Greg Hardy wins second pro MMA fight in 17 seconds

Ruben Hill
August 9, 2018

Hardy would face undefeated Tebaris Gordon in the main event, potentially with a contract on the line.

After an entertaining back and forth early on, it would end up being Gilpin who found the D'Arce choke submission for the victory in the second round.

Featherweights continued the action in the following bout as Bobby Moffett took on Jacob Kilburn.

The difference? This time Hardy came out guns-blazing and needed just 17 seconds to improve his pro record to 2-0. The knockout was reminiscent of what Travis Browne did to Josh Barnett and Gabriel Gonzaga with those same elbow strikes in a pair of heavyweight fights.

It was an impressive win for the Dallas-based Nzechukwu and the fastest of his career.

Devonte Smith earned a brutal knockout in a lightweight matchup against previously undefeated prospect Joe Lowry. In each of Hardy's three previous amateur fights he also won by way of first round knock out.

Check out Hardy's most recent KO in the video embedded below. Most of these matchups appeared lopsided with the exception of Smith's fight against Lowry and he fared really well considering the level of competition.

Nzechukwu fills a big hole in the UFC's roster as they lack good, young light heavyweights and, at age 26, he has time to eventually become a contender in the division if he fights like he did on the show during his UFC tenure. Hardy still looks angry while Dana White looks incredibly pleased.

The fight, which took place on Tuesday, August 7 at the Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, represented Hardy's second win in the UFC. Unfortunately for Lowry, after taking some shots he wasn't liking he made a decision to swarm Smith as he went in for a takedown and got him against the cage.

The first two fights both ended in the exact same matter with dominant finishes from each of the fighters looking to impress the UFC matchmakers. It will be interesting to see what the promotion has in store for the former National Football League star the next time he enters the cage.

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