In an event that saw no lack of action, viral women’s Mixed Martial Arts star Heather “The Heat” Hardy lost in her second appearance inside the cage, getting brutally stopped by flyweight Kristina Williams in the second round of a three round bout. The 35-year-old former undefeated boxer came into the contest riding a lot of hype. But it was Williams who emerged victorious.
Hardy was no doubt the favorite going into the fight. Her viral weigh-in videos had a lot of eyes fixated on her matches. But inside the Mixed Martial Arts cage, it takes a whole lot more than just good looks to get by. Hardy found out the hard way that a kick to the head is not something that she can take as easy as a punch with 12oz gloves.
Hardy and Williams threw down October 20th at Bellator 185 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Heather Hardy Loses In Her Second Mixed Martial Arts Bout
Hailed as the ‘next Ronda Rousey’, Hardy has all the tools to become a bonafide star in this sport. She has the beauty, the muscle, and the skill. But as she quickly discovered in just her second cage appearance, Mixed Martial Arts is a whole new world with head kicks.
Check out the footage below of Hardy taking a brutal shin bone right to the bridge of her nose.
It’s amazing she was able to remain standing after a blow like that. That’s one tough blonde. Shortly after however, Hardy was an absolute bloody mess and it was only a matter of time before the referee stopped the fight.
Hardy showcased incredible heart to keep fighting, but she and everyone watching must have known things were not looking good. The ringside physician officially called a halt to the contest at 2:00 minutes of round two.
Official Bellator 185 results include:
MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)
Gegard Mousasi def. Alexander Shlemenko via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Neiman Gracie def. Zak Bucia via submission (neck crank) – Round 2, 2:27
Kristina Williams def. Heather Hardy via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 2:00
Ryan Quinn def. Marcus Surin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lisa Blaine def. Ana Julaton via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (6:30 p.m. ET)
John Lopez def. Billy Giovanella via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Kevin Carrier def. Jose Perez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Vovka Clay def. Frank Sforza via submission (gulilotine choke) – Round 2, 1:17 – 150-pound catchweight
Don Shainis def. Matt Denning via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:50 – 150-pound catchweight
Jordan Young def. Alec Hooben via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:44 – 195-pound catchweight
Costello Van Steenis def. Steve Skrzat via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 2:52
Joaquin Buckley def. Vinicius de Jesus via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Pete Rogers def. Timothy Wheeler via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:37
Dean Hancock def. John Beneduce via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:38