Holly Holm Faces Germaine De Randamie Countdown to UFC 208
Go inside the lives and training camps of six of the stars of UFC 208. Former UFC champion Holly Holm & Dutch kickboxer Germaine de Randamie train for the historic main event. That will crown one athlete as the UFC’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion.
Holly Hom is a multiple-time world champion boxer, who in her early career said she would be done competing in her late twenties. When at thirty years of age, having done everything there is to do in boxing. Holly decided to take up the sport of mixed martial arts. And become the first fighter to hold world titles in both sports. And just three fights into her UFC career, she did exactly that.
Coming up against the UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Holm knocked out the undisputed champ early in the second round via vicious head kick. The win brought her a whole new level of fame, but those closest to her said she never changed. And while she would lose the bantamweight belt, a new opportunity would soon arise in the form of an inaugural UFC featherweight title.
Holm vs De Randamie Pre Fight
Standing across Holm in the UFC octagon will be another multiple-time world champion, in the form of Dutch kickboxer Germaine De Randamie. As decorated is not more so in the sport of kickboxing, if her career was to continue growing. Germaine knew she had to make the move to mixed martial arts. And now several fights into her UFC career, she finds herself on the cusp of a UFC championship title.
Back in Albuquerque New Mexico, her opponent Holly Holm is busying herself as she prepares for the battle ahead. With her husband by her side who fully supports her fighting career. And a solid team of trainers and coaching staff at JacksonWink academy. She believes she has the tools to take out the former world Muay Thai champion.
Back in Holland and Germaine along with her mother admires her collection of world championships belts. And the next to be added is that of the UFC, taking pride of place in the family home. The Dutch fighter is in great company when it comes to success in combat sports. With several top-level fighters now competing in the UFC, as well as multiple world titles in K1 and Muay Thai. Both she and her coaches believe she is in the best place as while preparing to face Holly Holm on February 11th 2017.