Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy will make his UFC debut in January, according to UFC president Dana White.

Hardy (3-0) will face Allen Crowder (9-3) at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 19th in Brooklyn, New York. 

Contracts have not yet been signed, but White told ESPN that the heavyweight bout is close to being finalized.

He has won all three of his professional bouts by first-round knockout, which prompted the quick call-up.

The Jan. 19 UFC Fight Night will mark the first live event of a five-year deal between the UFC and ESPN. 

I’ll be watching. 

Should be an interesting night.