Julie Kedzie vs. Germaine de Randamie
Randy Corley is the referee for this women's bantamweight bout. The duo ties up after an initial feeling-out period and clinch along the fence. De Randamie throws occasional knees. Kedzie, the crowd favorite, switch position, but de Randamie flips them back. They're still clinch a minute and a half later and taking turns landing knees. Da Randamie's starting to get the better of it. The crowd gets restless and Corley beaks them up, even though both were still working. Kedzie catches a da Randamie kick and the ensuing scramble ends with Kedzie pinning her against the fence. Da Randamie lands two knees to the body and another to the head as the break near the end of the round.
Kedzie throws a low kick and De Randamie answers. Kedzie keeping her distance. She does land a low kick. Kedzie having trouble finding her range. Kedzie lands a high kick and a two-punch combo. De Randamie fires a right hand. Kedzie shoots for a single and lands the takedown. De Randamie does a solid job tying her up on the mat, though. Two minutes left. Kedzie starting to land left hands to the side of the head. 30 seconds left. De Randamie still tying Kedzie up. Kedzie lands a couple body shots in the closing seconds.
Kedzie shows a sense of urgency in a frantic opening sequence. It ends with De Randamie tying up Kedzie in a Thai clinch along the fence and landing knees. Kedzie reverses position. A knee briefly drops Kedzie, but she's back on her feet and we're back at center octagon two minutes in. De Randamie fires a big overhand left which just misses. Same with a big front kick. De Randamie catches Kedzie with a right. Kedzie misses a high spinning back kick. One minute left. Kedzie catches a De Randamie kick and turns it into a takedown. De Randamie firing rabbit punches from the bottom. Both fighters finish the bout landing punches on the ground.
Germain de Randamie def. Julie Kedzie via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28).
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