De Randamie is open for rematch against protesting Holm

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De Randamie is open for rematch against protesting Holm

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Germaine de Randamie is willing to take a rematch against Holly Holm, who in the night from Saturday to Sunday, defeated in the UFC. The American went into protest against the world championship title of the 32-year-old Utrecht.

De Randamie defeated Holm in the featherweight, a new weight class in the UFC for women under 66 kilo, on the basis of a unanimous jurybeslissing.

The 35-year-old Holm served Thursday a protest to the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) by referee Todd Anderson, who would have allowed De Randamie still punches placed after the signal for the end of the round sounded. According to Holm had this to lost points to lead for the Dutch.

“I have my excuses already offered immediately after the party. But if I’m in the middle of a combination, and it is difficult suddenly to stop,” says De Randamie, who thinks that with a rematch “crystal clear” who has the ‘belt’ deserves. “If Holly thinks she’s this lost, she needs my offer for a rematch accept it.”

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The Utrecht frustrated that they by some a “dirty fighter” is called. “I am not, I have no bad intentions. Holly can do what she wants, I respectaar her opinion. I think that the right will prevail and I believe that a good decision is made.”

Before a potential rematch, The Randamie at her hand watch. The Utrecht is struggling since Sunday with aches and would have a doctor look at it. “I have to suffer and it is to be hoped that it does not takes a long time. Or the rematch before or after a treatment, is the doctor.”

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Saturday is The Randamie honored in stadium De Galgenwaard in match between FC Utrecht and PEC Zwolle. According to her, it is “one hell of a party”. “I am a hero’s welcome. I feel so much love from Europeans and I’m so glad that I have a European UFC-champion.”

“I’m going after the last few hectic days to enjoy it now and my hand to check, and then I see further. I hope Holly to the Netherlands and want to come, but now I’m going to my first title to celebrate. Saturday is the feast can really begin.”

De Randamie is the first Dutch woman with a mixed martial arts (MMA)-world title. She is after Bas Rutten, that in 1999 the world championship title picked up in the heavyweight, the second Dutchman with a title in the UFC.

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