Article

UFC introduces women's featherweight division with title fight in Brooklyn

When the Octagon lands in Brooklyn, New York for the first time on Feb. 11, it will be a historic night, as the UFC unveils the women’s featherweight division for the first time, with Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie battling it out at UFC 208 to become the promotion’s first female world champion at 145 pounds.

This five-round championship bout, which airs live on Pay-Per-View from Barclays Center, is also a must see because it pits two of combat sports’ greatest strikers against each other, as three-division world boxing champion Holm squares off with three-division Muay Thai champion de Randamie.

Tickets for UFC 208 go on sale to the general public on Dec. 16. UFC Fight Club members will have access to tickets on Dec. 14, and those who subscribe to the UFC newsletter may buy tickets on Dec. 15. Tickets may be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.

The fighting pride of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Holly Holm is one of the most decorated combat sports athletes of this era. A three-division world boxing champion widely considered to be an all-time great in the ring, Holm moved to MMA full-time in 2013, and by November of 2015, she had shocked the world with a second round knockout of Ronda Rousey that earned her the UFC women’s bantamweight title. On Feb. 11, “The Preacher’s Daughter” can make headlines once again if she can defeat de Randamie to become only the fourth fighter in UFC history to win titles in two weight classes.

Intent on making some history of her own in Brooklyn, the Netherlands’ Germaine de Randamie first made an impact on the sports world by going 46-0 with 30 knockouts in her pro Muay Thai career. Described by some as the female Anderson Silva, de Randamie won two fights in Strikeforce before debuting in the UFC in 2013 with a win over Julie Kedzie. In her last two bouts, Utrecht’s de Randamie picked up a pair of knockout victories over Larissa Pacheco and Anna Elmose, setting the stage for her first title fight in February.

Stay tuned to UFC.com for more fight card announcements.
Save

Media

Recent
After a win in Week 1, Joby Sanchez returned to Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series for Week 7 and earned a UFC contract with a dominating win.
17/10/2017
Benito Lopez showed tremendous heart and perseverance to earn himself a UFC contract on Week 7 of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. Watch the full series again exclusively on FIGHT PASS.
17/10/2017
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone plans on giving undefeated British phenom Darren Till a reality check when they square off in the 5 round main event at Fight Night Gdansk: Cowboy vs Till this Saturday live and exclusive on UFC FIGHT PASS.
17/10/2017
Follow Karolina Kowalkiewicz as she attempts to get back in the win column against Jodie Esquibel this Saturday at Fight Night Gdansk, live on FIGHT PASS. Prelims get underway 11:30AM/8:30AM ETPT.
17/10/2017