According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, Greg Hardy's next octagon appearance is already penciled in.
On July 20th at UFC Fight Night San Antonio, Greg Hardy is set to take on Juan Adams in what could prove to be his first grudge match yet. As of right now, Okamoto reports that while no contract has been signed, both sides have already agreed to the bout. Like Hardy, Adams (5-1) is also relatively new to the octagon but he's been targeting this particular fight consistently as of late.
Whether it be tweeting #F**kGregHardy or dismissing his upcoming foe as a "clown," Adams has been pushing for this opportunity and now gets the chance to validate his trash talk. Most recently, Adams dropped a decision to Arjan Singh Bhullar earlier this month but before that, he scored a 3rd round TKO over Chris de la Rocha. All five of his victories have come via stoppage but this is obviously the biggest fight of his young career thus far.
As for Hardy (4-1), he's fresh off of a pivotal win at UFC Fight Night Fort Lauderdale. After losing his octagon debut via disqualification, many continued to question Hardy's place on the UFC roster but against Dmitry Smolyakov, he impressed with a dominant 1st round victory. In 2015, Hardy was famously exiled from the NFL due to issues involving drug possession and domestic violence, with Adams specifically referencing the latter in his hunt for this fight.
UFC Fight Night San Antonio takes place on July 20th and the main card airs on ESPN. The full card is as follows:
Irene Aldana vs. Raquel Pennington
Walt Harris vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Liz Carmouche vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Ben Rothwell vs. Andrei Arlovski
Alex Caceres vs. Steven Peterson
Klidson Abreu vs. Sam Alvey
Mario Bautista vs. Jin Soo Son
Felipe Colares vs. Domingo Pilarte