She’s Back[ish]! Former UFC Champion Undergoes Successful Hand Surgery 

Former UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie recently underwent successful hand surgery.

On Tuesday, De Randamie gave an update on her procedure on her Instagram account.

“Just had my surgery. Everything went well no complications!!” De Randamie wrote. “Time to let my body heal and come back stronger, faster and more motivated than ever before. Thank you to my family, my love, friends, team and all who supported me. I’m forever thankful for all you have done.”

Germaine De Randamie was scheduled to make her return to the UFC women’s bantamweight division last weekend at a UFC Fight Night event in the Netherlands. The former UFC champion was set to fight bantamweight contender Marion Reneau. However, just days before her fight was scheduled to take place, De Randamie was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury.

In her last fight, De Randamie won the inaugural UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship back in February. At UFC 208, De Randamie won the title after earning a unanimous decision victory against former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm.

After winning the title, De Randamie was criticized for saying she needed to get surgery on her hand during her post-fight interview. Many people thought De Randime didn’t need to get surgery and was instead just trying to avoid a fight with Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.

Back in June, the UFC stripped De Randamie of her UFC title because she refused to defend her championship against Justino. De Randamie claimed that she didn’t want to fight Justino because of her past with performance-enhancing drugs. Justino was stripped of her Strikeforce title back in 2012 after testing positive for steroid use.

After Germaine De Randamie was stripped of her UFC title, Justino fought Tonya Evinger for the vacant championship in July. At UFC 214, Justino won the vacant title by defeating Evinger by TKO.

De Randamie currently has a 7-3 MMA record. She is on a three-fight win streak in the UFC. Prior to defeating Holm, De Randamie defeated both Anna Elmose and Larissa Pacheco by TKO.