Hardy deserves it so let him have it. Sadly for him his ground game isn't good enough and he'll get subbed around middle of round 2 after eating a boatload of punches, elbows and knees on ground first.
Both Penn and Alves got great striking but neither was able to use it against GSP. Both also have better TDD than Hardy and had no chance to prevent the takedowns from GSP. Also Im not even that convinced that Hardy's striking is as versatile as GSP's either, we might very well see him getting tagged a few times standing before he gets taken down.
"When I land that left hook, the fight will be over." -Paul Daley (He called it!)