Kristina Williams put on an MMA clinic against the heavily favored and former boxer Heather Hardy, leaving the unbeaten pro boxer a bloody mess with a thrashed nose in the second round.
Kristina Williams appears to have shattered Heather Hardy’s face with a kick to the face. Doctor stops it mid-way through the second. Hardy’s nose bleeding profusely. Gruesome stuff. Not the result Bellator wanted.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 21, 2017
Williams (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) got a TKO when the cageside doctor shut down the fight at the 2:00 mark of the second. A shin to the face left Hardy gushing blood worse than she was before the kick, and Williams had a big upset in her pro MMA debut.
Mad props to Heather Hardy for taking one of the biggest head kicks I've ever seen and not even going down. #Bellator185
— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) October 21, 2017
The women’s flyweight bout was part of the main card of Bellator 185, which took place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card aired on Spike.
Hardy came out slugging with kicks and punches. But 40 seconds in, Williams answered back and rocked hardy along the fence. Williams tried to work kicks and landed to the body.
Kristina Williams should grab some attention after that performance … and Heather Hardy, wow. One sided loss but what heart.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 21, 2017
Midway through, when Hardy tried to grab some momentum, Williams took it right back with a barrage of elbows to the head. Not long after, they continued to swing and kick for the fences, and Williams landed a kick to the face. Hardy was bleeding from the mouth and nose when she went back to her corner after the first and knew she was in a fight again.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) October 21, 2017
Thirty seconds later, Williams landed a shin right to Hardy’s nose and wobbled her in a major way. The blood started gushing enough that teh doctor was called in and it took him no time at all to shut the fight down.
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