Janay Harding victorious in international debut

Janay Harding secured a win in what was her first international bout last week, defeating Ramona Pascual at E-1 World Championship.

The card took place at the KITEC Star Hall in Hong Kong on Wednesday, 31 May.

The 23-year-old, who was representing Tiger Muay Thai on the event secured the win with ground-and-pound in the second round against her Filipino opponent. The win halted a two-fight losing streak for the New Zealand born Harding who moves her professional record to 3-3. Her three losses have come to the likes of Jessica Rose-Clark, Megan Anderson and Arlene Blencowe.

In a K-1 bout on the card, Australia’s Josh Tonna took home the WMC 61kg title belt defeating Hong Kong based Kenneth Lee.

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Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Danielson in Karate Kid back in 1987. When the sport of MMA arrived it was a natural progression and I quickly discovered that the only mention of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of kicking the winning goal for Brisbane Roar, flying a jet plane, racing a F1 car and hiking the Swiss Alps. My family is numero uno.