Hardy (21-0 in boxing and 1-0 MMA) won her first professional MMA fight at Bellator 180 defeating Alice Yauger via TKO in round three. She will be returning under the Bellator lights once again at Bellator 185 on October 20, 2017, at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut. It was announced that she will face Kristina Williams in her sophomore fight.
Hardy plans to compete in both MMA and boxing and assures everyone that she has not let her boxing training lack, but is adding to her regimen. Hardy said, “I am absolutely in love with MMA and is happy that the exposure for women in combat sports overall is growing.”
Williams will be making her pro debut after going 3-0 as an amateur.