UFC 208 on Saturday night in New York includes Holly Holm taking on Germaine de Randamie for the first-ever featherweight title. Holm is a former bantamweight champion who handed Ronda Rousey her first reduction while de Randamie is 7-3 overall and 3-1 in the UFC. The Principal card at UFC 208 has five bouts as in addition to Holm vs. de Randamie it is Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson, Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier, Ronaldo Souza vs. Tim Boetsch and Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller. Let us look at UFC 208 with a focus on Holm vs. de Randamie and Silva vs. Brunson and UFC picks.
Bet on UFC Germaine de Randamie -123 vs. Holly Holm
Holm has the name and much more expertise but it is de Randamie who is favored in this contest. Holm is 3-2 in the UFC and 10-2 in her career. She’s hoping to win the inaugural featherweight title. “I understand that right now, it’s the start of the division,” said Holm”But there are several girls that want the chance. I promise you they could build a branch very quickly. They’ve only got to make some telephone calls.”
It was thought that Cristiane”Cyborg” Justino would fight to the belt but Cyborg is from action right now as a result of a failed drug test. Holm and de Randamie is going to be the first two in the division but more might be on the way for example Megan Anderson who won the Invicta FC interim featherweight title against Charmaine Tweet.
Holm comes into this battle having lost two straight struggles at bantamweight because she had been beaten by Miesha Tate and Valentina Shevchenko. Holm believes those 2 losses do not mean she’s on the downside of her career.
“I understand I’ve two losses, but I did not get schooled in my previous two fights,” she explained. “Against Miesha Tate, I was winning before I got choked out. And my struggle with Shevchenko, she’s going for the name, and it was a close fight. Inside my heart, I know she won this struggle. She was the better fighter that night. I feel that anyone can be beat, and I still have that in me. I have that confidence in me. I still have confidence in my own ability. I simply must perform.”
It’s tough to get enthusiastic about taking Holm but what’s de Randamie done to show she’s worthy of winning a name? I will take a little shot with Holm and play with the rounds to cover the total.
Derek Brunson -127 vs. Anderson Silva
Silva is the marquee name but it is questionable as to whether he has much left. He is 33-8 in his career but he has not won a fight since 2012. He has four losses and a no contest in his last five fights. Brunson is 16-4 in his profession but he’s coming off a loss to Robert Whittaker in November.
Silva is 41-years older and he isn’t the fighter he once was but he’s faced far tougher competition than Brunson has in recent decades. If there is ever going to become a bounce back for Silva it must start with a triumph over Brunson.
I don’t think Brunson is anything special and while Silva is definitely over the hill I think he can find a way to win this one.
UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie is set for Saturday, February 11 in the Barclays Center at Brooklyn, New York.
UFC 208 Main Card (pay-per-view)
Germaine de Randamie -123 vs. Holly Holm
Derek Brunson -127 vs. Anderson Silva
Glover Teixeira -150 vs. Jared Cannonier
Ronaldo Souza -587 vs. Tim Boetsch
Dustin Poirier -330 vs. Jim Miller
The preliminary card FS1 and UFC Fight Pass has Randy Brown vs. Belal Muhammad, Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki, Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev, Ian McCall vs. Jarred Brooks, TBA vs. Marcin Tybura, Ryan LaFlare vs. Roan Carneiro and Phillipe Nover vs. Rick Glenn.
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