Hardy (1-0-0) made his professional MMA debut at DWTNCS Episode 9, defeating Austen Lane by first round knockout. Hardy also competed three times as an amateur MMA fighter, with all of those wins coming by first round KO/TKO. Hardy spent many years competing in the National Football League (NFL), playing for the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys.
Gordon (3-0-0) is going to be making his DWTNCS debut in this fight and does so with an undefeated streak that has lasted over two years. Gordon has yet to see any of his professional MMA bouts go the distance, with all of the fighters wins coming by KO/TKO. Gordon last competed at Warfare MMA 17, defeating Marvin Skipper by second round TKO.
Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 17 takes place on Tuesday, August 7 from the TUF Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which is going to be streaming live on UFC Fight Pass.