Derek Brunson set to appeal his UFC 208 loss to Anderson Silva

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Derek Brunson to file official appeal of his loss to Anderson Silva UFC 208 was a bit of a lackluster evening of action.  In fact, there’s been more action after the card, than there was during it.  Holly Holm filed an appeal to have her decision loss appealed due to illegal strikes after the round … Read moreDerek Brunson set to appeal his UFC 208 loss to Anderson Silva

Holly Holm files appeal of UFC 208 decision

Holly Holm files appeal of UFC 208 decision

The main event of UFC 208 between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight title has been discussed daily due to the controversial nature in which many feel de Randamie secured the unanimous decision win. On two occasions, the now champion de Randamie landed blows on Holm that came after … Read moreHolly Holm files appeal of UFC 208 decision

Tyron Woodley has some thoughts on what Holly Holm should do next

Tyron Woodley has some thoughts on what Holly Holm should do next

Following her unanimous decision loss at UFC 208, Holly Holm has found herself amidst a 3-fight losing streak. Regardless of whether or not you think the decision should have went her way, the L has been placed on her record.

So the big question is – what’s next? A drop back down to 135lbs? A rematch with women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie? Or perhaps just another fight at 145lbs? Given that her performance wasn’t necessarily a bad one, she has options.

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley knows a thing or two about options as he’s not only one of the best fighters in the sport, but he has proven to be one of the game’s top analysts as well. And he feels Holly should step outside of the octagon for a bit to recalibrate.

While speaking with TMZ, Woodley shared his thoughts on how he thinks Holly should proceed:

“Maybe do something outside of the octagon. Hopefully something that builds her brand and makes her more valuable inside of the octagon. You know, just take a page out of Ronda’s book.”

Holly Holm’s name still has some bite to it despite her current losing streak. Being the first person to defeat Ronda Rousey will always catch people’s ear, so perhaps she’ll take Tryon’s advice and start to look at some other options to give herself a bit of a reprieve.

“Mixed martial arts is so popular, it might be the most popular sport in the U.S. right now. So I gotta believe that someone will be looking to have a nice little spinoff with a mixed martial arts competitor,” he continued.

For more on Tyron and his thoughts on Holly, check out the video below:

 

Germaine de Randamie “I am not a dirty fighter”

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Controversy ruled the day as Germaine de Randamie hit Holly Holm after the belt in both the 2nd and 3rd rounds.  Here’s what she has to say regarding the incidents During the UFC 208 PPV, the Featherweight title match between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie had a couple of unfortunate late punches to Holly … Read moreGermaine de Randamie “I am not a dirty fighter”

Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie: The Scorecards

Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie: The Scorecards

UFC 208 was one of the more interesting events in quite sometime, mainly due to the officiating, or in some cases lack thereof. Unanimous decision wins by Anderson Silva and the new UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie received quite a bit of backlash from fans, media, and the world of social media. De Randamie … Read moreHolly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie: The Scorecards

Nate Diaz steps back into the octagon…

Nate Diaz steps back into the octagon...

…well not THAT octagon. We haven’t seen Nate Diaz in the cage since UFC 202 back in August of 216, and by now everyone is well aware that Nate can’t seem to get a fight from the UFC. So much so that he has decided to apply for a boxing license in the state of Nevada. … Read moreNate Diaz steps back into the octagon…

A less than thrilled Dana White talks UFC 208 with Megan Olivi

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Dana White spoke to Megan Olivi about UFC 208 Oh Dana, such a character.  When asked what his favorite aspect of UFC 208 was, Dana White paused, and responded “The plane ride home.” Megan quickly pointed out the firefight between Miller and Poirier and Dana perked up a bit.  He commented on how good the … Read moreA less than thrilled Dana White talks UFC 208 with Megan Olivi

