Greg Hardy outworks Yorgan De Castro to get decision

Derrick Santistevan

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Greg Hardy beat Yorgan De Castro in a heavyweight battle on the main card of UFC 249.

Greg Hardy beat De Castro by means of consentaneous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), at UFC 249 on Saturday, May 9, 2020, live from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Thank god for not having the crowd. Shoutout to DC, I heard him telling me to check him, so I started trying to check him and game-changer,” stated Hardy.

Round 1

The first round got underway with a touch of thegloves De Castro landed a counter after Hardy landed a leg kick. Both fighters opened the first 30 seconds by tossing huge power punches however neither landed a tidy punch to the button. The speed right away decreased after a quickstart The 2 fighters traded leg kicks, with each looking to land a counter. Hardy landed a leg kick however De Castro landed a strong counter. De Castro continued to land low legkicks Hardy landed a set of left hands and a high kick.

FanSided scored it: De Castro 10 -9

Round 2

De Castro continued to attack the lead leg ofHardy In between rounds, video cameras revealed that Hardy’s leg had actually begun swelling. Hardy’s leg restricted his capability to step forward. De Castro patiently waited, looking to land another leg kick. Hardy landed a set of within leg kicks and after that landed an outside leg kick. De Castro did essentially absolutely nothing for the majority of the secondround Hardy continued to step forward and took the round.

FanSided scored it: Hardy 10 -9

Round 3

Hardy lacked his corner and landed a big right-hand man. De Castro returned and began assaulting once again, landing a low kick. Hardy buckled De Castro’s leg with a leg kick. The 2 fighters traded legkicks Hardy continued to step forward however De Castro landed an excellent counter. After a slip by De Castro, Hardy got De Castro’s leg and began punching him in the leg. With De Castro on his back, Hardy kicked De Castro’s legs. Referee Herb Dean alerted Hardy to be active or he would stand DeCastro Hardy reversed and informed Dean to stand him up. The round ended with both fighters tossing and circling around however having a hard time to link.

FanSided scored it: 10 -9 Hardy

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UFC was required to cancel a number of cards and reschedule several occasions. UFC 249 was expected to happen on April18 3 weeks later on the event took location in Jacksonville, Florida, the 3rd various host city for the event.

Hardy and De Castro were initially arranged to battle on March 28 on a card that was expected to be headlined by Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. With the card canceled both heavyweight battles were moved to the UFC 249 card.

Neither Hardy or De Castro both gone into Saturday’s battle outside of the UFC’s top 15 heavyweight rankings. Both fighters got in UFC 249 looking for the greatest win of their professions. With the world starved for sports, UFC 249 might represent among the greatest cards the UFC has actually ever produced.

Given that starting his combating profession after his NFL profession, Hardy has actually had an up and down. After beginning his profession 3-0, Hardy made his UFC debut and was disqualified in his first battle on Jan. 19,2019 Hardy would combat 5 times in 2019, winning his next 2 battles by first-round knockout. In his 6th profession battle, Hardy beat Ben Sosoli by consentaneous decision however that battle was reversed to a no-contest after Hardy utilized his inhaler throughout the battle. Just 3 weeks after his battle versus Sosoli, Hardy took a trip to Russia to battle Alexander Volkov. The battle was the greatest action up in competition for Hardy given that he started his UFC profession. Volkov won by decision, dropping Hardy’s profession record to 5-2, with one no-contest.

De Castro made his UFC debut at UFC 243 on Oct. 5,2019 In the first round, De Castro knocked out Justin Tafa. The success enhanced De Castro’s profession record to 6-0, with 5 knockouts, consisting of 4 in the first round.

UFC 249 took put on May 9, 2020, live from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Follow together with FanSided Mixed Martial Arts for all your UFC news and highlights

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