Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya, Edgar vs. Ortega rumoured to headline UFC 222

Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya

UFC 222 Potentially Gains New Main Event

A UFC women’s Featherweight title bout between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Invicta FC Bantamweight champion Yana Kunitskaya is rumoured to be set to headline UFC 222, per Ariel Helwani. Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya would without a doubt be an upgrade to an already struggling UFC 222 card, and this news came out of nowhere for many, who were beginning to speculate an interim title bout may be necessary to save the PPV status of the card.

Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya, Edgar vs. Ortega rumoured to headline UFC 222

The card took a massive blow when champion Max “Blessed” Holloway was forced to pull out of his fight with top contender and all-time great Frankie “The Answer” Edgar.

Helwani is reporting that Edgar is now scheduled to face surging contender Brian “T-City” Ortega in the co-main event slot. Ortega is coming off of a brilliant guillotine submission win over perennial featherweight player Cub Swanson.

Without these promising fights, UFC 222 may not be able to move forward with the main event of heavyweight gatekeepers Andrei Arlovski vs. Stefan Struve.

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