Germaine de Randamie

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Germaine de Randamie
Born (1984-04-24) April 24, 1984 (age 33)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Other names The Iron Lady
Nationality Dutch
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 143 lb (65 kg; 10.2 st)
Division Featherweight (145 lb)
Bantamweight (135 lb)
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)
Style Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, Dutch kickboxing, Dutch Muay Thai, BJJ,
Fighting out of Utrecht, Netherlands
Team CSA Holland
Years active 2008–present
Kickboxing record
Total 37
Wins 37
By knockout 14
Losses 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 10
Wins 7
By knockout 3
By decision 4
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Germaine de Randamie (born April 24, 1984) is a Dutch kickboxer and mixed martial artist of Afro-Surinamese and Dutch descent[1][2] 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.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early MMA career[edit]

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.[4]

Strikeforce[edit]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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).[7][8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Women's bantamweight[edit]

On April 18, 2013, it was announced that de Randamie would make her Ultimate Fighting Championship debut on July 27, 2013.[9]

De Randamie debuted against Julie Kedzie at UFC on Fox 8. Relying mostly on clinch work, Germaine won the fight via split decision.[10]

De Randamie next faced Amanda Nunes at UFC Fight Night 31 on November 6, 2013.[11] She lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[12][13]

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[edit]

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.[14] 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.[15][16] Of the media outlets that reported on the fight, 14 of 23 media outlets scored the bout in favor Holm.[17] After the fight, de Randamie stated that the blows after the horn were unintentional.[18] In contrast, Holm stated that she believed de Randamie’s punches after the horn were intentional.[19]

Stripping of Women’s Featherweight Championship[edit]

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.[20][21] 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.[22][23][24] In turn, the promotion stripped her of the title on June 19, 2017,[25][26] 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.[27]

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

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7–3 Holly Holm Decision (unanimous) UFC 208 February 11, 2017 5 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States Won the inaugural UFC Women's Featherweight Championship.
Win 6–3 Anna Elmose TKO (body knee) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski May 8, 2016 1 3:46 Rotterdam, Netherlands Performance of the Night.
Win 5–3 Larissa Pacheco TKO (punches) UFC 185 March 14, 2015 2 2:02 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 4–3 Amanda Nunes TKO (elbows) UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 November 6, 2013 1 3:56 Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States
Win 4–2 Julie Kedzie Decision (split) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga July 27, 2013 3 5:00 Seattle, Washington, United States Return to bantamweight.
Win 3–2 Hiroko Yamanaka Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman August 18, 2012 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States
Loss 2–2 Julia Budd Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Fodor vs. Terry June 24, 2011 3 5:00 Kent, Washington, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 2–1 Stephanie Webber KO (knee) Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg January 29, 2011 1 4:25 San Jose, California, United States
Win 1–1 Nikohl Johnson Decision (unanimous) Playboy Fight Night 5 September 11, 2010 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 0–1 Vanessa Porto Submission (armbar) Revolution Fight Club 2 December 19, 2008 1 3:36 Miami, Florida, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mixfight interview: Germaine de Randamie". MixFight.nl (in Dutch). 8 October 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "UFC 208 Countdown: Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie (min 10:45)". YouTube (UFC official channel). 5 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Fighter Rankings – UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  4. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (2011-01-05). ""Strikeforce Diaz vs. Cyborg" prelims gets de Randamie vs. Webber". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  5. ^ ""Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg" results: Champs Diaz and Souza defend titles". MMAjunkie.com. 2011-01-29. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers 16 results: Fodor vs. Terry". MMAFighting.com. 2011-06-25. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Ronda Rousey Submits Sarah Kaufman, Retains Strikeforce Title". MMARising.com. 2012-08-18. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
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  9. ^ A.J. Perez (2013-04-18). "Kedzie, de Randamie in UFC on FOX 8". FoxSports.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  10. ^ Matt Erickson (2013-07-27). "UFC on FOX 8 results/photos: Germaine de Randamie knees way past Julie Kedzie". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  11. ^ Dave Reid (2013-09-10). "Germaine de Randamie Faces Amanda Nunes At UFC Fight For The Troops 3". MMAInsider.net. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  12. ^ "Alexis Davis, Amanda Nunes Victorious At UFC Fight Night 31". MMARising.com. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 31 results, photos: Amanda Nunes pounds out Germaine De Randamie". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
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  16. ^ Gray, James (2017-02-13). "Dana White criticises referee as Holly Holm loses to Germaine de Randamie at UFC 208". Daily Express. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
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  19. ^ "Holly Holm believes Germaine de Randamie's punches after the bell were 'intentional'". MMAFighting.com. February 12, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
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  22. ^ "Germaine de Randamie looks like a coward for refusing to fight 'Cyborg'". Sporting News. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
  23. ^ Harris, Scott. "Germaine de Randamie Should Be Punished for Running from Cyborg Justino". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
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Awards and achievements
New title 1st UFC Women's Featherweight Champion
February 11, 2017 – present
Vacant
Stripped of title after refusing to fight Cristiane Justino due to her repeated drug offenses
Title next held by
TBD