3-0 as an amateur fighter, including a 14-second knockout of Ryan Chester in February. All three of his amateur MMA victories have come via first-round knockout.

Lane, also a former defensive end who played for the Jaguars and Detroit Lions during his NFL career, is 4-0 as a professional MMA fighter.

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Greg Hardy will make his pro mixed martial arts debut on an upcoming episode of the Contender Series. After losing his only professional fight against former UFC and Bellator veteran Chase Gormley in 2012, Sayles would return to the sport five years later.

Sources: Ex - NFLer Hardy sets pro MMA debut . 16dBrett Okamoto. It will mark Hardy 's professional MMA debut . He has posted an amateur record of 3-0. The DWTNCS consists of a handful of live fights in Las Vegas.

However, he said the pair's pro football careers will have little impact on their upcoming bout.

"At the end of the day, when we go in the cage, we're just going to be two fighers," Lane said, via FloCombat.com. "I don't consider him former NFL player Greg Hardy, I consider him MMA fighter Greg Hardy and that's how I'm going to approach what he's bringing to the table."

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