Hasim Raman Jr. will face an ex-UFC fighter in a boxing match this weekend.
Promotional officials announced on Tuesday that due to Vitor Belfort’s withdrawal, Rahman will now face Greg Hardy at Saturday’s Misfits Boxing event at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. The card will stream on DAZN.
Belfort was forced out of the matchup due to undisclosed reasons, MMA Fighting confirmed on Monday.
Hardy competed 10 times in the UFC and compiled an octagon record of 4-5, 1 NC. The former NFL defensive standout’s UFC run ended following three straight stoppage losses to Marcin Tybura, Tai Tuivasa, and Sergey Spivak. Hardy, a 34-year old made his debut boxing at Black Sheep Boxing in October. He defeated Mike Hook by knockout in round 2.
Rahman will look to bounce back from his first pro boxing loss to Kenzie Morrison — the son of Tommy Morrison — in April. The 31-year-old was slated to face Jake Paul in August at Madison Square Garden before weight cutting issues for Rahman forced the cancellation of the bout and the event.