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Germaine de Randamie wins as the first Dutch woman UFC title

Germaine de Randamie wins as the first Dutch woman UFC title

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The 32-year-old Germaine de Randamie has Saturday in New York as the first Dutch woman, a mixed martial arts (MMA)-world title won in a UFC tournament.

The Utrecht defeated the American Holly Holm is 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 gold until about a month ago as large titelfavoriet, but at the bookmakers, the odds of the Randamie the last couple of weeks and still higher shall be considered.

In the first two rounds had The Randamie prevailed and she came a number of times by coverage of the American. Holm seemed to be particularly concerned with the search for a way of Randamie to the ground to work.

From the third round was Holm to be more active, but Randamie knew the attacks usually good to save. De Randamie beat Holm to the end of the third round after the bell – what they also earlier in the fight had done – and got a warning from the referee.

The decision fell only after the fifth round after jury consultation.

Champion

The river vecht for seventeen years at the professional level and was in the kickboxing world, European and Dutch champion. At MMA she was for her match against Holm on six won and three lost matches.

If Holm the title won, she would be the first woman to have been that a world title earned in two weight classes. Holm previously won a UFC title at bantamweight. In 2016, she was, however, less well on a roll and lost it two parties, one behind the other, something in her whole career never happened before.

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