Janay Harding is an Australian MMA fighter, who competes in the Featherweight division of Bellator.
Janay Harding was born on September 28, 1994, in New Zealand, but lived in Australia. She practiced Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Janay Harding made her professional MMA debut on April 17, 2014, at FightWorld Cup 17 versus Megan Anderson. She lost the fight by unanimous decision.
In May 2014, she took part at the Eternal MMA 5 event, facing Helen Malone. This time, Janay Harding won by TKO in Round 1.
On September 19, 2015, she won the fight versus Jess Doueihi at BFW 36 again by TKO in Round 1. A year later, she lost from Jessica-Rose Clark at the Eternal MMA 19 event by unanimous decision. In 2017, Janay Harding played 2 matches versus Arlene Blencowe (losing by KO in Round 1) and Ramona Pascual (winning by TKO in Round 2).
In 2018, Janay Harding signed with Bellator, where debuted on May 12 versus Amber Leibrock, losing by unanimous decision.
Despite the unsuccessful start, she faced Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 207 on October 12, 2018, and won by TKO in Round 1. In Bellator, she had 3 more fights, registering two wins – versus Marina Mokhnatkina and Jessy Miele, as well as one loss – from Amanda Bell.
Janay Harding has a personal MMA record of 6-5-0 (W-L-D).
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