Hansen originally played softball, planning to continue her career at Harvard. Hansen made her amateur debut in September , less than a month and a half after her 18th birthday. She fought Cecilia Padilla in the flyweight division and won via technical knockout in the first round. Hansen made her professional debut as a strawweight at Invicta FC Maia vs. Niedzwiedz , making her the youngest to win in IFC history.
Hardy , 4 KOs has fought all of her professional boxing matches in New York, making this the fight time she has fought outside of her home base. The reason for the transition? The medical insurance issues that has hit boxing promoters following the passing of the new combat sports law in New York State.
Vanessa Alessandra Teixeira Porto born March 16, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and amateur boxer who competes in the Invicta Fighting Championships flyweight division. She had an appreciation for martial arts from a young age and started to practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu in She is currently married to her trainer Pedro Iglesias.