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Germaine de Randamie Bio

Germaine de Randamie (born April 24, 1984) is a Dutch kickboxer and mixed martial artist of Afro-Surinamese and Dutch descent who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is also the first and current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion. Prior to joining the UFC, de Randamie competed in the Strikeforce featherweight division. As of January 31, 2017, she is #9 in official UFC women's bantamweight rankings.

Contents

  • 1 Mixed martial arts career
    • 1.1 Early MMA career
    • 1.2 Strikeforce
    • 1.3 Ultimate Fighting Championship
      • 1.3.1 Women's Bantamweight
      • 1.3.2 Women's Featherweight
  • 2 Championships and accomplishments
  • 3 Mixed martial arts record
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Mixed martial arts career

Early MMA career

De Randamie made her MMA debut on December 19, 2008 at Revolution Fight Club 2. She faced Vanessa Porto and was defeated via armbar submission in the first round.

On September 11, 2010, de Randamie earned her first MMA win when she defeated Nikohl Johnson via unanimous decision at Playboy Fight Night 5.

Strikeforce

De Randamie debuted for Strikeforce on January 29, 2011, at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg against Stephanie Webber. She defeated Webber via knockout in the first round.

De Randamie next faced Julia Budd in a rematch from a past Muay Thai bout at Strikeforce Challengers 16: Fodor vs. Terry on June 24, 2011. She was defeated via unanimous decision.

On August 18, 2012, de Randamie faced Hiroko Yamanaka at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman. She won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Women's Bantamweight

On April 18, 2013, it was announced that de Randamie would make her Ultimate Fighting Championship debut on July 27, 2013.

De Randamie debuted against Julie Kedzie at UFC on Fox 8. Relying mostly on clinch work, Germaine won the fight via split decision.

De Randamie next faced Amanda Nunes at UFC Fight Night 31 on November 6, 2013. She lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

De Randamie next faced Larissa Pacheco at UFC 185 on March 14, 2015. She won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Women's Featherweight

De Randamie faced former bantamweight champion, Holly Holm, at UFC 208 for the inaugural women's Featherweight championship on February 11, 2017. She won the fight via controversial unanimous decision. At the end of the second and third rounds, de Randamie continued to throw punches after the horn had sounded. The first of the punches which was a right hand that visibly wobbled Holm, who had already stopped fighting. However, the referee did not take a point on either occasion, which affected the result of the fight and drew criticism from UFC president Dana White. Of the media outlets that reported on the fight, 13 of 22 media outlets scored the bout in favor Holm. After the fight, de Randamie stated that the blows after the horn were unintentional. In contrast, Holm stated that she believed de Randamie’s punches after the horn were intentional.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Kickboxing/Muay Thai
    • WIKBA world champion (2005/2006/2008)
    • IMTF world champion (2005)
    • WPKL European champion (2003)
    • Women's record for consecutive victories (37)
  • Mixed martial arts
    • UFC Women's Featherweight Championship

Mixed martial arts record

See also

  • List of current UFC fighters
  • List of female mixed martial artists

External links

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