UFC 222 'Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya'

UFC 222 'Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya'

Earlier on Saturday, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is listed as a strong -175 favourite on the UFC 222 odds as he takes on Brian Ortega in a featherweight clash. "But you know me". I said that I needed to check my weight, train first and see how I'm feeling. Kunitskaya has some clean, snappy boxing, and she sprinkles in quality kicking offense from distance once she gets her jab and one-two going. Nobody knows much of Kunitskaya, but given the issues she had with another past opponent of Cyborg, Tonya Evinger, the technical soundness of Cyborg's striking will likely take over at some point in this fight.

She has risen to the pinnacle of women's MMA after her first documented fight in 2005, when she suffered her one and only loss.

The UFC have been known, in the past, to put a few too many eggs in a basket or two that might not fully deserve it, (we're looking at you Paige VanZant), but in Dern, they could well have a world-beater on their hands. If one were betting on UFC 222, the big money would be on Kunitskaya by submission in what would be nothing short of a monumental upset.

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Amazon Prime Video is bringing UFC pay-per-view events to viewers in the US beginning Saturday with UFC 222: Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya. She was most recently the bantamweight champion of the all-women's fight organization Invicta Fighting Championships. She's a professional. She's more professional than I was when I was there. "I started training again while I was still over there". Who were the top performers and who do you think will have the worst post-fight hangover? Her opponent, Ashley Yoder, is 0-2 in the UFC.

"I would try my grappling for him", Cyborg said to TMZ Sports. "First thing I would try is a double leg (before tapping him)". She's not even a massive bantamweight. While MMA will never truly have the feel of a glorified sparring match, Cyborg taking this fight on just three weeks' notice has the feel of a champion being able to capitalize on an opportunity. On top of that, Holm's southpaw styling and elusive footwork made Justino a bit more tentative early on, which will not be the case with the far more conventional Kunitskaya.

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