Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm will be fighting for the chance to become the first UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion when she faces Germaine De Randamie at UFC 208.
For Holm, it is a great opportunity to be a part of the ground floor for the UFC’s newest division.
“I know that right now, it’s the start of the division,” said Holm to MMA Junkie “But there are so many girls that want the opportunity. I guarantee you they could build a division in no time. They’ve just got to make some phone calls. You’ve got to start somewhere. I know they’re already talking to other girls. Maybe the full roster hasn’t been set up yet. We’ll leave it up to the promotion, because that’s what they do.”
Holm will be entering the historic fight on a two fight losing streak, but she still feels that she’s one of the best fighters in the world.
“I know I have two losses, but I didn’t get schooled in my last two fights,” she said. “Against Miesha Tate, I was winning until I got choked out. And my fight with Shevchenko, she’s going for the title, and it was a close fight. In my heart, I know she won that fight. She was the better fighter that night. I believe that anybody can be beat, and I still have that in me. I have that confidence in me. I still have confidence in my ability. I just need to perform.”
UFC 208 takes place on Saturday, February 11 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie headlining.