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#15 Women's Bantamweight Division


"The Iron Lady"

Germaine de Randamie

Women's Bantamweight Division

10-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Germaine de Randamie

athlete record


Learn more about Germaine de Randamie's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Utrecht, Netherlands
Trains at
Team Germaine- csa Holland
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Octagon Debut
Aug. 19, 2012
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2008

  • Four wins by KO, one by submission (guillotine)

  • Has won eight of her last 11

  • Three first round finishes

  • Was described as the “female Anderson Silva” by Cesar Gracie

  • Origin of nickname: “They call me ‘The Iron Lady.’ My first Muay Thai coach gave me that name. Come see me fight and I will do my very best to show why he gave me that name.”

UFC Fight Night (4/6/24) De Randamie lost a three round unanimous decision to Norma Dumont 

UFC on ESPN (10/4/20) De Randamie submitted Julianna Pena via guillotine choke at 3:25 of the third round

UFC 245 (12/14/19) De Randamie lost a five round unanimous decision to Amanda Nunes in a bout for the UFC women’s bantamweight title

UFC Fight Night (7/13/19) De Randamie stopped Aspen Ladd via strikes at :16 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/10/18) De Randamie won a three round unanimous decision over Raquel Pennington

UFC 208 (2/11/17) De Randamie won a five round unanimous decision over Holly Holm to earn the UFC women’s featherweight championship. Was later stripped of title

UFC Fight Night (5/8/16) De Randamie stopped Anna Elmose via strikes at 3:46 of the first round

UFC 185 (3/14/15) De Randamie stopped Larissa Pacheco via strikes at 2:02 of the second round

UFC Fight for the Troops (11/6/13) De Randamie was stopped by Amanda Nunes via strikes at 3:56 of the first round

UFC on FOX (7/27/13) De Randamie won a three round split decision over Julie Kedzie



Rousey vs. Kaufman (8/18/12) De Randamie won a three round unanimous decision over Hiroko Yamanaka

Challengers 16 (6/24/11) De Randamie lost a three round unanimous decision to Julia Budd

DIAZ VS CYBORG (1/29/11) De Randamie knocked out Stephanie Webber with a knee at 4:25 of the first round.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was 15. I started because I gained some weight and wanted to lose it. A friend of mine was training and asked me to come with him to train Muay Thai. I went and never stopped!! My trainer asked me after two months if I wanted to fight. I said ‘yeah,’ and fell in love with the sport!! After that my only goal was to become the best!!

What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC women’s featherweight champion. I have one Dutch title in Muay Thai, three European titles in Muay Thai and I hold 10 world titles in Muay Thai in three different weight classes from seven different organizations. I have 46 Muay Thai pro fights - 46 wins and 30 wins came by the way of knockout. I would consider myself a white belt in any discipline, because every day I still learn so much. And I'm eager to learn so much more.

Do you have any heroes? My mom is my hero!!

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means so much to me to be a part of the first group and weight class of women to fight in the UFC, and even more to be the first Dutch woman to set foot in the Octagon. It's beyond an honor, it’s a privilege and extremely humbling.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Nurse

What was your job before you started fighting? I was working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital with children in the emergency department.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I have an unbeaten record as an amateur Muay Thai fighter

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? An unbeaten pro Muay Thai record.

Favorite grappling technique:
I still need to learn a lot, so at this point I love everything I learn in grappling.

Favorite Striking technique: I like elbows