A women’s bantamweight title defense has been added to UFC 245 according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN as champion Amanda Nunes defends against #1 Germaine De Randamie.
Nunes (18-4-0) is going to be making the fifth defense of the championship, last defending it against former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm at UFC 239. Nunes and De Randamie have met once before, with Nunes scoring a first round TKO win at UFC Fight For The Troops III in November of 2013. Nunes is also the current UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion, defeating Cyborg via first round knockout at UFC 232 to claim the gold.
De Randamie (9-3-0) has been undefeated since the loss to Nunes, with notable wins coming over the aforementioned Holm, Raquel Pennington and Aspen Ladd. De Randamie was the first ever UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion, defeating Holm via decision at UFC 208 to win the gold. De Randamie has picked up nine wins as a professional MMA fighter and more than half of those victories came by way of decision.
UFC 245 takes place on Saturday, December 14 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.