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Germaine de Randamie
Born/Date of Birth: April 24, 1984
Place of Birth: Utrecht, Netherlands
Other names: The Iron Lady
Nationality: Dutch
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 146 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Parents: Wil Mattu
Division: Bantamweight (135 lbs),Featherweight (145 lbs)
Reach: 71 in (180 cm)
Style: Muay Thai, Boxing
Fighting out of: Utrecht, Netherlands
Team: CSA Holland
Germaine Martha de Randamie (born April 24, 1984) is a Dutch mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. Undefeated in sanctioned kickboxing bouts, she competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and was the first UFC Women's Featherweight Champion. Prior to joining the UFC, de Randamie competed in the Strikeforce featherweight division. As of February 10, 2020, she is #1 in the UFC women's bantamweight rankings and #9 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.

Kickboxing
De Randamie competed in kickboxing with an undefeated record of 46–0 including 30 knockouts.

Mixed martial arts career
Early MMA career
De Randamie made her MMA debut on December 19, 2008, at Revolution Fight Club 2. She faced Vanessa Porto and was defeated via submission (armbar) in the first round.
On September 11, 2010, de Randamie earned her first MMA win when she defeated Nikohl Johnson via unanimous decision at Playboy Fight Night 5.

Strikeforce
De Randamie debuted for Strikeforce on January 29, 2011, at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg against Stephanie Webber. She defeated Webber via knockout in the first round.

De Randamie next faced Julia Budd in a rematch from a past Muay Thai bout at Strikeforce Challengers 16: Fodor vs. Terry on June 24, 2011. She was defeated via unanimous decision.

On August 18, 2012, de Randamie faced Hiroko Yamanaka at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman. She won the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, and 30–27).

Ultimate Fighting Championship
Women's bantamweight
On April 18, 2013, it was announced that de Randamie would make her Ultimate Fighting Championship debut on July 27, 2013.
De Randamie debuted against Julie Kedzie at UFC on Fox 8. Relying mostly on clinch work, Germaine won the fight via split decision (30–27, 28–29, and 29–28).
De Randamie next faced Amanda Nunes at UFC Fight Night 31 on November 6, 2013. She lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
De Randamie next faced Larissa Pacheco at UFC 185 on March 14, 2015. She won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Women's featherweight
De Randamie faced former bantamweight champion, Holly Holm, at UFC 208 for the inaugural UFC Women's Featherweight Championship on February 11, 2017. She won the fight via unanimous decision. At the end of the second and third rounds, de Randamie continued to throw punches after the horn had sounded. The first of those punches was a right hand that visibly wobbled Holm, who had already stopped fighting. The referee, however, did not take a point on either occasion, which affected the result of the fight and drew criticism from UFC president Dana White. Of the media outlets that reported on the fight, 14 of 23 media outlets scored the bout in favour of Holm. After the fight, de Randamie stated that the blows after the horn were unintentional. In contrast, Holm stated that she believed de Randamie's punches after the horn were intentional.

Stripping of Women’s Featherweight Championship
In late May, de Randamie released a statement over social media that she plans to move back to the bantamweight division and rejected the fight with Cris Cyborg due to her repeated transgressions with PEDs. Her decision on not wanting to fight Cyborg drew criticism from many in the media by claiming she was avoiding Cyborg and ignoring her responsibility as a champion to fight any and all challengers. In turn, the promotion stripped her of the title on June 19, 2017. Instead, the newly signed Megan Anderson replaced her and was slated to face Cyborg for the UFC Women's Featherweight Championship at UFC 214, before Anderson herself was then replaced by Invicta Bantamweight Champion Tonya Evinger.

Returning to bantamweight division
De Randamie was expected to face Marion Reneau on September 2, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 115. However, de Randamie pulled out citing injury and was replaced by Talita Bernardo.
A bout against Ketlen Vieira was announced for UFC Fight Night 125 on February 3, 2018. However, the bout was soon cancelled due to a hand injury sustained by de Randamie.
De Randamie faced former title challenger Raquel Pennington at UFC Fight Night 139 on November 10, 2018. She won the fight via unanimous decision.
On March 8, 2019, de Randamie signed a new 6-fight contract with the UFC.
De Randamie faced Aspen Ladd on July 13, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 155. She won the fight via technical knockout in round one.
De Randamie faced Amanda Nunes in a rematch, on December 14, 2019 at UFC 245 for UFC women's bantamweight title fight. She lost the fight via unanimous decision.
De Randamie is expected to face Julianna Peña on October 4, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana.

Personal life
De Randamie was born in Utrecht to a Surinamese father and a Dutch mother.
De Randamie is a police officer in the Netherlands and she worked as a psychiatric nurse prior to becoming a police officer.
De Randamie knocked out a man named Tom Waes who was 40 lbs heavier than her in a pro boxing match.

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