Published: Fri, February 10, 2017
Sport | By Noel Norman

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Hardy, Gooden break down Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson at UFC 208

It's also a night that may struggle from a blockbuster front, considering the lone title fight in the headlining slot features a former champion who's gone 0-2 since losing the belt and an unrecognizable opponent standing in the opposing corner.

The Bantamweight crown was surrendered to Miesha Tate via rear-naked choke in the fifth round while her comeback fight also ended in defeat, this time Valentina Shevchenko.

"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". I know she had a year off but it was a year off and back into a title fight.

It has been a long, lonely road to the top for Anderson, who compiled an Australian record of 5-1 before making a snap decision to leave her friends and family in the Gold Coast behind, moving to Kansas City to train under UFC lightweight James Krause at Glory MMA.

With losses in her last two fights, Holm doesn't carry quite the same invincible aura as Rousey did in late-2015, but the exposure she gained by knocking off the then-undefeated champion at UFC 193 mean there's little question she's the star of Saturday night's show at the Brooklyn Centre. "What's more, in her few UFC performances, De Randamie has put in some brutal work with her knees in the clinch", he said.

Germaine de Randamie is, in many ways, one of the strangest Ultimate Fighting Championship title fights ever.

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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". She's the official Invicta featherweight queen and undoubtedly the best fighter in the history of the division, whose only defeats over the past decade have been to urine sample collectors - once in 2011, when the champion fighter tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol and again this year when the drug hounds at the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) flagged her for a potential violation.

Here's what I think about that, ' Holm said on a UFC conference call. The inaugural UFC women's featherweight title will be decided.

"When I was in Holland, MMA never got a lot of attention and, if it did, it got negative attention". People who never watched MMA ever are supporting me right now and the most important thing for me is to enjoy it. "But I'm ready. If I fought men, I can fight Holly". It will go down this Saturday, February 11, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. De Randamie's issues in mixed martial arts have only come from fighters who could take her down, at which point she's finished or goes through the grinder for three rounds. "Whatever, right now it's Holly vs.me".

Zeroing on the fight, the analyst said for her experience and noted fight shape, Ms. Holm could wind up the victor. Even the champ is a bit scared, but I'm grateful they are. She has won back-to-back fights as a bantamweight, scoring TKO victories over Larissa Pacheco and Anna Elmose. I'm not afraid to get knocked out, and I'm not afraid to take risks.

"There are levels to MMA and Australia is still so young in the sport... the training just isn't as good as it is here, not for me at least".

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