Heather Hardy just won via TKO at the end of the third round in her debut in MMA at bellator 180 at Madison Square Garden against Alice Yauger.
It was a pretty close fight, and was mostly stand-up, which I had hoped it would be, since Hardy is a professional boxer with a record of 20-0, and I wanted to see how she would do at stand up in MMA and hopefully showcase her strengths, which she did. She looked pretty comfortable in the Octagon.
Hardy received a nice gash above her eye with just over a minute left in the third round, and thankfully there was no doctor stoppage, and they had one last clash which ended with Big John McCarthy stopping the fight, for unanswered punches.
Very nice debut for Heather ‘The Heat’ to begin her MMA career.