Welterweights Dan Hardy and Anthony Johnson have verbally agreed to square off in March, MMA Fighting has learned from sources close to the fight.
The front-runner event to host the bout is Ultimate Fight Night 24 on March 30. Although not officially announced by the organization, that card is expected to take place in Seattle, Wash. The UFC is also expected to hold events on March 3 and March 19.
Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy (23-8)
Loss Carlos Condit - KO (Punch) UFC 120
Loss Georges St. Pierre - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 111
Win Mike Swick - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 105
Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (8-3)
Loss Josh Koscheck - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) UFC 106
Win Yoshiyuki Yoshida - TKO (Punches) UFC 104
Win Luigi Fioravanti - TKO (Punches) UFC FN 17