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Germaine De Randamie - The International Footballer Fighting Holly Holm For A UFC Title

Germaine De Randamie - The International Footballer Fighting Holly Holm For A UFC Title
By Mikey Traynor Updated
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The main event of UFC 208 that takes place in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night is a fight to become champion of the newly formed UFC women's featherweight division.

Holly Holm is hoping to avoid a third consecutive defeat and once again claim a UFC belt, but her opponent on the night is Dutch kickboxing champion Germaine de Randamie.

Holm's conversion from boxing is a good story in itself, but de Randamie has a truly remarkable history as she excelled at not one, but two sports.

The 'Iron Lady' boasted a 37-0 record as a professional kickboxer, but she only began training in that sport after she had already represented the Netherlands in football.

She told of how she got started in combat sports in the new UFC 208 Countdown.

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De Randamie has a record of 6-3 in MMA, with the most recent loss coming to current UFC women's bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes in 2013. It is seriously impressive that she managed to stand out in a number of different sports, and it's a real sign of her character as someone who applies themselves to the full.

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She still plays football, and claimed in Episode 2 of UFC 208 Embedded that she will be back playing with her team in Utrecht next week.

Similarly, Katie Taylor conquered a combat sport with international caps in her back pocket, so De Randamie is in good company in that regard.

Holly Holm has expressed her desperation to return to winning ways in the octagon, so De Randamie will have her work cut out if she wants to bring that title back to the Netherlands.

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It's set up to be an interesting fight, and you can catch the full episode of UFC 208 Countdown below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qMGmi3wLTU

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