Former NFLer Greg Hardy set for amateur MMA bout at 'LFA 33: Willis vs. Stewart'

Two undefeated welterweights have taken top billing on next month’s LFA 33 lineup, which also features NFC vet Greg Hardy’s third MMA bout.

Officials today announced former U.S. Marine Kyle Stewart (9-0) and Memphis native Jaleel Willis (8-0) will meet in the main event.

LFA takes place Feb. 16 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, and the main card airs on AXS TV.

In addition to the pro bouts, Hardy, a former Dallas Cowboy and Pro Bowler who’s 2-0 since moving to MMA, takes on heavyweight Ryan Chester (2-1 amateur) at the show.

Hardy, who’s expressed interest in competing for the UFC, has needed a little more than two minutes total to win his first two amateur bouts.

Headliner Stewart, meanwhile, has five stoppages in seven career wins since his 2015 pro debut. The 28-year-old recently followed up a LFA-debut submission win over Ty Freeman with a TKO victory over Jason Jackson at Dana White’s Contender Series 3 in July. Stewart didn’t get a UFC contract after Jackson’s ankle buckled after he ate a second-round punch, which forced an injury stoppage, but it did give the 170-pound prospect some solid exposure (via YouTube):

He now meets Willis, a 25-year-old who’s registered wins with organizations such as Bellator and WSOF since turning pro in 2014. He’s posted four knockouts and four decisions in eight career wins. Most recently, he edged Nolan Norwood on the scorecards at a June V3 Fights event in Tennessee.

In the LFA 33 co-headliner, former Legacy FC champion Damon Jackson (13-2-1), who’s 4-1 since his UFC release in 2016, returns to lightweight from featherweight for a fight in his hometown against Chris Pecero (14-7),

The LFA 33 card currently includes:

For more on LFA 33, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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