After his UFC debut went haywire with a disqualification loss because of an illegal knee, Hardy (3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will attempt to redeem himself at UFC on ESPN 3 when he meets Dmitrii Smoliakov (9-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) in a heavyweight affair.
ESPN.com reported the booking on Sunday night. It has not been announced by UFC officials.
UFC on ESPN 3 takes place April 27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The card is expected to air on ESPN following early prelims on ESPN+, though broadcast plans haven’t been finalized.