UFC 208 Results: Holm vs. de Randamie – A featherweight champion is crowned
History was made tonight in the main event at UFC 208 as Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie vied for the organization’s first women’s featherweight title. The event took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Tonight a three-man commentary team was unveiled in Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Holm, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion had an opportunity to become the first woman to hold two titles in the UFC.
She fell short however in a five-round decision against de Randamie. A bout between de Randamie and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino is likely pending.
The legend and former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva returned to take on rising middleweight contender, Derek Brunson in the evening’s co-main event. It was a fight to remember and maybe not for the right reasons. Silva, was Silva, flashy, unorthodox, but yet, lost the fight…….. but not on paper. In a three round war, Derek Brunson should have won the decision however it was given to Silva and it was a questionable decision that lit up social media.
Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza proved once again why he should be the next in line aside from Yoel Romero for a UFC middleweight title shot after a first round submission of Tim Boetsch.
And the unluckiest man in mixed martial arts, Ian MCcall was pulled from tonight’s card due to gastrointestinal issues.
McCall weighed in yesterday in Brooklyn, New York for the card which marked his fifth attempt at a comeback since retiring from the sport.
As FOX Sports’ Damon Martin reports: “The string of bad luck started in 2015 when McCall was forced out of a bout with Dustin Ortiz due to injury. His next fight was cancelled two days before the event when Justin Scoggins was unable to make weight and the UFC ultimately pulled the bout from the card.
“McCall’s next fight was scheduled for UFC 203 but his opponent Ray Borg fell off the card just a day before the event dealing with an illness.
“Finally, McCall was forced out of his most recent bout against Neil Seery when he fell ill just a day away from the fight.
“Now illness has struck again with McCall pulled from his fight with Brooks on Saturday night at UFC 208.
“McCall has now been out of action for more than two years due to the various issues preventing him from returning to the Octagon.”
UFC 208 proceeded with 10 fights. Marcin Tybura vs. Justin Willis was also cancelled yesterday after Willis was declared medically unfit.
Updated UFC 208 card and results below:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) – for inaugural women’s featherweight title
Anderson Silva defeated Derek Brunson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Ronaldo Souza defeated Tim Boetsch via submission (Kimura) – Round 1, 3:41
Glover Teixeira defeated Jared Cannoneir via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Dustin Poirier defeated Jim Miller via majority decision (28-28, 30-27, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
Belal Muhammad defeated Randy Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Wilson Reis defeated Ulka Sasaki via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Islam Makhachev defeated Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-27)
Rick Glenn defeated Phillipe Nover via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Ryan LaFlare defeated Roan Carneiro via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)