Dan Hardy said he could not be denied fighting in front of his hometown fans at UFC on Fuel TV 5 in Nottingham, England, and he wasn't. read news >>
NOTTINGHAM, England - Dan Hardy certainly has shown some improvements to his game.
The British fighter, once regarded as a fairly one-dimensional striker, used a well-balanced attack and scored multiple takedowns to top Amir Sadollah.
The welterweight bout co-headlined Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 5 event at Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The fight aired on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook.
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Check out the full UFC on Fuel TV 5 post-fight press conference video with Stefan Struve, Dan Hardy, Dana White and others. read news >>
Dan Hardy spoke with Fuel TV following his UFC on Fuel TV 5 victory over Amir Sadollah on Saturday night in Nottingham, England. read news >>
Dan Hardy's UFC career was all but over following a recent four-fight losing skid.
But after nearly a year off, Hardy returned to his hometown and picked up a second consecutive victory when he topped fellow welterweight Amir Sadollah in Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 5 co-headliner.
Full fight video highlights are now available of the their bout.
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NOTTINGHAM, England - For British slugger Dan Hardy, fighting in front
of his hometown crowd was truly a dream
However, Hardy was focused on channeling the emotion of the moment into a
positive outcome rather than the disappointing result he suffered in
his most recent appearance in his native country.
"Sometimes if I let my emotions get the
best of me, technique goes out the window and I just want to see who's
got the best chin," Hardy said. "I didn't want to take that ri read news >>
Dan Hardy has the pressure of performing on his home turf on his shoulders on Saturday, but he's never lost in Nottingham, England, and he doesn't intend to start now. read news >>
With the hometown pressure weighing on the shoulders of Dan Hardy at UFC on Fuel TV 5, Amir Sadollah is looking forward to stepping in and throwing down with his British foe. read news >>
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As British slugger Dan Hardy prepares for his
September showdown with Amir Sadollah, it will be the
first time in two years he doesn't have to answer questions about
"getting back to winning ways."
Hardy, for one, is relieved to be done with both the four-fight losing streak and the line of questioning.
"It's quite nice, although I was getting pretty good at answering them
politically correctly," Hardy joked MMAjunkie.com.
"It was a tough couple years, but I feel like it's behind me n read news >>
STOCKHOLM – Fans expecting a slugfest instead got a technical and truly entertaining bout as Brad Pickett edged fellow ranked bantamweight Mike Easton. read news >>
Apparently fight fans aren't crazy about afternoon mixed martial arts.
This past weekend's overseas UFC on FUEL TV 5 event actually drew a larger audience for a replay (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) than the living airing (4 p.m. ET) on FUEL TV, MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with industry sources.
Together, the two broadcasts scored 251,000 viewers.
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