UFC 208: Holm vs Randamie
UFC 208: Holm vs Randamie.
UFC 208 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on February 11, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The event was originally scheduled to take place on January 21 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. However, due to a lack of suitable headliners for the date, the event in Anaheim was postponed to August 5 and an originally scheduled UFC 209 to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on February 11 was renamed as UFC 208. This will be the first UFC event held in Brooklyn and the fourth overall hosted in the state of New York.
The event is expected to feature the inaugural UFC Women's Featherweight Championship bout between former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie. It will also be the first women's featherweight bout in the promotion's history.
A UFC Featherweight Championship unification bout between two-time champion José Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway was in the works for this card. The bout eventually did not materialize as Holloway had some consideration (nagging injuries and the desire to spend the holidays with his family) about fighting only two months after UFC 206.
The original Anaheim event had two announced bouts, including flyweights Wilson Reis and Ulka Sasaki, as well as a light heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challenger Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa. Teixeira is now expected to face Jared Cannonier at the event, while Manuwa is expected to be rescheduled against a different opponent at an event in March.
A flyweight bout between Ian McCall and Neil Seery was originally scheduled for UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2. However, the pairing was scrapped on the day of the weigh-ins, as McCall had to pull out of the fight after becoming ill due the effects of his weight cut. The fight was later rescheduled for this event.
Event: UFC 208: "Holm vs 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.
Women's Featherweight Title Fight Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie
Travis Browne vs Derrick Lewis
Glover Teixeira vs Jared Cannonier
Dustin Poirier vs Jim Miller
Ryan LaFlare vs. Roan Carneiro
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