Strikeforce: Hiroko Yamanaka vs. Germaine de Randamie Result
145lb women's MMA action.
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Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif.
August 18, 2012
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Pat Miletich, Frank Shamrock
Preliminary card on Showtime Extreme
Featherweight bout: Hiroko Yamanaka vs. Germaine de Randamie
Ox Baker is our referee. Last time we saw Yamanka in a Strikeforce cage, she was demolished by Cris Cyborg in Dec., but the fight was changed to a no contest after Cyborg failed her drug test for performance enhancing drugs. De Randamie a bit flat footed. She's stalking Yamanaka. Jabs by Yamanaka. De Randamie trains at Javier Mendez and Bob Cook's AKA gym and has worked a lot recently with Strikeforce champ Daniel Cormier. Yamanaka should really try to get this on the ground.... Her opponent is throwing hard and with bad intentions. She tags Yamanaka. Yamanaka throws a sloppy Superman punch. Or is it Superwoman? Right cross on Yamanaka. Leg kick by Yamanaka. Now they're trading. Clinxh. Yamanaka presses de Randamie against the cage. Working for the takedown. Knee to de Randamie's body. Ref Beltran breaks them up. Leg kick by Yamanaka.
10-9 de Randamie
Leg kick by de Randamie. Body kick on Yamanaka. Leg kick by Yamanaka. And another. Jab by Yamanaka. Jab by de Randamie. They clinch. Yamanaka presses her up against the cage. Working for the takedown. She rushes de Randamie into the other side of the cage. She can't get her down. Good takedown defense. Ref Beltran separates them again. Leg kick by Yamanaka. Big combo by de Randamie. She clearly has more power than Yamanaka. Right by de Randamie. Jab by Yamanaka. Another combo by de Randamie. And another.
10-9 de Randamie
Right hand by de Randamie. Clinch. They break. Left by de Randamie. A mouse developing near Yamanaka's eye. Leg kick by Yamanaka. They trade combos. Clinch. Body lock by de Randamie. Foot stomps by de Randamie. Yamanaka presses her up against the cage, but can't get her down. What the hell? Yamanaka knees de Randamie to the crotch and they pause action for a few seconds. Replay shows that shot looked hard. De Randamie comes back swinging. She tags Yamanaka. Yamanaka presses her up against the cage. They break.