De Randamie’s reputation in kickboxing may be near flawless but she’s failed to find that same success in MMA. Surprisingly, it hasn’t been a matter of being out-classed on the mat either, as a few of her losses can be directly attributed to stand-up. She will get another shot in the Octagon after beating Julie Kedzie in her debut but is on thin ice. Given the division’s lack of relative depth, look for De Randamie to end up facing Liz Carmouche or Sarah Kaufman in early 2014.
With no Draws on display, UFC Fight Night 31 produced two clearly defined groups of fighters based on success in the Octagon or lack thereof. The show featured eight finishes including five of the first-frame variety in addition to some well-scored decisions. While the event wasn’t necessarily the end of the road for every individual who came up short, few jobs are guaranteed when it comes to defeat on the sport’s biggest stage. Here’s a look at what might be next for some of the card’s less-fortunate folks… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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