Greg Hardy removed from UFC Singapore card
Hardy was originally scheduled to face Jarjis Danho on October 26th. But the Syrian, who had been out of action since 2016, has pulled out with an injury.
Instead of keeping Hardy on the Singapore card the promotion has opted to find him a fight on a different date. He will be facing newcomer Ben Sosoli at UFC Boston on October 18th.
Hardy is a former NFL star who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. He was suspended by the league after assaulting an ex girlfriend but avoided criminal charges by coming to an out of court settlement with the alleged victim.
Hardy has also been arrested for drug possession and there was some speculation about whether he would be allowed to enter Singapore. There are currently eight fights confirmed for the October 26th card.
As previously announced Ben Askren will face Demian Maia in the main event of UFC Fight Night 162. The American is a former ONE Championship welterweight champion and has fought in the Singapore Indoor Stadium several times.
UFC on ESPN+ 15 took place in Shenzhen last month while UFC 242 was held in Abu Dhabi a couple of weeks ago. There is also an event set for Busan on December 21st meaning that the promotion has two cards booked in Asia between now and the end of the year.