UFC 208 is going to make history! One, it’s the first women’s fight at 145 lbs. Two, it’s also a title fight. Three, the fight is featuring one fighter who is 1-2 in the last three fights, and the other who is 2-1 in her last 3 fights. This is not exactly a UFC PPV main even quality fight, and the lack of buzz around it amongst both hard core and casual MMA fans shows it. With that being said, if you like chingasos, they will definitely be flying around! These ladies can throw bones! Let’s take a closer look at these fighters and then I’ll make my fight pick for UFC 208: Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie. One woman will come out the first UFC 145 lbs champ ever!
Germaine de Randamie is coming into this UFC fight with an overall MMA record of 6-3. It’s important to mention that while she’s only had 9 MMA fights, she’s an accomplished Muay Thai fighter and has won several championships. But, this is MMA and while here record isn’t impressive, she is 3-1 in her last 4 fights with that only loss coming to Amanda Nuñes.
Holly Holm has the more impressive MMA record coming into this fight at 10-2. But, she’s lost her last two fights. Holly Holm, like Germaine de Randamie has had an impressive combat sport career outside of MMA and the UFC in Boxing and Kick Boxing. While Holly Holm is coming off of two loses, make no mistake about it, she’s a great striker and has some solid wins under her belt including but not limited to the Ronda Rousey KO.
Many casual MMA fans are most likely not interested in watching Holly Holm vs. Germain de Randamie, but, this is one of those MMA fights that can turn someone into an MMA fan. There’s going to be some high level striking. There’s going to be some high level strategy. Both these ladies have been in the UFC and are highly experienced.
These fighter match up very well. It should be a close fight. The difference is going to come down to who’s faster and more athletic. I give that edge to Germaine De Randamie. Look for Randamie to win the chingasos exchanges. Not by much, but one extra punch, kick, knee or elbow in every skirmish will add up. Ultimately, you’re going to see Germaine de Randamie walk out of the UFC Octagon with the 145 lbs.
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Who do you think will win this UFC fight and become the first UFC Women’s 145 lbs champion? Holly Holm or Germain De Randamine? Comment below.