Holly Holm VS Germaine de Randamie has been booked for UFC 208 for the women’s featherweight championship. This will be the start of a brand new women’s division. Many questioned if there was enough women’s talent to start a 145 pound division. Afraid that having bantamweights move up would then make both divisions shallow.
Many Cyborg fans have begged for a long time for their to be a 145 pound division. So this is big news. If we’ll see Cyborg fight in this division is another question. Cyborg VS Holm for the open title would have been a bigger sell. Either way UFC 208 just got a great fight set up. Jose Aldo VS Max Holloway is another rumored fight to end up on this card.
Holly Holm is coming off a 2 fight losing streak. Moving up a weight class could spark some life into her career. Holly is the first and only person to ever beat Ronda Rousey. She didn’t just beat her, she dominated her and finished her with a head kick and some nasty ground and pound.
Holly’s new opponent Germaine de Randamie is coming in on a 2 fight winning streak and has a UFC record of 3-1. Her only UFC loss came at the hands of current women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes. This is a huge fight for both women.