Originally Posted by end it with a left
well if they dont want hardy to lose three straight they wont be giving him matt serra or chris lytle two guy with solid chins and are significantly more well rounded. He might beat serra if he doesn't get put to sleep again but lytle would be 2 much for hardy. Give him anthony johson
Well, I think Hardy's got enough power in his striking and clinch to have a surefire FOTN war with Lytle and his size at WW puts him in a pretty great position with both Serra or Lytle, however the difference between a potential loss to Alves and one to Lytle or Serra is that Alves cripples Hardy with aggressive legkicks and bullying clinchwork and makes him look foolish en route to a second round stoppage, whereas I think he either finishes both Lytle(who's never been KO'd but I think he's due if he goes any higher in skillset) or Serra(who's striking is OK, but his range and technique is pretty spotty, especially at WW) or decisions them, or at worst, loses a hard fought decision and isn't terribly exposed as not a top tier WW, as he definately would against Alves.