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Germaine de Randamie

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Other names  The Iron Lady
Reach  72.5 in (184 cm)
Nationality  Dutch
Name  Germaine Randamie

Height  5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Wins by knockout  14
Weight  135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Losses  0
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Born  April 24, 1984 (age 31)Utrecht, Netherlands (1984-04-24)
Division  Featherweight (145 lb)Bantamweight (135 lb)
Team  American Kickboxing Academy

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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. 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.


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Early MMA career

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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.

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


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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.

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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.

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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).

Women's bantamweight

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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:-

Returning to bantamweight division

De Randamie was expected to face Marion Reneau on September 2, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov, however De Randamie pulled out citing injury and was replaced by Talita Bernardo.

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
  • References

    Germaine de Randamie Wikipedia