MMA: De Randamie crowned first women's featherweight champ at UFC 208

MMA: De Randamie crowned first women's featherweight champ at UFC 208
Germaine de Randamie, of the Netherlands, punches Holly Holm during a women's featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 208 Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in New York. - AP photo / Frank Franklin II
GERMAINE de Randamie was crowned the UFC's first female featherweight champion after defeating Holly Holm via unanimous decision, Mirror Online reported today.

All three judges scored the fight 48-47 in De Randamie’s favour against her American opponent, who is a former bantamweight champion.

The dutchwoman started well in the UFC 208 main event in Brooklyn, New York and held on to claim a historic victory of the newly-created 145 pound (65.7kg) division.
"It was a close fight. In the third round, she caught me with a head kick.

“But I came to fight. She didn't come to fight. I like to fight,” she said in a post fight interview.

Meanwhile, in the co-main event, Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva emerged victorious over Derek Brunson from the USA.

It was his first victory since 2012.

The 41-year-old MMA legend looked to have lost at least two rounds against Brunson, but was instead granted a unanimous decision win by all three judges.