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Germaine de Randamie vs. Hiroko Yamanaka

Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

Germaine de Randamie defeats Hiroko Yamanaka via 3 Round Decision

Germaine "The Iron Lady" de Randamie
Hiroko "Cat's Eye" Yamanaka

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Round 3

Germaine de Randamie Hiroko Yamanaka

"The Iron Lady" "Cat's Eye"

2-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   12-1-0
Climbed to 3-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-2
-130 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +105 (Near Even)
Nl Netherlands   Nationality   Jp Japan
San Jose, California   Fighting out of   Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan
28 years, 3 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   33 years, 9 months, 4 days
144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
5'10" (177cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
72.5" (184cm)   Reach   71.0" (180cm)
American Kickboxing Academy   Gym   Master Japan
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman
  • Date: Saturday 08.18.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mike Beltran
  • Venue: Valley View Casino Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 2 of 9)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock, Pat Militech
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Mauro Ranallo
  • de Randamie Total Disclosed Pay: $15,000
  • Yamanaka Total Disclosed Pay: $8,000
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de Randamie vs. Yamanaka Wiki Update Wiki

The second bout of Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman saw Germain de Randamie take on Hiroko Yamanaka in the featherweight division.

de Randamie took the center of the cage and looked to be measuring Yamanaka for a big right hand while Yamanaka circled on the outside. de Randamie swung and whiffed on some huge overhand rights but finally landed one flush that Yamanaka took. Another big cross landed for de Randamie. A wild exchange in the center saw both women landed and Yamanaka pushed de Randamie into the fence. Yamanaka landed a few short strikes but was relatively inactive, prompting a break in the final minute.

de Randamie took the center again in the second while Yamanaka pawed at her from a distance. de Randamie connected on a body kick and intermittent jabs, but the majority of the action involved Yamanaka avoiding the exchanges while de Randamie moved forward. Yamanaka pushed de Randamie into the fence but took a series of unanswered hammer fists while trying to pull his opponent to the mat. Yamanaka kept a hold of a single leg and ran de Randamie across the cage but could not get her down, keeping her pressed against the fence and eating more hammer fists until the referee separated the two. In the final minute the women exchanged in the center and again de Randamie landed with some power in her fists.

The tempo picked up at the start of the third with both women landing punches, but de Randamie was out-boxing Yamanaka and handled herself well in the clinch. A low blow to de Randamie prompted a momentary halt to the action and on the restart Yamanaka walked into the fire, exchanging big punches with de Randamie and again absorbing the worst of the damage before pressing her opponent into the fence. Back in the center de Randamie picked up where she left off and even landed a head kick, all of which Yamanaka ate and kept fighting.

The judges scored the bout 30-27 across the board for de Randamie, giving her the Unanimous Decision victory.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:25 PM ET
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de Randamie vs. Yamanaka Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

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The set up getting started for tomorrow @Strikeforce http://t.co/T5RbmVlw
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Fight week!! Time to have fun!!!
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@MieshaTate are you bringing any cupcakes for Friday? =)
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