Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Germaine De Randamie vs Larissa Pacheco added to Mar. 14 UFC show

Yesterday someone called Sub Zero MMA tweeted and today it has been confirmed that Germaine De Randamie vs Larissa Pacheco has been added to UFC 184 Mar. 14 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas. I expect this fight to air on the UFC Fight Pass prelims. Germaine is probably one of the greatest female kickboxers of all time. But her transition to MMA has been shaky because she has no ground game and is vulnerable to takedowns. She is 1-1 in the UFC and lost her last fight to Amanda Nunes by first round TKO in Dec. 2013. She was supposed to fight last summer but pulled out due to injury. Germaine is originally from The Netherlands and now trains at American Kickboxing Academy in California. 20 year old Brazilian Larissa Pacheco came to the UFC as the Jungle Fight 135lb champ with a 10-0 record. Like a lot of foreign fighters, I suspected her record was heavily padded. In her UFC debut, Larissa lost to Jessica Andrade via first round guillotine choke at a show in Brazil in September. Maybe it's too soon for her to be in the UFC. We'll see if she does any better this time. I look at this as a must win for Germaine. If she doesn't show some improvement especially on the ground, maybe it's time for her to go to Glory or Lion Fight. She wouldn't be the first kickboxer to abandon MMA.

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