Germaine De Randamie to win by decision.
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza is debatably the best 185lb fighter in the world, but he's taking on the significantly lower-ranked Tim Boetsch on Saturday because nobody else in the middleweight division would step up to the plate and fight him. I got choked out - completely unconscious.
Does victor fight Cyborg Justino?
At UFC 208, Holm will, indeed, have the opportunity to "do more" by becoming a two-time UFC champion and making history once more.
This was a division created exclusively for the appreciation the UFC and its figureheads have for what destruction "Cyborg" is capable of accomplishing inside the cage. She has stated that she is too big to fight at 135 lbs, the heaviest weight division for women.
All would have worked out so long as Justino remained dominant inside the cage - a safe bet the UFC was willing to ride on as 2017 came into the fold. Whether she plans on coming in and using her grappling skills or not, we don't know. She tested positive in early December, and barring a change in protocol, will likely serve a 12-month suspension retroactive to that date.
Invicta Fighting Championships is considered a breeding ground for the UFC, with the vast majority of the promotion's strawweight fighters having cut their teeth under Invicta promoter Shannon Knapp.
"I look at his past couple fights and the guy just had a couple unfortunate events", Brunson said about Silva. "Now she's in this position with USADA". But I know that I was being competitive. Holm was unable to create worthwhile spacing, got slammed by counter hooks and never seemed to unload her very best. Remember, "The Preacher's Daughter" had a hard time settling in against Valentina Shevchenko when the two met back at UFC on FOX 20. Fighting in the UFC put him in position to make that happen, and Silva feels a debt of gratitude.
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"She knows what she wants, and she doesn't stop until she gets what she wants", Waterson told MMAjunkie. "Everyone is ready to fight and it's a coin-flip in a lot of the fights". If this does in fact end up being a striking affair then I would expect Holm to threaten the takedown just to make Germaine a little hesitant to attack.
All of this misses the point, though. Bringing length, physical gifts, experience and toughness, and a true fighter's mentality that has been embraced at the highest level.
"In Germaine de Randamie, Holm is not meeting an average all rounder".
She's going to stand with Holm and setup her power strikes.
Holm has, predominantly, been the superior boxer and kickboxer in every matchup she's had inside the Octagon, with the exception of Valentina Shevchenko.
De Randamie, in turn, is a former kickboxing champion and Strikeforce alum who comes in on the heels of a two-fight streak after her only octagon setback: a first-round TKO at the hands of current bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes.
"You're going to get more and more [women in the UFC] who are going to be better and girls who are starting from a young age", the 35-year-old Holm said.