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

Clyde Nash
March 4, 2018

The co-main event of the night features Frankie "The Answer" Edgar taking on Brian "T-City" Ortega to determine who will be the next in line to take on Max Holloway for his belt once he is healthy!

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Instead, after Holloway pulled out of the bout due to injury, Edgar insisted on staying on the card and he got exactly what he wanted.

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"Yana fought before in Invicta - she was the champion at 135 - and the commission told her to go up", she said of her opponent, who claimed the vacant Invicta FC bantamweight title with a victory over Raquel Pa'aluhi last time out before signing to compete at featherweight in the UFC. The champion has -1600 odds, while Kunitskaya is a +800 underdog. Also featured on the card is 135-pound prospect Sean O'Malley.

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

It might seem as a non-factor, despite its position as the night's main event, but Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino can not afford to overlook the challenge her opponent Yana Kunitskaya will present to her when the octagon doors close. This is what is particularly tough for the 28-year-old Russian. I think she was able to prove she can go 25 hard minutes. It is not just that Justino is a "better" fighter in an abstract sense or that she is a physical monster, but rather that Kunitskaya's strengths figure to be completely neutralized by what the champion brings to the table.

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Cyborg is best known for her aggressive style where she typically can just bull rush through an opponent but facing a former boxing champion like Holm required a different approach.

"I know, but I'd need to slip my head a lot and have to be fast before I can catch him". We explore why patience will be the key to her success. However, even an incarnation of "Cyborg" in less-than-ideal shape presents as stylistic poison for Kunitskaya.

Now, Cyborg returns to the Octagon and takes on newcomer Yana Kunitskaya for her second title defense.

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