UFC 222 Fight Card: Betting Odds, Start Time For Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya

Arnold Nichols
March 4, 2018

There are no rankings in what some refer to as "The Cyborg Division" because the UFC doesn't have 15 legitimate 145-pound women on the roster.

Eventually, the UFC made a decision to create a women's featherweight title, but despite the fact that Justino had been by-far the best women's fighter for the better part of a decade, the company allowed Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie to compete in the first title fight. This will be Kunitskaya's UFC debut. "You guys insane! I just fought, I need rest!'" Justino told ESPN.

"With Yana, the commission told her she's a big girl".

After seeing the fight, Kunitskaya felt she saw a hole in Cyborg's game. Kunitskaya has some clean, snappy boxing, and she sprinkles in quality kicking offense from distance once she gets her jab and one-two going.

A replacement in a bantamweight championship grudge match pairing T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt was then reportedly sought after, but not able to come together.

Starting today, US customers can pre-order March 3 event UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya for $64.99 without a Prime membership.

"When I am training with guys I learn a lot because they are stronger", she said.

- Is Frankie Edgar an all-time great in the UFC? I have a team that's really honest with me and I think that's the most important thing. Cyborg is a heavy favorite at T-Mobile Arena, but nobody who knows the unpredictability of mixed martial arts would assume Cyborg is only collecting a paycheck. Zingano is one of the few women to have defeated current UFC Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and she desperately wants to get another shot at Nunes. Edgar was originally scheduled to face Max Holloway for the title in the main event at UFC 222, but the champ had to withdraw because of a leg injury. Both fighters have alluded to wanting to schedule the bout in July should they both still be champions.

Recode has the news on a new option that UFC fight fans can consider. I don't ever want to say "never" but I don't have any plans on fighting. She has since had a child and fought primarily at bantamweight (135 pounds), with her last three bouts taking place in Invicta FC.

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