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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). Undefeated in sanctioned kickboxing bouts, she was the first UFC Women's Featherweight Champion until she was stripped of the title for refusing to face Cristiane Justino. Prior to joining the UFC, de Randamie competed in the Strikeforce featherweight division. As of July 20, 2017, she is #8 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
    • 1.4 Stripping of Women’s Featherweight Championship
  • 2 Championships and accomplishments
  • 3 Kickboxing record
  • 4 Mixed martial arts record
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References

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 those punches was a right hand that visibly wobbled Holm, who had already stopped fighting. The referee, however, 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, 14 of 23 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.

Stripping of Women’s Featherweight Championship

In late May, de Randamie released a statement over social media that she plans to move back to bantamweight division and rejected the fight with Cris Cyborg due to her repeated transgressions with PEDs. Her decision on not wanting to fight Cyborg drew criticism from many in the media claiming she was a coward for avoiding Cyborg and ignoring her responsibility as a champion to fight any and all challengers. In turn, the promotion stripped her of the title on June 19, 2017, and replacing her with the newly signed Megan Anderson to face Cyborg for the Women's Featherweight Championship at UFC 214; Anderson was then replaced by Invicta Bantamweight Champion Tonya Evinger.

De Randamie released a statement after hearing from the media of the UFC decision:-

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
    • Ultimate Fighting Championship
      • UFC Women's Featherweight Championship (One time) vs Holly Holm

Kickboxing record

Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes

Mixed martial arts record

See also

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