The former UFC women’s featherweight champion is off her September 2nd bout with Marion Reneau in the UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve co-main event.
Shortly after defeating Holly Holm for the UFC women’s featherweight title back in February – and well before deciding to give up her claim to the belt – Germaine de Randamie warned fans that she might be on the sidelines for a while. She had brought a lingering hand injury into the Holm bout, one that she felt may require surgery to be repaired.
Only, she didn’t end up getting surgery and – in the context of her one-fight-a-year career – she didn’t end up spending that much time sitting out. After refusing to defend her belt against Cris Cyborg, and returning to bantamweight once the UFC stripped her, De Randamie booked a fight with Marion Reneau at UFC Rotterdam, this Saturday, September 2nd.
It turns out that maybe that wasn’t the best idea. De Randamie has now been forced off the card due to her ongoing hand problems, according to UFC officials. The promotion is still searching for a replacement opponent for Reneau, although with only a week until fight night, it seems likely that the bout will end up being scrapped altogether.
UFC Rotterdam starts at 3pm EST/12 Pacific and airs entirely on Fight Pass. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more news and updates.