UFC 222: Cris Cyborg vs Yana Kunitskaya


Cris Cyborg will look to continue her dominance as the best women’s fighter on the planet when she defends her UFC Featherweight Championship belt versus Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222. UFC 222 takes place on Saturday, March 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cyborg has a 19-1 record with 1 no-contest. 84% of her wins have come via either KO or TKO. In Cyborg’s last fight, she beat Holly Holm via unanimous decision. Cyborg lands 6.92 significant strikes per minute. Her opponent, Yana Kunitskaya, has a 10-3 record. Kunitskaya has won 70% of her bouts via KO or TKO.
Before Cyborg and Kuntiskaya throw down, #2 Frankie Edgar battles #3 Brian Ortega. At 13 and 0, the undefeated Ortega could take a huge step towards a championship fight by beating the legendary Frankie Edgar. Edgar has a 21-5-1 record. 54% of Ortega’s wins have come via submission. Can Ortega take the next step? Or, will Frankie prove he’s got gas left in the tank?
Also, on the UFC 222 Main Card is a battle between 9 and 0 Sean O’Malley and 13-5 Andre Soukhamthath. O’Malley is a straight brawler. He lands over 8 significant strikes per minute. He absorbs over 5 significant strikes per minute. O’Malley versus Soukhamthath should make for an entertaining, if not a long, battle.
Two veteran fighters throw down in the heavyweight division when #10 Stefan Struve, 32-9, takes on #12 Andrei Arlovski, 26-15. Although Struve is 8 inches taller and has a 7-inch reach advantage, we would be remiss to discount Arlovski’s chances. Andrei knows how to fight. Expect a battle on March 3 that could be the most discussed around water coolers come the following Monday.
The final fight on the UFC 222 Main Card has #6 Cat Zingano battling #5 Ketlen Vieira. Zingano has a 9-2 record. Vieira has a 9 and 0 record. The battle appears evenly matched with both landing over 2 significant strikes per minute. Zingano’s takedown accuracy is 87.5% while Viera defends against takedowns close to 91% of the time. Whomever wins the takedown battle might end up winning the match. 
Cris Cyborg returns to the Octagon versus an opponent that could surprise. Will Cyborg continue to shine at UFC? Or, will her legend fall at the feet of Yana Kunitskaya? Turn into UFC 222 on March 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada to find out!



UFC 222
When: March 03, 2018
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada



Cris Cyborg vs Yana Kunistkaya


Frankie Edgar vs Brian Ortega
Sean O'Malley vs Andre Soukhamthath
Stefan Struve vs Andrei Arlovski
Cat Zingano vs Ketlen Vieira


Cris Cyborg stops Yana Kunitskaya in opening round. Yana Kunitskaya gave it everything she had at UFC 222. But it wasn’t nearly enough.

Brian Ortega becomes first fighter to finish Frankie Edgar. Let there be no more doubt: Brian Ortega is the real deal.

Sean O’Malley survives severe leg injury, beats Andre Soukhamthath. The legend of “Suga” Sean O’Malley continues to grow.

Andrei Arlovski wrestles way to win over Stefan Struve. Andrei “Pit Bull” Arlovski might be an old dog by MMA standards. But he’s not afraid to learn new tricks.

Ketlen Vieira earns decision over Cat Zingano. Ketlen Vieira continues her surge up the bantamweight division.

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