Inaugural women's featherweight title at stake at UFC 208

Inaugural women's featherweight title at stake at UFC 208

This year, the UFC unlocked the women's featherweight class to showcase Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino - a fighter who is now benched for the foreseeable future after yet another run-in with the drug police.

Fight fans had been calling for the UFC to introduce a women's 145-pound division for years, but pretty much everybody expected the first featherweight title fight to feature Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino. "The Preacher's Daughter" lost her championship to Miesha Tate four months later.

"I think any fighter they can only know for themselves what they really feel, but I guess I don't really feel like I broke her".

"In Germaine de Randamie, Holm is not meeting an average all rounder".

One of her most memorable bouts was against Belgian actor Tom Waes, as part of his reality show Tomtesterom - which featured him taking on various challenges.

"Coming off a knockout, Ronda or anybody else - I'm not saying it's just her, it's just fighters - you come off from a knockout". If Cris is going to come back whenever she's going to come back, she'll face the champion.

De Randamie of course will be entering into the fight on a 2-fight win streak that has seen her pick up back to back TKO wins in her last two fights.

In the build-up to UFC 208, Holly Holm has stated that she still wants to achieve plenty in her fighting career.

While de Randamie has been her lone focus since the bout was announced, Holm is also very much aware of the historical significance of what she could achieve with a victory on Saturday as her quest to become the first women in UFC to win championship gold in two divisions is just another "never been done before" accomplishment she's chasing.

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"I came over here not intending to stay, and then all of a sudden I'm staying and I wasn't able to say goodbye to my family or my friends".

"I'm also coming off two losses, so she (de Randamie) might be thinking, 'I've got her when she's down.' But coming off of those losses I'm twice as motivated, twice as excited to get in there".

With no better options on the table, the UFC chose to crown a women's featherweight champion. Her takedown game isn't great, but it's better than De Randamie's, so she could eat up some time with attempts and top control.

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She won the fight.

"Obviously that stuff made me more busy and that stuff put me more in the public eye, but that's not why I lost those fights", Holm explained. It will go down this Saturday, February 11, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

"I was planning on staying for two weeks to train afterwards and after a week they said if I wanted to, I could live and train there full-time and I just said OK".

" ... I want to go in, do well and win, and that's really all there is to it", said Holm of the onslaught of inquiries connected to Rousey and Cyborg, when speaking with The Province earlier in the week. I believe we're going to make an exciting fight.

The reality is, it would be tough to argue that the Holm-De Randamie victor is the world's best featherweight just because they hold a belt. I'm not afraid to get knocked out, and I'm not afraid to take risks.

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