Holly Holm To Fight Germaine de Randamie For New UFC Women’s Featherweight Belt
It’s official: not only is the new UFC women’s featherweight division going forward, we have our first title fight set for UFC 208 on February 11.
Former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will take on Germaine de Randamie in the 145-pound title fight. If she wins, Holm would become only the fourth fighter in UFC history to have held championships in different weight classes, following in the footsteps of Randy Couture, BJ Penn and Conor McGregor.
“How awesome is that?” Holm told reporters. “In my dream world, I want to win the 145-pound belt and get back the 135-pound belt I lost. I’d like to hold both simultaneously. That’s really the dream. If you’re not wanting things like that, you’re not going to do well in this sport.”
Still, it’ll be a long climb back to the top for Holm, whose undefeated streak came to an end in 2016 with back-to-back losses to Miesha Tate and Valentine Shevchenko. And she’ll be facing a fighter who is no slouch. Netherlands kickboxer De Randamie has a record of 3-1 in the UFC, and 6-3 in MMA overall, with three of her six victories coming by way of knockout. So it should be a hotly contested matchup.
But we won’t find out who wins this until UFC 208 airs live on Feb. 11 from Brooklyn, New York.
Until then, let us know who you think is going to take this one by sounding off in the comments!
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