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Published: Sun, February 12, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

UFC 208 breakdown, betting odds and picks


Below are the current money lines and over/under odds for the UFC 208 pay-per-view card. That's left the new title up for grabs between former bantamweight champion Holm and Muay Thai specialist de Randamie, who are both embracing the opportunity to start a new chapter for women in the UFC. Following a record-setting 2016 that featured five events topping 1m purchases, the mixed martial arts company heads into its first full year under a new ownership group as ambitious as its ever been.

The Spider also mentioned that he could have only three or four years in his career and thus this matchup better happen. "Not every girl has to cut a lot of weight anymore and put herself in danger, and I think that will make a big difference".

"She's coming from a stand-up history", Holm said.

Holm sensationally defeated Ronda Rousey to win the bantamweight title, but lost the belt to Miesha Tate at UFC 196. In addition, she ranked number one in multiple weight classes - 140, 147 and 154. "I want to do more". But when you win that's what makes it worth it.

De Randamie, a three-time kickboxing world champion, is happy with her achievements in the combat sports world and believes winning UFC gold would cap off a fine career. Putting Germaine up against the fence, then working off the single.

So why is de Randamie the favorite?

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Holm sits as a -105 underdog in her MMA featherweight debut. And she looked bad in her most recent bout with Valentina Shevchenko, losing via a decision. This fight, though? Not so much. Now, it's Holm's turn to play pioneer at 145 pounds. It should be noted that since defeating Ronda Rousey, she has faced nothing but the best at 135. In fact, it thrust her into super stardom but only she was unable to retain her world title. And while it would seem like a desperate situation given the possibility of his drought extending to six fights, the former longtime UFC Middleweight champion appears less concerned about wins and losses than ever. Rousey walked into the counter striker and Holly made her pay. Never mind the fact that Justino is now suspended after getting flagged for an anti-doping violation, in some peoples' minds her absence is enough to somehow invalidate an otherwise fascinating fight.

From the looks of it, the event is already on its way to becoming a success. 'Maybe she'll come back in the future.

"I know I have two losses but I also know that I didn't get schooled in my last two fights", Holm said. Her last two opponents successfully took her most risky weapons away.

At 35 years of age, Holm is still enjoying the fight game and has no plans of retiring soon. It's not as though we're getting the two absolute best featherweights to battle for this crown, and it's definitely not a fight people have been clamoring for since women came to the UFC in early 2013. That means approximately 11 months of "Cyborg"-free MMA in the UFC's women's 145-pound division". Who will fill these spots and how will the promotion piece will be packaged?

"You know it's time", said Holm. Rarely do we see such contrast created from the direct result of one fight.

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