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Bellator 194: Heather Hardy meets Ana Julaton

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Bellator MMA confirmed on Jan. 19 that American Heather Hardy (1-1-0) will meet Filipina Ana Julaton (2-3-0) in a flyweight bout at February’s Bellator 194 event in Uncasville, Conn.

The 35-year-old charismatic “Heat” owns a perfect 20-0-0 boxing record with four knockouts as the reigning WBC female super bantamweight champion. She split her first two MMA bouts, but carries a significant fan following.

Hardy will be facing a fellow boxing colleague in Julaton, who is 37 and a three-time world boxing champion.

Julaton started competing in Asia’s ONE Championship apporoximately four years ago. She is looking to end a two-fight losing skid with a victory at over Hardy.

Bellator 194 is scheduled for February 16 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The current lineup includes:

Matt Mitrione (12-5-0) vs. Roy Nelson (23-12-0) (Grand Prix Tournament matchup)

Derek Campos (19-6-0) vs. Patrick Friere (18-8-0)

Heather Hardy (1-1-0) vs. Ana Julaton (2-3-0)

Nicholas Giubbetti (0-0-0) vs. Ross Richardson (0-0-0)

Dean Hancock (3-1-0) vs. Marcus Surin (4-1-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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