Ahead of her UFC 208 inaugural women’s featherweight tile fight, Germaine de Randamie has defended her combative sports resume, explaining how while she may still be relatively fresh in MMA, she has a very extensive professional kickboxing record that saw her go undefeated. In addition, de Randamie explained that she had even knocked out a male opponent who outweighed her by 40 pounds, pointing out that she isn’t too concerned with fighting women at 145 pounds:
“A lot of people don’t know my credentials in kickboxing,” de Randamie (6-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) told MMAjunkie in advance of her title bout opposite former bantamweight champ Holly Holm (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 208. “I’ve fought the best, the top of the top, the best female fighters in the world – in three weight divisions. I fought a man who had 40 pounds over me, and I knocked him out.”
“If we talk about credentials, I think I’m right where I want to be,” de Randamie said. “After Saturday, nobody will ever forget me again.”
We have now found footage of de Randamie in the fight with a male opponent who clearly has quite the size advantage over ‘Iron Lady’. See the video above & watch as ‘Iron Lady’ Germaine de Randamie KOs male opponent in an impressive display.
De Randamie of course will be entering into the fight on a 2-fight win streak that has seen her pick up back to back TKO wins in her last two fights. Most recently, De Randamie stepped into the Octagon in front of her hometown fans in Rotterdam, where she picked up a 1st round TKO win over Anna Elmose.
Holly Holm on the other hand will be stepping into the Octagon on a 2-fight skid that saw her lose the UFC women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 196 to Miesha Tate, before then dropping a unanimous decision to Valentina Shevchenko mid-way through 2016.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/9/2017.