UFC 208: Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie
UFC 208: Holm vs Randamie.
In the past couple of years, the women’s MMA fight game has become popular. This is especially true at UFC where Dana White and the promotion company’s new ownership group has made an emphasis on promoting women fighters. Such is the case with UFC 207 on Feb. 11 in Brooklyn, New York, where Holly Holm battles the Netherlands Germaine de Randamie in what could be a fight for the ages. Before getting into that battle, check out a few other fights on the UFC 207 card.
12 and 1 Ryan LaFlare takes on one of the toughest fighters of his career in a strong preliminary bout. LaFlare’s opponent, Roan Carneiro is one of those classic Brazilian fighters. Carneiro is 21 and 10, meaning that he has a lot of fights under his belt. If Carneiro can get this one to the ground, he could use his BJJ to pull off the upset.
In another exciting battle on the UFC 207 card, 10th ranked Dustin Poirier takes his 20 and 5 record into the Octagon versus well-known Jim Miller. Miller has a 29 and 8 record with 1 no-contest. 50% of Poirier’s wins have come via knockout. Miller has an excellent ground game. like in the LaFlare versus Carneiro fight, whichever strategy wins out, Poirier’s stand-up or Miller’s ground game, should lead to the win.
3rd ranked Glover Teixeira takes on unranked Jared Cannonier in an interesting battle at UFC 207. The Brazilian Teixeira has a gaudy 25-5 record. Cannonier enters the Octagon with a 9 and 1 record. If you love striking matches, Teixeira versus Cannonier could end up as one of the best battles on the UFC 207 card for you. 64% of Teixeira’s wins have come via knockout. 56% of Cannonier’s wins have come via KO. Cannonier is going to be hell bent on proving to White and the rest of the brass at UFC that he deserves a ranking. To do that, he’ll have to go for the KO against Teixeira.
The co-main event at UFC 207 is a battle between two ranked opponents. 9 Travis Browne, 18-5-1, takes on 8 Derrick Lewis. Lewis has 17 wins and 4 losses with a single no-contest. Lewis’s stop skill is listed as heart. It’s difficult to beat MMA fighters who do whatever it takes to win. Lewis goes right after his opponents as 88% of his wins have arrived via KO. Browne is a KO specialist himself. 78% of Browne’s wins have come via KO.
Holly Holm returns to the Octagon looking to turn around 2 straight losses since her stunning defeat of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Holm had the victory over Miesha Tate at UFC 196 before Tate submitted her in Round 5. Holm just got beat at her own game versus Valentina Schevchenko at UFC Fight Night, July 23. Does Germaine de Randamie have any shot against Holm? She has a huge shot. She’s more accurate with her strikes than Holm, 32.75% for Holm to 44.73% for de Randamie, and her defense is better.
I think de Randamie pulls off the upset. No matter what happens, UFC 207 is an event not to be missed!
Event: UFC 208: "Holm VS Germaine de Randamie "
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017, on pay-per-view (PPV)
Location: Brooklyn, New York
UFC 208 results: Germaine de Randamie beats Holly Holm by decision for title.
Germaine de Randamie is officially the first UFC women's featherweight champion, but her victory Saturday night at UFC 208 came with some controversy.
Though de Randamie outclassed her opponent, Holly Holm, for much of the bout, but it was marred by some late-fight antics. De Randamie threw late punches after the horn in two rounds but didn't lose points from the judges for her actions.
Instead, she went on to win by unanimous decision -- 48-47 on all three cards.
Despite Holm's aggressiveness and tempo, de Randamie was able to time up her shots easily and land solid counter punches right on the chin. By being patient and letting Holm force the action, de Randamie found herself able to sit back in a defensive posture and wait for the lanes to open up -- similar to what Anderson Silva did in the co-main event.
Glover Teixeira vs Jared Cannonier
Dustin Poirier vs Jim Miller
Ryan LaFlare vs. Roan Carneiro
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