Janay Harding previews her Bellator 259 fight against Leah McCourt

Janay Harding is just a few weeks away from stepping back inside of the Bellator cage.

On May 21 at Bellator 259, Harding will face Leah McCourt in battle between two of the promotions top featherweight contenders as the two come into fight ranked at No. 6 and No. 7 according to the official Bellator MMA rankings.

Harding (6-4) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Jessy Miele at Bellator 251. Right now Harding is starting to come into her stride as she’s now won three of her past four contest.

Janay Harding
<em><strong>Janay Harding poses for a photo prior to a Bellator fight Photo credit to Janay Hardings Tapology page<strong><em>

Since defeating Miele, Harding knew McCourt was likely going to be her next opponent. In fact, the promotion has been trying to book the two for a fight throughout 2021. Now the two finally have a set date.

Prior to the fight, Harding spoke to MyMMANews about her Bellator 259 matchup, training camp for the fight, the Bellator ranking system and her post-fight meal plans. You can watch her full interview in the video above.

A current list of fights announced for Bellator 259 are listed below:
Cris Cyborg (C) vs. Leslie Smith – for women’s featherweight title
Fabian Edwards vs. Austin Vanderford
Brett Johns vs. Matheus Mattos
Hannah Guy vs. Valerie Loureda
Alfie Davis vs. Alexander Shabliy
Tyree Fortune vs. Grant Neal
Christian Edwards vs. Ben Parrish
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Adam Piccolotti
Nate Andrews vs. Saad Awad
Sean Felton vs. Aviv Gozali
Janay Harding vs. Leah McCourt
Darrion Caldwell vs. Leandro Higo

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John Eric Poli