UFC 208's Derek Brunson on How Christian Faith Impacts Career (Exclusive Interview)

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For the first time in over a month, the UFC will be back on pay-per-view this Saturday.

But the 31-year-old has also fought at 145 pounds, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Julia Budd as a -340 favourite at Strikeforce Challengers 16 before earning the unanimous decision over Hiroko Yamanaka at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman as -135 chalk.

Featherweight title contenders Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie arrive in Brooklyn and acclimate to the city. She is undoubtedly the most dominant female fighter that has ever lived, and will likely retain that moniker as fans vehemently deny the validity of Holm's or de Randamie's reign as the UFC's champion at 145 pounds.

"We're going to start to see a lot of 145ers come out", Holm told the media this week. Brunson's wrestling and powerful strikes are a concern given the frequency with which Silva has been taken down or knocked down in his last few fights, but it is that same wild striking style that leaves Brunson open for Silva's deadly counter attacks.

"All my focus is stay happy when I go fight; do my job and stay happy".

In the long run, Cyborg will eventually get her shot, whether it be against Holm or de Randamie.

Holm is the bookies' favourite and the bigger name - but many believe she will have more than a fight on her hands against the strong De Randamie.

For Holm (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who vaulted to UFC fame after ending Ronda Rousey's undefeated streak at UFC 193 in November 2015 but has since lost two straight fights, the creation of the women's featherweight class continues to change the tide of a sport that was once overwhelmingly dominated by men.

Given that both her and Holm are known to be strikers, de Randamie said she is hoping they can stand and trade and put on a show.

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It was an wonderful accomplishment, but Holm wants to be remembered for more than that.

If Cyborg is able to avoid suspension, she may fight the victor of Holm vs de Randamie. But Justino, who turned down offers to fight for the belt three times because she said she needed more time to make the weight, failed a drug test in December and is now in limbo.

This is a woman who has fought on the biggest stage in boxing and MMA, so she's perfectly capable of handling all the inevitable pre-fight jitters that come along with stepping into a ring or octagon in front of thousands of people.

Holm will be wrongly labeled as a one-hit wonder in the UFC after knocking out Ronda Rousey, but the fight game isn't about being fair; it's about winning.

History will be made Saturday night in Brooklyn, NY when UFC 208 takes place at the Barclays Center.

"I did everything I could to make weight for the fight this weekend but due to the short notice my body shut down during the weight cut and the UFC doctors wouldn't clear me to fight", Willis said. "With Miesha Tate, I was winning until I got choked out". "But I'm prepared for it, that's the thing". And she looked bad in her most recent bout with Valentina Shevchenko, losing via a decision. She won the fight. I just want to win right now.

Germaine de Randamie isn't exactly a veteran in the sport of mixed martial arts.

Not many find themselves in a title fight after a pair of consecutive losses, but that's precisely how the former Bantamweight champ got to this bout. "They are going to make us look like amateurs by the time they're at the point we are". If she loses, she'll sink back into that territory quickly.

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