Germaine de Randamie jumped back to winning ways in his return fight with a submission win over Julianna Pena at UFC Fight Island 4.
Germaine de Randamie put an absolute clinic against Julianna Pena in a possible #1 contender’s match for the UFC Bantamweight Championship. Going against a seasoned grappler like Pena, Germaine showed striking prowess in the very first round with a knockdown and multiple significant strikes to her name. After a comfortable first round, Germaine faced the wrath of Pena’s grappling who secured over three minutes of ground control, with almost choking out the former Champion in the closing moments of the second round.
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However, Germaine came strong with Pena showing character to exchange strikes with the undefeated Kickboxing Champion. Pena managed to land several strikes, however, Germaine de Randamie was too crisp and quick for the rising prospect. Germaine de Randamie secured the victory after she was able to transition a takedown into a standing guillotine. De Randamie secured Pena’s neck and took her down for a brutal guillotine which left Pena unconscious on the ground. It was only after the referee realized that Pena’s arm had gone limp that he stepped in to stop the fight. Often regarded as the greatest striker in the history of combat sports, Germaine de Randamie picked up her first submission win of her MMA career.
Showing she's not just a striker, @IronLadyMMA choked Julianna Pena to sleep 🤫 #UFCFightIsland4 pic.twitter.com/0QVHZ2vdZx
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 4, 2020
Amanda Nunes vs Germaine de Randmie trilogy on cards?
Soon after the win, the former UFC Featherweight Champion called out Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes for a rematch for the Bantamweight gold. Both Germaine and Nunes have squared off against each other on two occasions in the past, with Nunes emerging victorious in both exchanges.
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“Hold your belt, Champ. Congratulation on your beautiful family. But I am not done yet. The iron lady is here.”
De Randamie put up an impressive performance against Amanda Nunes back at UFC 245. She looked strong and gave the toughest challenge to Amanda Nunes after a while. De Randamie has what it take to beat the Bantamweight Champion, and with a win over #4 ranked Bantamweight contender in the form of Julianna Pena, there’s a reason to believe that Germaine de Randamie could be looking at a trilogy fight with Amanda Nunes.
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