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UFC 208: Germaine De Randamie crowned first UFC women’s featherweight champion

other sports Updated: Feb 12, 2017 12:13 IST
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Germaine De Randamie

Germaine de Randamie celebrates her victory over Holly Holm in their women's featherweight championship bout during the UFC 208 event.(Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm by unanimous decision in a clinch-filled bout at UFC 208 to become the first UFC women’s featherweight champion.

The 32-year-old de Randamie (7-3) dropped to her knees in celebration as the Barclays Center crowd booed the end of a lackluster bout on Saturday.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) created the new 145-pound division in part as a showcase for Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino. Justino was the lone fan standing in the front row toward the end of the five-round bout. Justino’s UFC fate is in limbo because of a doping violation that knocked her off the New York card.

A fight may not be on the immediate horizon.

De Randamie, a Dutch kickboxer who also fought in Strikeforce, said she needed surgery on one of her hands after the fight.

Holm (10-3) has lost three straight bouts since she became the first fighter to defeat Ronda Rousey in December 2015.