Wow…After such a red hot performance in New York, boxing standout Heather Hardy has a bright future in MMA…
There’s been a lot of talk about how well boxers would do in MMA lately. Well, at Bellator 180 in New York City last night, we saw a boxing pro absolutely dominate in her MMA debut. Heather Hardy is red hot right now for many reasons.
Not only is she an absolute stunner in terms of looks, she has hands like sledge hammers. As a boxer, ‘The Heat’ is undefeated at 20-0 (1 NC). She’s won international boxing titles in three weight classes, and last night embarked on a new career path.
Needless to say, there were many eyeballs watching after her weigh-ins outfit went viral.
Heather Hardy vs. Alice Yauger
Coming out looking to impress, Hardy absolutely dominated her opponent. The end of the fight was as grizzly and brutal as could be. Bloodied, battered and completely beaten, Yauger was saved by Big John McCarthy before round one ended.
With a first round finish now under her belt, the MMA future is very bright for Hardy. Watch as she dismantles Yauger:
Bellator 180 NYC Full Results List
Elsewhere on the card, Fedor Emelianenko was knocked out by Matt Mitrione after a double knockdown. Aaron Pico and Michael Chandler lost to Zach Freeman and Brent Primus respectively in huge upsets.
Check out the full list of results below:
Bellator 180 NYC Main Card
Chael Sonnen def. Wanderlei Silva, unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Neiman Gracie def. Dave Marfone, submission (Round 2, 2:27)
Matt Mitrione def. Fedor Emelianenko, knockout (Round 1, 1:14)
Brent Primus def. Michael Chandler, TKO (Round 1, 2:22)
Zach Freeman def. Aaron Pico, submission (Round 1, 0:24)
Douglas Lima def. Lorenz Larkin, unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)
Bellator 180 on Spike TV
Ryan Bader def. Phil Davis, split decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46)
James Gallagher def. Chinzo Machida, submission (Round 1, 2:22)
Heather Hardy def. Alice Yauger, TKO (Round 1, 4:47)
Hardy is in Love
“I think I just fell in love,” Hardy told reporters following her win over Alice Yauger. “I just worked so hard, and now I can say I did it too. A lot of people said I couldn’t do it or I wouldn’t do it. And I did.”
“I’ll never leave boxing,” Hardy said. “There are girls I still want to fight in boxing. It’s not something I plan on walking away from. … I can’t wait to practice some new stuff. I’m learning.”
“(I want to be) as active as I can be,” Hardy said. “I want to take the fights that makes sense, the fights maybe people want to see, fights people want to see me fight. I’m open to talk, whether it’s boxing or MMA. Let’s do whatever makes sense. I like to fight.”
“That would be so disrespectful for me at 1-0 in MMA to talk about fighting for a title,” Hardy said. “Even in boxing I don’t run around saying I deserve anything. When the organization thinks I’m ready, that’s when we go.”