UFC 245 is set to take place in December at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and is one of the most anticipated events of the year. This is the final event of 2019 for the organisation on what has been another hugely successful year. The event headliner will see UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman face off against bitter rival and former interim title holder Colby Covington. There continues to be a feud between the two fighters, which further adds to the excitement and build up for the fight.
Featherweight champion Max Holloway will also fight on the card as he defends his title against Alexander Volkanovski. The latter is on a 17 fight win streak with a record of 20 wins and just one loss. This includes a recent decision victory over Jose Aldo at UFC 237, so this sets up for a fascinating matchup between the pair. However, the ‘Lioness’ will be looking to steal the show as she defends her Women’s Bantamweight title against the inaugural featherweight champion, Germain de Randamie. The current Indiana online sports betting has Nunes as the strong favourite for victory, which is little surprise considering her recent results.
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Germaine de Randamie is known as ‘The Iron Lady’ and is 35 years of age. She fights out of the American Kickboxing academy and has long been touted as a potential match-up for Amanda Nunes. She was the first Women’s featherweight champion in the UFC, bringing in an incredible 46-0 record from kickboxing. This sets her up well for the stand-up style of fighting that Nunes will bring.
Germaine de Randamie has a professional MMA record of 9 wins and three loses and has only been beaten once in the UFC. This was against Nunes by TKO in the first round at their bout at UFC Fight Night 31. Since then she has won five fights in succession against the likes of Holly Holm, Raquel Pennington and Aspen Ladd. Germaine will be hopeful she can now provide a much greater challenge than there fight in 2013 and possibly even shock the world with a victory.
Amanda Nunes on the other hand is 31 years of age and widely regarded as the greatest female fighter in the history of the sport. The Brazilian fights out of the American top team and is the reigning champion in both the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. She was the first female fighter to become a two-division champion, which also now sees her sitting fifth in the UFC pound for pound rankings that are headed by Jon Jones.
Nunes has a professional record of 18 wins and just four loses and is currently on a nine fight win streak. She has only been beaten once in the UFC by Cat Zingano back in 2014. Her recent nine win streak includes victories over Holly Holm, Raquel Pennington, Miesha Tate and of course Ronda Rousey. She has stopped the winning run of Cyborg with a first round knockout, with the latter previously being one of the most avoided fighters in the UFC. Nunes also has two decision victories over Valentina Shevchenko, which is why you can see why she is regarded as the greatest ever.