Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holly Holm vs Germaine De Randamie to main event Feb. 11 UFC show

ESPN reported today that Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie will fight for the inaugural UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 208 Feb. 11 at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. First of all, I don't believe there are enough 145lb fighters for a division. The main reason the UFC is doing this is Cris Cyborg is a draw in Brazil and that is an important UFC market. But doing this fight without her is laughable. You could see what they were going to do when the other day, White explained that Cyborg turned down both fights. She said she could be ready in March. So White has decided to teach Cyborg the "Opportunity Knocks" lesson. He even said today that Cyborg might not get the first title shot depending on the result. Typical Dana White nonsense. You couldn't have waited a month? Geez! This fight just doesn't have the same appeal. Holly has never fought at 145lb. She really needs a win because she's starting to look like a one hit wonder. And Germaine is not an easy fight. She's a kickboxing champ who fought at 145 for Strikeforce. The only problem is she has had three fights cancelled due to injury. She trains at AKA in San Jose. Injuries seem to be an epidemic at that place. Neither fighter has a ground game and Germaine is a great kickboxer so I do favour her in this fight.

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