Hardy is trying to shake off a tough but competitive loss to Alexander Volkov in his last bout at UFC on ESPN+ 21 in November. He fought a whopping five times in the year, going 2-2-0 with one no-contest, but some carelessness cost him some precious wins.
A little teaser of the new music dropping 2020 is gonna be a movie guys. So enjoy Christmas (don’t forget to spread some love) turn up on New Years (be safe) and come ready for the greatest show on earth in the new… https://t.co/y4mHiyEUco
— Greg “The Prince of War” Hardy (@GregHardyJr) December 25, 2019
Fans will remember having his win over Ben Solsoli at UFC on ESPN 6 in October overturned after using an inhaler between rounds and the illegal knee that disqualified him against Allen Crowde at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in January.
Like Hardy, de Castro is a Dana White Contender Series up-and-comer, who starched Justin Tafa in his debut at UFC 243 in October.
The undefeated Cape Verdan has five finishes in his six victories and although he will be giving up height in the bout, is no stranger to fighting taller opponents.
There we go 🔥I’m a big believer that great moments are born from great opportunities👌🏿March 28 Columbus Ohio the fight that the fans want and the fight that I asked for🙏🏿 big thanks to @ufc @danawhite @mickmaynard2 and @aliabdelaziz000 for make this happen 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿 pic.twitter.com/0LhbSg95OP
— Yorgan Decastro (@DecastroYorgan) December 28, 2019
UFC on ESPN 8 is scheduled for Mar. 28 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Current bouts include:
Francis Ngannou (14-3-0) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-0-0)
Greg Hardy (5-2-0) vs. Yorgan de Castro (6-0-0)
Raphael Assuncao (27-7-0) vs. Cody Garbrandt (11-3-0)
Tecia Torres (10-5-0) vs. Mizuki Inoue (14-5-0, 1NC)
Sam Alvey (33-13-0, 1NC) vs. Khalil Rountree (8-4-0, 1NC)
Louis Smolka (16-6-0) vs. Davey Grant (11-4-0)