Dutch Muay Thai champ Germaine de Randamie is 2-1 in the Octagon, but the hometown hero gets the kind of crowd reaction usually reserved for Ronda Rousey or Conor McGregor. She’s also taller and vastly more experienced than opponent Anna Elmose, and since this is Elmose’s UFC debut, can you guess who’s supposed to win this one?
It takes all of two seconds for Elmose to discern that De Randamie’s length and striking skills are too much for her to deal with, so she presses the local hero up against the cage and hunts relentlessly for a takedown. It takes a couple minutes for De Ramdamie to shrug her off, and a minute or so more for her to find the Thai clinch, but the subsequent knees to the body are worth it, as the final one lands right to the liver and crumbles Elmose.
That’s all she wrote.
Result: Germaine de Randamie def. Anna Elmose via TKO (Knees) at 3:46, R1