Rundown of UFC 208: Holm vs de Randamie

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By bWoMMA Department

 UFC 208 is tomorrow night as MMA fans will witness history when Holly Holm takes on Germaine de Randamie in a fight that should hopefully declare the winner as the first-ever UFC Bantamweight Women’s Champion. Two of the most decorated women’s strikers in the UFC are set to do battle in this one. In the co-main event, you got the living legend (#7)Anderson Silva taking on (#8)Derek Brunson in a fight that could potentially be one last run for Silva or a changing of the guard for Brunson. Rounding out the card with another great middleweight fight, it’s (#3)Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza taking on (#13)Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch. It’ll be interesting to see if Jacare can get a title shot if does win or if Boetsch can pull off another upset on a highly ranked middleweight. Rounding out the main card, you’ve got (#3)Glover Teixeira-Jarred Cannonier and (#10)Dustin Poirier-Jim Miller. Two ranked fighters trying to get back on track after devastating losses.
 UFC 208 prelims features a ranked fighters as well, (#5)Wilson Reis takes on Ulka Sasaki. UFC 208 features a plethora of great fighters with match-ups that should appease any fight fan.

UFC 208 UFC Fight Pass Prelims

Ryan LaFlare vs Roan “Jucao” Carneiro

Justin Meanie Szabo: LaFlare via unanimous decision

Richard Richie B Bowman: LaFlare via 1st round TKO

Masked Man: LaFlare via unanimous decision

UFC 208 FS1 Prelims

Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn vs Phillipe “The Filipino Assassin” Nover

Justin Meanie Szabo: Glenn via 2nd round TKO

Richard Richie B Bowman: Nover via unanimous decision

Masked Man: Nover via unanimous decision

Nik “The Carny” Lentz vs Islam Makhachev

Justin Meanie Szabo: Lentz via unanimous decision

Richard Richie B Bowman: Makhachev via unanimous decision

Masked Man: Makhachev via unanimous decision

(#5)Wilson Reis vs Ulka Sasaki

Justin Meanie Szabo: Reis via 1st round TKO

Richard Richie B Bowman: Reis via 2nd round submission

Masked Man: Reis via 1st round submission

Randy “Rudeboy” Brown vs Belal “Remember The Name” Muhammad

Justin Meanie Szabo: Brown via 2nd submission

Richard Richie B Bowman: Brown via unanimous decision

Masked Man: Muhammad via 2nd round TKO

UFC 208 Main Card

(#10)Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier vs Jim Miller

Justin Meanie Szabo: Poirier via unanimous decision

Richard Richie B Bowman: Poirier via 3rd round submission

Masked Man: Poirier via split decision

(#3)Glover Teixeira vs (#15)Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier

Justin Meanie Szabo: Glover via 1st round KO

Richard Richie B Bowman: Cannonier via 2nd round TKO

Masked Man: Cannonier via 1st round TKO

(#3)Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs (#13)Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch

Justin Meanie Szabo: Souza via unanimous decision

Richard Richie B Bowman: Boetsch via 3rd round KO

Masked Man: Jacare via 1st round submission

(#7)Anderson “The Spider” Silva vs (#8)Derek Brunson

Justin Meanie Szabo: The Spider via unanimous decision

Richard Richie B Bowman: This fight is declared a DRAW

Masked Man: Silva via 2nd round KO

Inaugural Women’s UFC Bantamweight Championship

Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm vs Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie

Justin Meanie Szabo: Holm via 2nd round TKO

Analysis: She’s a fight fighter. She single handledly ruined the life of Ronda Rousey. Every man, woman, and child already crowned her as the best woman to ever fight. That’s like saying Royce Gracie is the best male fighter of all time. Just because they were able to innovate the game doesn’t put them on, Mount Rushmore. Holly is a big fight fighter. This is what she did the last time she challenged for a title , you’re telling me she can’t knock Germaine De Randa-whatever the f***? No way.

Richard Richie B Bowman: de Randamie via majority decision

Analysis: Two highly decorated female strikers going at it with two different styles. Holly Holm despite having some power likes to fight in a more technical and controlled manner while waiting for the perfect opportunity to land that knockout blow whereas Germaine de Randamie is more of your classic power striker, however, unlike Cyborg she doesn’t come forward with no regard. In this fight, I’m looking for de Randamie to win the early rounds but tire out a little later allowing for Holm to get back into this fight but it not being enough for Holm. This fight will play out in three ways for me: de Randamie via KO/TKO, de Randamie via close decision, or Holm by unanimous decision if she can keep de Randamie at a distance and frustrate her with footwork and precision.

Masked Man: de Randamie via 1st round TKO

Analysis: De Randamie will pull it off when she squares off with Holm. This weight class has been needed in the women’s division for awhile now and it should be a lot of fun once it gets rolling. The first fight for the championship should be a back and forth striking battle. De Randamie the kickboxer and Holm the traditional boxer. Holm does have power in her kicks when she lands, as well from we have seen but I still like de Randamie being able to use leg kicks to keep Holm off balance and have an advantage in the kicking game. The fight should be a battle so don’t be surprised to see it go all five with de Randamie controlling the fight. However, it’s big time fight and not time moment so something big should happen. Why not a devastating head kick with Holm being on the wrong end this time?

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