UFC free fight: Serghei Spivac mauls Greg Hardy in quick first-round TKO

Serghei Spivac made sure to bounce back from defeat in an impressive fashion.

The Moldovan fighter made quick work of former NFL standout Greg Hardy back at UFC 272 in March 2022. Spivac took down Hardy early in the first round and then went on to achieve mount. From there, “Polar Bear” began to land big shots, forcing the referee to stop the bout.

It was Spivac’s first fight back since suffering a first-round TKO loss to Tom Aspinall.

You can watch Spivac’s dominant win in the video above.


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Spivac returns to the cage this Saturday, as he takes on veteran Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC Fight Night 218. This is the second time the two have been scheduled to fight, as they were previously booked for November. However, on the day of the fight, Lewis withdrew from the matchup due to illness.

Spivac (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is on a two-fight winning streak, having Augusto Sakai in August following his win over Hardy. He’s also 5-1 in his past six outings.

Lewis (26-10 MMA, 17-8 UFC) is looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. He was stopped by Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 277 in July and then knocked out by Tai Tuivasa last February.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie