The co-headliner is a title-eliminator at 145 pounds between the former lightweight king and longtime fan favorite, Frankie Edgar and risky up-and-comer, Brian Ortega. "I'm not going to challenge my boxing with his boxing".
Viewers won't need a cable subscription or even an Amazon Prime membership to pay their $64.99 to watch the fight by means of a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick; any streaming media player, smart TV, or Blu-Ray player; a game console or Fire Tablet; or any Apple iOS or Android mobile device. Edgar is still on the card; and while you can not exactly replace the thrill and intrigue of Holloway-Edgar, the UFC still made lemonade with the lemons it was dealt, as "The Answer" will take on undefeated grappling wiz Brian Ortega in an outstanding 145-pound affair.
On Feb. 21, about a week and a half before Mackenzie Dern's UFC 222 fight against Ashley Yoder, the unbeaten strawweight prospect admitted that life was pretty low-key heading into his first Octagon bout.
Since the latter is making her UFC debut, is moving up from bantamweight for this contest, and is taking on one of the greatest female fighters of all time, Kunitskaya is a massive underdog.
UFC 222 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women's featherweight championship bout at UFC 222 on Saturday on pay-per-view. "Fighting is my job", she told Helwani when asked about facing such a feared opponent.
Kunitskaya is the Invicta promotion's 135-pound champ, and she hasn't fought at 145 pounds since before her three-year retirement, which ended in 2016.
However, considering she comes from one of the best gyms in the world (Jackson Wink MMA Academy) and given the fact that she trains with the only fighter ever to go five rounds with Cyborg, she has the potential to shock the world tonight.
Undefeated bantamweight Sean O'Malley completes his camp at the UFC Performance Institute.
UFC women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has given her take on the boxing legend and his chances in the MMA world. Who were the top performers and who do you think will have the worst post-fight hangover?
Even Justino is interested to see how she will do in less-than-ideal circumstances.