People are still talking about this boxing legend. Disappointment turned to surprise quickly, as just four weeks ago, "Cyborg" threw her hat in the ring to "save" this card; however, the fact that she already lacks a deep pool of challengers meant we were not going to get a particularly intriguing opponent for her second UFC title defense.
McGregor and Mayweather have been exchanging words in some kind of attempt to make a rematch happen. Cyborg enters the contest riding the momentum of a dominant win over former bantamweight champion Holly Holm at UFC 219 in December. I did this for the team and I think that this is going to be an unbelievable fight for all of my fans.
To many UFC fans, Kunitskaya is a relative unknown. I have a team that's really honest with me and I think that's the most important thing. I think fight Mayweather in boxing, it would be insane. "It's a chance to fight the best woman in the world, so I had to take it". Dern got the submission, but it looked like she wanted nothing more than a knockout. She had -1700 odds when she defended her women's bantamweight title against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 on August 1, 2015.
Kunitskaya called out Cyborg in a tweet on January 25 and after Max Holloway was forced to withdraw from the UFC 222 main event with an ankle injury, she was booked against Cyborg in a replacement main event.
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On Wednesday, Amazon announced it had purchased non-exclusive USA rights to UFC pay-per-view events, beginning with Saturday's UFC 222.
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.
SOMEBODY'S GETTING SLEPT: Heavyweights Stefan Struve and Andrei Arlovski will meet on the pay-per-view portion of the undercard. But I don't want to have that syndrome where you think you're like Mike Tyson.