Hey everyone this is Kerry Stellar, from In The Girls Corner, UFC 208 is going to be not only a historic card, but an exciting one as well.
With the women’s inaugural Featherweight title on the line, and this being the first UFC fight card at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, it will be a card to remember.
Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier (20-5-0) is set to face Jim Miller (28-8-0); to call both of these men IFC veterans is an understatement. This Lightweight matchup is going to be a battle, I have a feeling it will be a stand up war, with some amazing Jim Miller takedowns. I would love to see Jim Miller win, however I think Dustin Poirier will win, possibly by way of a TKO/KO.
Glover Teixeira (25-5-0) takes on Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier (9-1-0) in a Light Heavyweight match up. I am feeling a big win for Glover over Jared, they both have the ability to make this fight a Fight of the Night and a striking clinic, although I think experience and Glover’s well-rounded skill-set will give him the win.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (23-4-0) vs Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch (20-10-0)
This Middleweight match-up will be a war and could land them a potential Fight of the Night bonus. Tim has the skill and can beat Ronaldo especially if the fight goes the distance. I think Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will win by submission.
Anderson “The Spider” Silvia (33-8-0) vs Derek Brunson (16-4-0)
I am so excited for this Middleweight war. Any time Anderson Silva steps into the octagon it is a night fans won’t soon forget, with his “matrix” style fighting, Anderson always puts on a show, and a war. However in front of him will be Derek Brunson who is very well rounded fighter and has the skills and hunger to beat Anderson Silva. As much as any fight fan, I want to see ” The Spider ” walk out victorious, I feel that won’t happen, I think Brunson will win by decision.
The fight that fight fans have been waiting for, the Women’s Inaugural Featherweight Title fight will be an epic battle for the books. Holly “The Preachers Daughter” Holm (10-2-0) is facing Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie (6-3-0) for the Women’s Featherweight title.
I can’t wait for this even though it is a little strange not seeing a woman’s name that the winner of this battle will face. Both of these ladies are impressive fighters, Holly is a decorated boxer and kick-boxer, she is also the first fighter to beat Ronda Rousey, and second Bantamweight champion. Germaine is as talented as Holly, as she is a multiple-time Muay Thai Champion, which will make this fight a stand up war.
I am feeling a big win for Holly Holm, coming off two loses I am sure she is hungry, and more than ready to hear those famous words as her hand is raised, “And New Women’s Featherweight Champion”.