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The UFC has added a Women’s Featherweight division and have also scheduled the first bout to determine the inaugural champion for the new division. UFC.com reports that former UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm will face multiple division Muay Thai champion Germaine de Randamie.
The UFC returns to New York for the third event in a short period since the sport of MMA was approved professionally. On February 11th the UFC heads to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for UFC 208. The pay-per-view event will feature the unveiling of the women’s featherweight division.
This five-round championship bout pits two of combat sports’ greatest strikers with Holm as a three-division world boxing champion Holm and de Randamie a three-division Muay Thai champion.
Tickets for the event will go on sale to the general public on Dec. 16.
With a victory Holm would become only the fourth fighter in UFC history to win titles in more than one weight class. de Randamie looks to continue to make her mark in the UFC after going undefeated with over 45 victories in her professional Muay Thai career.