That said, there will come a time when de Randamie is presented with an opportunity to get inside and score points.
On Saturday, February 21, former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm moved up in weight to challenge fellow striker Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural UFC women's featherweight championship in the main event of UFC 208 in Brooklyn.
Holly Holm will be fighting Germaine de Randamie to decide the first ever women's featherweight champion.
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"She also has been named Ring Magazine female Fighter of the Year, twice in consecutive years in 2005 and 2006", states Holm's Facebook biography. Holm, who captured world titles in professional boxing at super lightweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight, is considered by many within the Sweet Science as the greatest woman to ever lace up boxing gloves. With a win, "The Preacher's Daughter" would become the first women's featherweight champion and the first woman to hold two belts in two different weight classes. "It has been rough".
"I think a lot of people are maybe kind of shocked that [women's UFC has] gotten this big", Holm told Excelle Sports at UFC 208 Media Day on Wednesday. "She has to deal with whatever's going on with USADA - who knows what's going on with that - and I've got to get through this fight", Holm said during a media conference call recently. But the 41-year-old Brazilian legend has not tasted victory in his last five bouts. Fans can tune in for the main card at 10:00 EST on pay-per-view. Nunes took her to the ground, passed her guard and overwhelmed her with a barrage of fists and elbows.
'I want my career to be defined by me being the best fighter I can be and accomplishing the biggest things I can, from whatever competition comes in front of me'.
The New Mexico native battles Dutch kickboxer de Randamie, a newer face in the UFC scene. Julia Budd smothered de Randamie's stand-up game and took her down repeatedly, winning by unanimous decision. Predictably, neither Holm nor De Randamie is especially interested in looking too far ahead.
Look for Holm to fight at a safe distance, get the jab going, and mix in kicks.
And can Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza get a step closer to that much deserved title shot, or will "The Barbarian" Tim Boetsch spoil his plans? And she looked bad in her most recent bout with Valentina Shevchenko, losing via a decision. That creates a sense of comfort for the former women's bantamweight champion when the action spills over to the fourth and fifth frames. I wanted to be the first one to do that.
The 'Iron Lady', as she is known, is actually heading into the fight as the bookies' favourite but there is little to choose between the fighters.
Where once he was able to mesmerise opponents and onlookers with his fluid movement and counterattacks he now appears to have to conserve energy with frustrating periods of inactivity on the feet and trying to finish fights with one spectacular blow.