Report – Sinead Kavanagh vs. Janay Harding II booked for Bellator Dublin on February 24.

Sinead Kavanagh

A featherweight division rematch between one-time division title challenger, and the #3 ranked division contender, Sinead Kavanagh, and the #7 ranked challenger, Janay Harding has been added to a Bellator Dublin card on February 24. next – from The 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Initially sharing the cage back in October 2018 in Uncasville, Connecticut, veteran Dubliner, Kavanagh suffered a first round TKO loss after the bout was called off due to a cut.

Last time out, Kavanagh featured in a massive all-Ireland clash against grappling ace, Leah McCourt in the co-main event of Bellator 275 back in February, defeating the latter with an impressive unanimous decision victory.

As for Harding, the New Zealand native most recently suffered her second consecutive loss since a defeat to common-foe, McCourt, dropping a unanimous decision loss to Dayana Silva in April of this year. Severe MMA reporter, Andy Stevenson was first to report the news of Kavanagh’s rematch with Harding. 

“Per sources, Sinead Kavanagh and Janay Harding are set to rematch on Friday 24th February in Bellator’s return to Dublin,” Stevenson tweeted. 

8-5 as a professional, Inchicore fan-favorite, Kavanagh headlined Bellator 271 against undisputed featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg back in November of last year, suffering a first round knockout defeat in an unsuccessful title challenge. 

To go with her above-mentioned judging win over McCourt, the Straight Blast Gym staple has landed notable triumphs over the likes of Zarah Fairn dos Santos, Olga Rubin, and Katharina Lehner. 

6-6 as a professional from 12 outings, Christchurch native, Harding managed to land her first Bellator victory with her 2018 win over the aforenoted, Kavanagh – having debuted with a unanimous decision loss to Amber Leibrock. In two victories since, Harding has defeated both Marina Mokhnatkina, and Jessy Miele.


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