Melbourne based Ben Sosoli will fight Greg Hardy at UFC Boston, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.
Breaking: Greg Hardy's next fight in the UFC will take place on Oct. 18 in Boston, rather than Oct. 26 in Singapore as originally planned. His initial opponent, Jarjis Danho, pulled out. New opponent is Contender Series alum Ben Sosoli.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 20, 2019
The card takes place on October 19 (AEST).
Sosoli is 7-2 with one no-contest. The Aussie recently fought on Dana White’s Contender Series, but the fight was cut short after an accidental eye poke. He also fought on The Ultimate Fighter 28 but lost to the eventual winner in the first round.
Dana White said he would have Sosoli compete on the upcoming ‘Looking for a Fight’ card in Hawaii, but he will now go straight into the UFC.
Greg Hardy is a former professional NFL player who transitioned to mixed martial arts mid-way through last year. His involvement with the promotion has been extremely controversial because his history of domestic violence.
FNA will announce more details as they become known.