A second women’s bout between bantamweight strikers Amanda “Lioness” Nunes and Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie has been added to UFC Fight Night 31: “Fight For The Troops 3” on November 6th in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. UFC officials announced plans for the fight earlier this evening.
Both fighters are coming off of victories in their UFC debuts. Nunes stopped Sheila “The German Tank” Gaff at UFC 163 this past month. De Randamie outpointed Julie “Fireball” Kedzie at UFC on FOX 8. UFC Fight Night 31 also features Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis taking on Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche.
Nunes (8-3-0) found herself in a potential must-win situation when she debuted for the UFC on August 3rd. After going 2-2 during a four-fight run in Strikeforce and Invicta FC, Nunes began her UFC career with a big victory in one of her most impressive performances to date. She fought off an early rear-naked choke attempt from Gaff and mauled the German fighter with punches and elbows on the ground for a commanding first-round TKO victory. All eight of Nunes’s wins have ended inside the distance, including seven via a form of knockout.
De Randamie (4-2-0) is widely regarded as one of the very best female strikers in the world today. The undefeated multi-time Muay Thai world champion got off to a rocky start in her MMA career, but she has now won four of five fights since dropping her MMA debut. On July 27th, de Randamie showcased much-improved takedown defence in her bout with Kedzie and controlled the many clinch battles en route to a close but well-deserved Split Decision win. She looks to continue her run towards the top of the division with another victory in two months’ time.
UFC Fight Night 31: “Fight For The Troops 3” is set for November 6th at Fort Campbell in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The event is headlined by a middleweight bout between Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Tim Kennedy, and also features a second female fight between Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis and Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche.
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