After losing his UFC debut, Greg Hardy returned to action with an impressive performance against Dmitrii Smoliakov in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 8 in Sunrise, Florida. Hardy needed just over two minutes to dispose of his opponent with a dominant TKO victory in Round 1.
Hardy showed patience in the opening moments of the fight, before landing a heavy shot that put his opponent in danger.
From there, Hardy picked up his output and was able demolish Smoliakov with some heavy ground-and-pound before the referee had to intervene and stop the fight.
Here are the highlights.
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If you missed out on Saturday’s action, we have you covered. The full results from UFC on ESPN+ 8 can be seen below.
UFC on ESPN+ 8 Results
- Greg Hardy def. Dmitrii Smoliakov via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:15
- Mike Perry def. Alex Oliveira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Glover Teixeira def. Ion Cutelaba via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 2, 3:37
- Corey Sandhagen def. John Lineker via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Roosevelt Roberts def. Thomas Gifford via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Takashi Sato def. Ben Saunders via TKO (punch and elbows) – Round 2, 1:18
- Augusto Sakai def. Andrei Arlovski via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Carla Esparza def. Virna Jandiroba via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Gilbert Burns def. Mike Davis via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:15
- Jim Miller def. Jason Gonzalez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:12
- Angela Hill def. Jodie Esquibel via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Dhiego Lima def. Court McGee via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)