Greg Hardy gets TKO win in first minute against Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN 4

Juan Adams really wanted a fight with Greg Hardy. 

Not only did he call out the former NFL All-Pro player, but he made sure to mention Hardy’s status as a convicted domestic abuser – charges were eventually dismissed – early and often in the run-up to their fight.   

But while the grudge angle between the two garnered more heat than anything else in the lead-up to UFC on ESPN 4, once they stepped into the cage, things went like nearly every other time Hardy has competed in mixed martial arts.

Hardy (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) made short work of Adams (5-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) on Saturday night in San Antonio, needing just 45 seconds to earn a TKO victory. The American Top Team fighter now has first-round knockouts in all five of his pro victories and all three amateur victories.

Hardy drilled Adams with a jab early, and Adams responded with a single-leg takedown attempt, which ended up with Adams on his hands and knees. Hardy rained down one uncontested right hand to the head after another until referee Dan Miragliotta waved things off.

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While Adams protested, he didn’t do so until after, in a daze, attempting a single on the referee after the bout was waved off, underscoring that the stoppage was in fact a good one. 

“Everybody wants to get me on the ground,” Hardy said. “For one, calling my name comes with consequences, for two, taking me down comes with consequences.”

Greg Hardy celebrates his win over Juan Adams. (Photo: Adam Hagy, USA TODAY Sports)

Hardy has now won two straight fights since his disqualification loss in his official UFC debut. Adams has now lost two in a row. 

The bout took place on the main card of UFC on ESPN 4 at AT&T Center in San Antonio. The event aired on ESPN.

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