Hardy, 32, suffered the second knockout loss of his career, as Tuivasa of Sydney knocked him down with a left counter-hook just 67 seconds into their heavyweight bout at UFC 264 at Las Vegas Saturday night. The finish came after Hardy rocked Tuivasa with a right hand and aggressively stepped forward to finish. Tuivasa regained his footing and threw the perfect two-stroke counter to put Hardy on his back.
Hardy got off the shot and then started to turn away from the Tuivasa swarm. But the Aussie didn’t pick it up and landed several punches to end the fight.
Hardy, who began his professional mixed martial arts career in 2018, drops to 4-4 in the UFC.