For the second time in a fortnight- Dan Hardy left a top class international opponent on the deck with a sore head, after pounding his way to victory over Daniel Weichel.
The German showed he is back to his best with an aggressive first round display- but against Dan Hardy- the best Europe has to offer probably isn’t good enough anymore. Early on, the jiu jitsu specialist looked to have secured a winning position- a rear naked choke with both hooks in. Hardy bridged his way out- but Weichel continued to make the running. Although he was under constant pressure- the Rough House fighter never appeared worried. His confidence was justified when he managed to get back to his feet at the close of the first.
Fighting Dan Hardy is like playing Man United. If you get a chance- you’ve got to take it, because they have the fire power to make you pay. The second started with some stinging kicks. The fight hit the canvas again- but this time it was Hardy bossing the action. Once the jackhammer left elbows started landing- it was only a matter of time before the fight was stopped.