UFC on FUEL TV 5 live blog: Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah

The fifth fight of the night at UFC on FUEL TV 5 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England is Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah. This is a welterweight fight, meaning 170 pounds. This bout is scheduled for three, five-minute rounds. Hardy vs. Sadollah is also the co-main event of the night.

Round 1: the referee in charge of the action is Marc Goddard. Sadollah takes center right away as the crowd chants 'Hardy'. Nothing lands by either fighter through the first minute. Left hook partially lands for Hardy. And another and another. Sadollah lands short right hand over the top of Hardy's guard. Sadollah clinches with Hardy along the fence. Hardy reverses Sadollah and is pressing him into fence. Now they back out and Thai clinch exchanging knees. Sadollah attempts a late takedown, but Hardy whizzers to prevent it.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hardy

Round 2: Second frame opens with action right away. Both fighters throwing leg kicks and Hardy with overhand rights. Sadollah lands a short left and then another. Right hand from Hardy as he steps in and another to the body. Hardy with a hard right hand that snaps Sadollah's head back. Dan Hardy lands a pick up double leg takedown, but Sadollah stands and they clinch along the fence. Left hand snaps Hardy's head back as they break away. Hardy throwing huge punches, but missing most of them. Hardy times a punch from Sadollah and lands a double leg in the center of the cage. Hardy stands out of Sadollah's guard and lands several short elbows.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hardy

Round 3: Hardy attempts another double leg, but can't get it and presses Sadollah into the fence. Sadollah has double underhooks and trying to drag Hardy down, but can't get it. They separate. Hardy now doing the stalking. Big left hook followed by a double leg takedown. Hardy on top now battering Sadollah with elbows. Sadollah gets to his feet, but eats a big left and right hook. Round ends with Hardy pressing Sadollah into the fence.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hardy and the fight 30-27 Sadollah.

Dan Hardy def. Amir Sadollah by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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