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When this card was initially announced, skepticism was abound. By adding a 145-pound women’s title, UFC showed its potential to continue to grow, but it also showed the weakness of its “superstars.”
Holly Holm, the woman who finally stopped Ronda Rousey’s incredible run at 135 pounds, is a great fighter, but she’s also coming off of consecutive losses. While she has the signature win of a career by stopping Rousey, she is facing the potential of becoming remembered as the Buster Douglas of MMA if she loses for a third straight time.
Meanwhile, her opponent, Germaine de Randamie, is on a two-fight win streak with consecutive knockouts.
In fact, her last loss came against current bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who has said she wants to pull a Conor McGregor-style move and hold two belts simultaneously.
But the biggest problem is that by adding this division, UFC is missing the best women’s fighter in the world at 145 pounds: Cris Cyborg.
Even though she is currently facing a suspension for an anti-doping violation, Cyborg has dominated opponents for the last 10 years. In her two fights for UFC, she’s been forced to cut down to 140 pounds and said she needed more time to recover from the weight cut, keeping her out of this fight.
If she gets cleared of the violation, she needs to be the first opponent for the winner.
Saturday’s paper-per-view will also bring the return of Anderson”The Spider” Silva. Considered the best pound-for-pound fighter ever, Silva hasn’t won a fight since 2012 and is 0-4-1 in his last five fights. He’s fighting more for legacy instead of greatness and faces a tough test in Derek Brunson on Saturday.