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"The Outlaw"


Dan Hardy

Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy

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  • Name: Dan Hardy
  • Professional MMA Record: 25-10-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Outlaw
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1982.05.17
  • Last Fight: September 29, 2012 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Rough House
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $235,000 USD
  • Born: United Kingdom
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Nottingham, England
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Dan Hardy snuck up on the MMA world. Easily the most recognizable member of the growing Team Rough House gym in Nottingham, England, “The Outlaw” rose from relative obscurity only a few years ago to one of the most familiar ‘love him or hate him’ faces in the welterweight division.

Though he can be flashy in his appearance and tremendously cocky before a fight, Hardy is no fake. Known for his highly technical striking skills and knockout power, Hardy compiled a solid professional record before debuting for the UFC in 2008. After winning his UFC debut against Akihiro Gono, Hardy knocked out Rory Markham in the first round.

Hardy then deliberately instigated a memorable war of words with welterweight standout Marcus Davis before their fight in June of 2009, turning an otherwise run-of-the-mill affair into a cross-Atlantic rivalry and one of the most anticipated contests of the year. Hardy won that tilt by Split Decision, doing a number on Davis’s face in the process. Afterwards, Hardy credited his pre-fight psyche tactics with giving him an edge in the bout. Hardy's combination of bombast and skill in the Davis fight earned him a spot in a number one contender’s match with Mike Swick. Hardy seized his shot at the title by defeating Swick with technical boxing and well-timed hooks en route to a Unanimous Decision verdict.

Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, though, once again showed he was the class of the division, dominating Hardy in their March 2010 title affair. Although he was soundly outwrestled and nearly submitted on several occasions in that title fight, Hardy gained more fans than detractors with a gutsy performance, as well as an unexpected streak of humility before and after the bout.

Aware of Hardy's growing star power within his native England, the UFC next booked the mohawked competitor as the co-main event of their UFC 120 event in London against Carlos Condit. Hardy and Condit went toe-to-toe in over four minutes of memorable action until Condit knocked Hardy to the mat with a left hook just before Hardy connected with one of his own. Despite the knockout loss, Hardy's hometown fans remained firmly behind him during post-fight interviews.

Hardy has cleverly made himself a bankable commodity in the welterweight division with his unique look, exciting fighting style, brash persona, and knack for selling fights. Unfortunately, the loss to champ GSP marked the beginning of the worst losing streak of his professional career, as he has lost four fights in a row since earning the title shot. In a fight that could have been his last if he lost Hardy faced off against Duane Ludwig. He would punch his ticket to stay in the UFC with a 1st round KO over Ludwig for the Knockout of the Night. He would follow up with a Unanimous Decision over Amir Sadollah getting his career back on the winning path.

Hardy is now effectively retired from MMA after being diagnosed with Wolf-Parkinson-White-Syndrome. Because he has never had any symptoms from the abnormality, he was unaware of his "wolf's heart" until being tested in the state of California, one of the few states which test for his type of abnormality. 

In February 2014, it was announced that Dan Hardy would be a UFC Fight Night commentator. His first event being UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa. Currently Hardy is focusing on building his knowledge of other UFC weight divisions and learner more about fighters outside of his old weight class to better himself at his current occupation. Hardy has even said he is "looking to get to the level of Joe Rogan in a couple of years".

When Hardy isn't in the octagon or commentating he spends a lot of his time travelling to and from Las Vegas and England, sketching, and being involved in minor details with certain bands in the punk, hardcore and metal music scene. Hardy has even recorded a song with punk-rock band Cock Sparrer and used it as his entrance music.

Last updated 05.30.2014, 10:57 PM ET
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Dan Hardy Welterweight Ranking History

Dan Hardy MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Matt Brown UFC on FOX 7 2013.04.20
Reason: Hardy Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Amir Sadollah
Ref: Marc Goddard
UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: -230 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:51 Round 1 of 3
Duane Ludwig
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: -135 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $120,000 ($25K Base, $25K Bonus, $70K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
#28 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
UFC 146 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:16 Round 3 of 3, 14:16 Total
Chris Lytle
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: -115 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 ($25K Base, $65K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
#94 Greatest Fight of All Time
#83 Greatest Submission of All Time
#28 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
#19 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#16 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
UFC on Versus 5 Fight of the Night
UFC on Versus 5 Submission of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Anthony Johnson
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +155 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $25,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:27 Round 1 of 3
Carlos Condit
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: -175 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
#44 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#18 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#1 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
UFC 120 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Georges St. Pierre
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
UFC 111: St-Pierre vs Hardy
Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170
Odds: +450 Heavy Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Cock Sparrer feat. Dan Hardy - England Belongs to Me
#32 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Mike Swick
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
UFC 105: Couture vs Vera
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +223 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Cock Sparrer - England Belongs to Me
Cancelled Bout Dong Hyun Kim UFC 105 2009.11.14
Reason: Kim Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Marcus Davis
Ref: Marc Goddard
UFC 99: The Comeback
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +166 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Cock Sparrer - England Belongs to Me
#22 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:09 Round 1 of 3
Rory Markham
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: -109 Near Even | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Akihiro Gono
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 89: Bisping vs Leben
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +276 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows Daniel Weichel United Kingdom Regional 2008.05.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Chad Reiner Cage Warriors 2008.04.19
Win | Submission | Punches Manuel Garcia Cage Warriors 2007.12.08
Loss | Disqualificaton Yoshiyuki Yoshida Valkyrie 2007.12.01
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Hidetaka Monma Valkyrie 2007.09.08
Win | Decision | Unanimous Daizo Ishige Valkyrie 2007.05.27
Win | Submission | Choke Willy Ni Cage Warriors 2007.04.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Alexandre Izidro Cage Warriors 2006.12.09
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Danny Rushton Cage Warriors 2006.09.16
Loss | Decision David Baron 2H2H 2006.06.18
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Forrest Petz FightFest 2006.04.14
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Diego Gonzalez Cage Warriors 2006.03.25
Win | Decision | Split Matt Thorpe Cage Warriors 2005.11.26
No Contest Diego Gonzalez Cage Warriors 2005.10.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous Sami Berik Cage Warriors 2005.09.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Lautaro Arborelo Cage Warriors 2005.07.16
Win | Decision | Unanimous Alexandre Izidro King of the Cage 2005.06.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Stuart Barrs United Kingdom Regional 2005.06.18
Loss | Submission | Choke David Baron Cage Warriors 2005.05.21
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes Andy Walker Cage Warriors 2005.04.08
Win | Submission | Injury Lee Doski FC UK 1 2005.01.29
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes Aaron Barrow Cage Warriors 2004.12.18
Loss | Submission | Choke Pat Healy Absolute Fighting Championship 2004.10.30
Win | Submission | Punches Andy Melia Cage Warriors 2004.09.18
Win | Decision | Majority Paul Jenkins FCFN 2 2004.08.14
Loss | Submission | Choke Lee Doski Extreme Brawl UK 2004.06.06

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