Derek Brunson puts UFC 208 judges on blast

Derek Brunson puts judges on blast

Last night was not the greatest night if you were an MMA judge. UFC 208’s two marquee bouts ended in a bit of controversy as many had the fights scored opposite of the official decision. With that, we have our first UFC women’s featherweight champion in Germain de Randamie, and a VERY upset Derek Brunson. … Read moreDerek Brunson puts UFC 208 judges on blast

Playing Matchmaker – Fights to make post UFC 208

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UFC 208 is in the books, and now it’s time to look forward and play matchmaker The fights are over, and we know the winners and losers from UFC 208. The UFC circus never stops touring, so already they are hard at work trying to figure out who should face off with whom next.  This … Read morePlaying Matchmaker – Fights to make post UFC 208

Twitter reacts to Germaine de Randamie’s controversial decision win

Twitter reacts to Germaine de Randamie's controversial decision win

UFC 208 is now in the books, and with it we have our first ever UFC women’s featherweight champion – Germaine de Randamie. With shots after the bell and a controversial decision, many fighters took to Twitter and Instagram to voice their opinions. The judging was called into question quite a few times last night in … Read moreTwitter reacts to Germaine de Randamie’s controversial decision win

With her USADA case looking good, Cyborg has her eyes on the title

With her USADA case looking good, Cyborg has her eyes on the title

Last night at UFC 208 we saw the crowning of the first ever UFC women’s featherweight champion. Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm in a widely contested unanimous decision victory to earn the title. Cris Cyborg, the division’s most prominent figure, was on hand to see the historic moment. With Dana White recently stating that … Read moreWith her USADA case looking good, Cyborg has her eyes on the title

UFC 208 Post Fight Bonus Award Winners – 50K each

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The fights are in the books, and the UFC decided to hand out three big bonus checks The Barclays Center is empty, as the capacity crowd has filed out into the night after taking in ten fights.  Of those ten clashes, nine of them went to the judges scorecards. That’s not usually a good indicator … Read moreUFC 208 Post Fight Bonus Award Winners – 50K each

UFC 208 – Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie Preliminary Results

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Before the PPV action kicks off, Fox Sports 1 hosted a handful of fights, here’s how they played out Brooklyn, New York played host to the UFC 208 Preliminary Fights.  There were five fights on the docket, after Ian McCall was forced off the card today via illness, and Justin Willis was ruled medically unfit … Read moreUFC 208 – Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie Preliminary Results

Watch the UFC 208 Post Fight Press Conference Live Stream here

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After all tonight’s action, watch the post fight press conference here at mikeswick.com

Tonight after the UFC crowns their inaugural women’s Featherweight Champion, head over here and watch the Post Fight Press Conference.  Hear from the winners, as well as the losers following one of the biggest events of the year.

Holly Holm, Germaine de Randamie, Anderson Silva, Derek Brunson, and many more should be available to speak about their fights.  It’s usually a pretty compelling view, so don’t miss it.  The press conference typically begins approximately 30 minutes after the main event ends.

UFC 208 takes place tonight from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.  The main PPV card begins at 7PM PST.  The Fox Sports 1 Prelims begin at 5PM PST.

UFC 208 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 6

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Episode 6 of UFC 208 Embedded brings us behind-the-scenes of fight week as we get closer to crowning the first ever UFC women’s featherweight champion.

Episode 6 of Embedded picks up with the fighters boarding a bus to head to the Kings Theater.  They are headed there for the ceremonial weigh ins. We see Germaine de Randamie and UFC newcomer Jarred Brooks referring to each other as future champions. Holly Holm sits with coach John Winkeljohn checking out a video from her Instagram.

As they arrive at the theater, UFC Event Manager Heidi Dean helps the fighters navigate the ice covered parking lot and into the theater.  They don’t want a fighter falling at this point.  They enter the theater and the friendliness of Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm is on display as they talk shoe sizes and shoes. It seems like there is no prefight animosity on either side, whatsoever.

The video then takes us through the ceremonial weigh ins of the main event as well as the co-main. All fighters are relaxed and ready to go about the task at hand. Germaine closes the show addressing the fans saying, “Let’s make it one hell of a night, with all of you.”