Women’s Featherweight: Holly Holm
The inaugural women’s featherweight title will be on the line in the main event of February 11’s UFC 208 from Brooklyn, New York when former bantamweight champion Holly Holm faces off against Germaine de Randamie.
The future of this division is extremely unclear at the moment, as the UFC technically doesn’t have a 145-pound class filled with contenders. Apparently, the plan was to create the title for Invicta FC champion Cris Cyborg Justino to be able to compete in her own weight class rather than fighting at in catchweight bouts, but the Brazilian was recently flagged by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) for a potential anti-doping violation.
Because of this uncertainty, I’m going to base this prediction off of my prediction for the upcoming fight. Both ladies are exciting strikers, and although Holm has hit some rough times as of late, I feel as if she is the more well-rounded and more experienced mixed martial artist. I’ll pick her to get by GDR next month and finish off the year with the title, that is if the division lasts that long.