The past week has been quite a whirlwind for UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy. On Thursday, he got a new opponent in Sergey Spivak after Aleksei Oleinik withdrew from their UFC 270 bout. Two days later, Hardy himself pulled out of the fight because of a finger injury.
This week, however, is a bit more redeeming for “The Prince of War.” On Tuesday, the UFC announced the rebooking of Hardy vs. Spivak for UFC 272 on March 5th in Las Vegas.
The 26-year-old Spivak (13-3) was on a three-fight win streak before he ran into Tom Aspinall in September and lost via first-round TKO. The 33-year-old Hardy (7-4, 1 NC) is also entering the fight coming off a loss to Tai Tuivasa at UFC 264 in July, where he was knocked out in the first round.
UFC 272 will be headlined by a grudge match between former American Top Team training partners Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington.