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Germaine de Randamie vs. Hiroko Yamanaka: Strikeforce Round-by-Round Review

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Germaine de Randamie vs. Hiroko Yamanaka

Featherweight women's action is up next, as Germaine de Randamie (2-2) battles Hiroko Yamanaka (12-1). The referee is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Randamie wanted to touch gloves, but Yamanaka had none of it. Yamanaka looks nervous, jumping around. So far for Yamanaka this fight has lasted longer than her last, a defeat at the hands of Cris Cyborg. Randamie with a big strike, showing her power right away. Huge right by Randamie connects to the chin. Wild right hand just misses by Randamie. Randamie looking for the knockout punch, that is for sure, as she fires in with a right that pushes Yamanaka up against the fence. Big right cross lands by Randamie, but Yamanaka remains standing, as she is taking some big-time hits. Randamie with a right and locks up Yamanaka, who controls the clinch and pushes Randamie against the fence.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Randamie

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Round 2: Big right just misses by Randamie, as Yamanaka continues to try and use movement to keep Randamie from attack. Yamanaka looking for takedown, but eats a series of punches to the face while attempting it. Randamie staying on her feet, not wanting this to go to the ground at all. Little action from either fighter this round, but Randamie goes back to throwing punches to the head of Yamanaka. Close, uneventful round with a minute to go, but Randamie lands a big combo that forces Yamanaka up against the fence. Pair of fakes leads to a right that just misses by Randamie. Another right by Randamie as Yamanaka comes in.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Randamie

Round 3: Right connects by Randamie, as they stand and trade. Yamanaka this time gets the timing down and lands a left. So far, Randamie has landed 20 power strikes to just one by Yamanaka. We go back to the fence, with Yamanaka holding Randamie up, using a lot of energy and not really getting any points for her effort. Randamie gets some big strikes in and attempts a judo throw but Yamanaka fights it off and has Randamie against the fence once again. Right to the face lands by Randamie, as Yamanaka's eye looks to be swelling shut. Just 30 seconds remain, and we have another decision on our hands. Randamie with a big front-kick to end the fight.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Randamie

Germaine de Randamie def. Hiroko Yamanaka via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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