Germaine de Randamie is the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight champion after defeating Holly Holm via controversial decision victory at UFC 208.
The fight was somewhat tarnished by the poor officiating seen from referee Todd Anderson, who allowed de Randamie to land several powerful strikes after the bell had sounded at the end of both the first and seconds rounds. He also neglected to deduct a point for either incident.
Overall it was a very close matchup, that eventually saw all three judges scoring the bout 48-47 to de Randamie. Elsewhere on the card Anderson Silva and Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza picked up big wins over Derek Brunson and Tim Boetsch respectively.
Check out the full results from UFC 208: Holm vs de Randamie below.
Main Card Results:
Germaine de Randamie def. Holly Holm via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Anderson Silva def. Derek Brunson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jacare Souza def. Tim Boetsch via submission at 3:41 of round 1
Glover Teixeira def. Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Dustin Poirier def. Jim Miller via majority decision (28-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Preliminary card results:
Wilson Reis def. Ulka Sasaki via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Belal Muhammad def. Randy Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Islam Makhachev def. Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-27)
Rick Glenn def. Philippe Nover via unanimous decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Ryan LaFlare def. Roan Carneiro via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)