Riding the momentum of two first-round finish wins recently, Tai Tuivasa will fight Greg Hardy at UFC’s July 10th pay-per-view event, per a report from Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie.
The fight joins UFC 264, which does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
Tuivasa picked up the second victory of his ongoing win streak last month, defeating Harry Hunsucker within a minute with strikes. His previous win came against UFC veteran Stefan Struve, who he was able to stop in the fifth minute of action with punches.
Tuivasa’s recent wins have turned him around from a three-fight losing streak he took from 2018 to 2019.
Hardy will be returning after a late 2020 loss to Marcin Tybura. The fight saw Hardy get controlled on the ground, getting finished late in the second round with strikes.
Hardy had two wins earlier in the year prior to the finish loss.
UFC are currently looking to set up a trilogy bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in the headlining bout of UFC 264, per reports. Here is how the lineup looks currently.
Bout 5: Dustin Poirier (27-6) vs. Conor McGregor (22-5) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Gilbert Burns (19-4) vs. Stephen Thompson (16-4-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 3: Jennifer Maia (18-7-1) vs. Jessica Eye (15-9) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Omari Akhmedov (21-5-1) vs. Brad Tavares (18-6) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Tai Tuivasa (12-3) vs. Greg Hardy (7-3) (Heavyweight)