Germaine de Randamie clocked Holly Holm after the bell in one round, then a second, and got nothing more than a warning from the referee.
De Randamie kept those pivotal points on the scorecard, and slapped a UFC championship belt over her shoulder.
The 32-year-old Dutch kickboxer shook off Holm's clinching and won by unanimous decision — 48-47 on each judge's card — in the main event at UFC 208 on Saturday night to become the first featherweight champion in the woman's division.
De Randamie (7-3) dropped to her knees in celebration as the Barclays Center crowd booed the end of a lackluster bout. UFC created the new 145-pound division in part as a showcase for...