NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Amanda Nunes and Germaine De Randamie interact on stage during … [+]
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The UFC returns to Las Vegas for Saturday’s UFC 245 pay-per-view card. The main card, which streams on ESPN+, features three title fights. In the main event, Kamaru Usman puts his welterweight belt on the line against former-interim champion Colby Covington. Featherweight champ Max Holloway faces the 20-1 Alexander Volkanovski in the co-headliner. Before those two bouts, two-division women’s champion Amanda Nunes matches up against ex-women’s featherweight champ Germaine de Randamie in a bantamweight fight.
Nunes and De Randamie have faced off before. The two met on the prelim card of the “UFC: Fight for the Troops 3” event in November 2013. Nunes won that fight by TKO in the first round.
Since that fight, Nunes has gone 9-1 and claimed both the women’s bantamweight and featherweight titles. Her notable wins during that run include knockout wins over former-champions Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. Nunes claimed the women’s bantamweight crown in 2016 with a submission victory over Miesha Tate. Nunes earned her second belt when she knocked out Cris Cyborg in the first round of their December 2018 matchup. Nunes has successfully defended the 135-pound belt four times with three of those victories coming by stoppage.
De Randamie is 5-0 since her loss to Nunes. She won the women’s featherweight crown in 2017 but was later stripped of that belt when she would not face Cris Cyborg. De Randamie, who is the No. 1 ranked fighter in the official UFC women’s bantamweight rankings, is coming off a 16-second TKO win over Aspen Ladd in July. Of the three title fights on the UFC 245 card, this one has the widest odds. Nunes is currently a -300 favorite over De Randamie, who is a +230 underdog.
HOW TO WATCH OR STREAM UFC 245
UFC 245 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on ESPN+ streaming pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.
UFC 245 Pay-Per-View Card (ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)
Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington
Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
Marlon Moraes vs. José Aldo
Petr Yan vs. Urijah Faber
UFC 245 Prelims (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET)
Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry
Ketlen Vieira vs. Irene Aldana
Ian Heinisch vs. Omari Akhmedov
Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
UFC 245 Early Prelims (ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass 6:30 p.m. ET)
Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur
Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France
Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araújo
Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota
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