Greg Hardy's UFC Opponent Says He's Gonna Win For Rachael Ostovich

Ruben Hill
December 6, 2018

Hardy, who recently transitioned to mixed martial arts when his National Football League career ended in 2015, will make his official UFC debut on the organization's television debut with ESPN+ on January 19, though some sections of the MMA media have questioned the UFC's wisdom in booking Hardy to compete on the same card as Rachael Ostovich, who faces Paige VanZant at the same event. The card does not yet have a headliner and will be the first event to be broadcast on ESPN as part of the $1.5 billion rights package that was signed between the promotion and broadcaster in May.

Hardy has six fights under his belt - three amateur, three pro - and all ended in first-round knockout victories for Hardy.

His opponent, Allen Crowder, has not fought since last December.

Signing Hardy was controversial for White. He will share the fight card with Rachael Ostovich, who was the victim of domestic violence! Ostovich, who is set to fight Paige VanZant on the card, was briefly rumored to be off the card as the result of the injuries she sustained in her attack, but has chose to stay on the card to send a message of solidarity and strength to her fellow survivors.

Former Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy, who has been convicted of domestic violence, will fight on the same UFC card which will feature Rachael Ostovich, who herself was the victim of a similar incident last month. But the UFC chose to seal the deal on his quick call-up and pull him from that event so he could make his big debut. With his debut fight now scheduled for UFC's debut on ESPN+, he'll be sharing a card with Rachael Ostovich, who is fighting Paige VanZant in a women's flyweight bout.

Some critics are upset with the UFC - claiming the organization is tone deaf putting Hardy and Ostovich on the same card because of Hardy's past domestic violence issues.

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