The UFC created the women's featherweight division specifically for this show, and it was designed as a showcase for Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino.
"UFC 208", happening on Sunday (Manila time) at the Barclays Center, will see former women's bantamweight champion Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm (10-2) of the United States take on Germaine "The Iron Lady" de Randamie (6-3) of the Netherlands in the first-ever UFC fight in the division.
"Prior to joining the UFC, de Randamie competed in the Strikeforce featherweight division".
Standing in her way will be de Randamie. She is coming off back-to-back losses.
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Those are legitimate criticisms to point out. But Holm's next two fights gave her the first two losses of her career, one of which came with her losing the belt she just won, getting choked out by Miesha Tate. "She has to deal with whatever's going on with USADA - who knows what's going on with that - and I've got to get through this fight", Holm said during a media conference call recently.
Subscribers planning to watch the fight online can simply bookmark this page then follow the "UFC 208: Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie live stream" banner below when the action gets underway in Brooklyn. "It's cost me every fight". Three months ago, the Irishman became the first to simultaneously hold two of the fight promotion's world titles.
Pay-per-view events are the lifeblood of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. I said, 'Let's do it, ' " De Randamie said. With Cris Cyborg likely suspended, it's pretty impossible to know who her next challenger will be.
With neither women known for their ground game, we are in for an exciting kickboxing match. Holm (10-2) has not had her hand raised in victory since that rousing, game-changing night in Australia.
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The New Mexico native battles Dutch kickboxer de Randamie, a newer face in the UFC scene. She's going to stand with Holm and setup her power strikes. Schevchenko was able to get in and out of the reach of Holm and outstrike her, winning four of the five rounds on the judges scorecards.
At 41 years old, Silva has a wealth of experience when compared to other fighters on the roster. "I've had an unbelievable career so far already". One day, maybe, I go talk (with my family) and 'Okay, I be done, ' but right now, I think I have five, six, seven years (left).
Boetsch is tough, durable and packs a punch, so "Jacare" will have to respect him when engaging on the feet, but as a grappler he's just on a completely different level and I like him to emerge with a submission win here. In the past a lot of people have doubted me and told me I couldn't do it. He agreed to the fight with just a few days notice and the result was a unanimous decision loss. And yes, I want it. And, with a clear path to the UFC, perhaps more athletes will pursue an MMA career. "It would be fantastic". Silva, one of the best fighters in the history of the sport, has lost four of his last five, and hasn't won since he beat Stephan Bonnar via TKO at UFC 153 in October 2012. That was nothing more than a sideshow that shouldn't have occurred.
Immediately after her most recent loss, per MMA Junkie, Holm commented on her performance.
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Yet, if Silva can get at least one of these superfights, it would be a huge draw for UFC fans to see arguably two of the three all-time greats of UFC square off against one another, and the flawless send off for a fighter who coming to the end of his illustrious career.