de Randamie Offers Holm a Rematch Following Controversial Late Strikes

Holly Holm’s calls for a featherweight world title rematch have been answered in prompt fashion by Germaine de Randamie.

The new UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie has confirmed via Facebook that she is happy to offer Holm a rematch to prove that she is the legitimate queen of the women’s 145-pound division.

The Dutch fighter’s unanimous decision saw her crowned as the champion in the UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight bout. Criticism was directed towards referee Todd Anderson’s refusal to dock a point for two blows which were thrown following the sounding of the horn at the end of rounds 2 and 3, which would have likely seen the fight scored a draw.

Holm stated that she had “lost respect” for de Randamie, and stated that she wanted a rematch due to the “illegal” blows.

de Randamie took to Facebook on Monday to answer calls from ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’. The post was later uploaded to Instagram by her management team:

Let's make it crystal clear then. @ironladymma

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With Cris Cyborg’s UFC career still in jeopardy, the UFC now have the opportunity to turn a disappointing event into a genuinely intriguing contest by arranging the rematch.