UFC 222 Cheat Sheet: Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya

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The fight came about when featherweight champion Max Holloway had bow out of his scheduled title defense against Frankie Edgar due to leg injury.

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. As she showed in her last fight, she has one weakness. I have a team that's really honest with me and I think that's the most important thing.

I have been a fan of Cris Cyborg ever since her brutal defeat of my friend and old teammate Jan Finney at Strikeforce: Fedor VS Werdum in 2010.

Cyborg (19-1, 1 NC) is hoping her willingness to fight on such short notice will be rewarded with a superfight with Amanda Nunes at UFC 226 if both are successful in their next bouts.

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.

The odds were stacked against UFC 222 from the beginning, and now the top of betting boards across the valley reflect as much.

After seeing the fight, Kunitskaya felt she saw a hole in Cyborg's game.

Amazon Prime Video is offering UFC pay-per-view events to customers in the U.S., starting March 3 with UFC 222, headlined by Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya. In fact, the unbeaten Ortega presents the former lightweight champion with the very definition of a trap fight.

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

"When I first got the call, I said, 'No!" 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. It may seem like a mismatch on paper, but if indeed the massive underdog Kunitskaya managed to do the unthinkable and dethrone the dominant Brazilian, could you live with yourself if you missed it? Perhaps if this was the "Cyborg" of years past, darting into the pocket with wild, hooking combos and haphazardly lunging at her foes on the floor, the "Foxy" Russian would have a better chance to make history. However, even an incarnation of "Cyborg" in less-than-ideal shape presents as stylistic poison for Kunitskaya.

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