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"The Outlaw"

25-10-0

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

Pro 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

2012.09.29
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

2012.05.26
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

2011.08.14
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
#27 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

2011.03.26
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

2010.10.16
Odds: -175 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
#44 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#19 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

2010.03.27
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

2009.11.14
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

2009.06.13
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

2009.02.21
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

2008.10.18
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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