British striker Dan Hardy will face either Martin Kampmann or Carlos Condit at UFC 120. The card will take place Oct. 16 at the O2 Arena in London. ESPN.co.uk reported the two possible match ups.
Prior to his defeat at the hands of champion Georges St. Pierre, Hardy had won four-straight fights under the UFC banner. In his debut, he defeated dangerous Japanese fighter Akihiro Gono. He returned to defeat Rory Markham, Marcus Davis and Mike Swick. Hardy will be looking to get back on track and earn another shot at the title.
Condit came to the UFC after dominating the field in the WEC. Things got off to a rocky start in the world’s biggest promotion as Kampmann took a split decision victory over him. However, in his last two performances, Condit has been able to show that he belongs. In both his fight with Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald he was losing the fight, but he was able to come back and score a victory.
Kampmann was supposed to face Mike Swick with a shot at the UFC welterweight title on the line. However, Swick pulled out of the fight and Kampmann instead faced Paul Daley. Hardy’s teammate shocked the world and stopped Kampmann early in the first round. Kampmann has gotten his career back on track with victories over Jacob Volkmann and Paulo Thiago.
UFC 120 will take place in conjunction with a UFC Fan Expo.