Former champ Holly Holm dealing with different kind of pressure

Feb 11, 2017, 00:42
Former champ Holly Holm dealing with different kind of pressure

Germaine De Randamie to win by decision.

Surpassing the financial success that prompted a multibillion dollar sale may not come easy, however.

UFC 208 takes place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

"That was my first big title fight with the UFC". And McGregor is now on leave as he awaits the birth of his first child in the spring and flirts with the notion of boxing Floyd Mayweather with or without the UFC getting a piece.

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Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Jeff Bottari Zuffa LLC

It's only obvious that she's the best pick to feature in a UFC's first female featherweight title fight, especially when the UFC President himself admitted he made the women's featherweight class for her.

UFC returns to NY this weekend for the inaugural UFC Women's Featherweight Championship bout between former Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie.

There is, of course, the prickly mess Cyborg finds herself in with the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which is contracted by the UFC to administer doping control standards and tests.

Holm sensationally defeated Ronda Rousey to win the bantamweight title, but lost the belt to Miesha Tate at UFC 196. De Randamie, after all, is a champion kickboxer and is way more comfortable striking than taking the fight to the ground. UFC 208 (current odds) is stacked from top to the bottom with intriguing matchups. Had it not been for the UFC forcing a featherweight title on February 11, we could have seen Anderson come off her win last month and enter the Octagon later this year to compete for the inaugural UFC women's 145-pound belt, and the company could have sold the storyline of her being a champ from the best all-woman promotion on the planet. Neither woman ever meant to fight at 145 when they began training MMA, although de Randamie has two previous fights at the weight.

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After all, getting into the octagon with Brunson probably cant be that much more hard than explaining to friends and family why he was accepting the Cormier fight. As seen in it, Randamie takes on Tom Waes in a boxing match.

In her down time since suffering a broken hand in her second consecutive loss, Holly Holm has resolved she doesn't want to be down any longer.

Obviously the stakes are high on both sides. She has won three of her four outings under the UFC banner, but the only time she was in with a top-10 opponent, de Randamie was knocked out in the first round (by Amanda Nunes, prior to the Brazilian becoming bantam champ).

"How cool is it that you don't have to cut weight?" de Randamie said. "I'm headlining a UFC event right now". Not after Saturday in Brooklyn.

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Middleweight: Anderson Silva (33-8, 1 NC, +125) vs. Derek Brunson (16-4, -155) The last time Silva took the octagon, it was on two days' notice against light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. No. 7-ranked Anderson Silva aims to snap a five fight winless streak in a showdown against No. 8-ranked Derek Brunson that could propel the victor to title contention soon. Souza's athleticism and skill clashes well with Boetsch's raw strength and determination.

Jared Cannonier understands that you probably dont know who he is. What I've done, what B.J. Penn, Dan Henderson, Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, "Tank" Abbott, Pedro Rizzo, Marco Ruas, Andre Pederneiras and many others, all those things that everyone has done, you can't erase that.

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