While many don't feel she will walk out of Las Vegas with the gold, Kunitskaya feels confident she'll leave "Sin City" as the first Russian woman to capture a UFC championship. With Ortega's recent rise up the UFC featherweight ranks, another career-defining upset against a veteran like Edgar could put Ortega in line for a title shot of his own in the night's new co-main event. "I think little by little, they're going to grow this division, like the men's division".
As it continues to negotiate its linear and streaming future, the UFC has made a deal with Amazon to make the mixed-martial arts circuit's pay-per-view events available on a one-off basis through the retailer's Prime Video platform.
The event is taking place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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SOMEBODY'S GETTING SLEPT: Heavyweights Stefan Struve and Andrei Arlovski will meet on the pay-per-view portion of the undercard. But then I saw women fighting in more promotions, and I knew if I came back, I wouldn't have to worry about the money, I could just fight and focus on training.
Some of the other big name fighters that will step into the Octagon at UFC 222 include Cat Zingano and debutant McKenzie Dern.
She stepped in on short notice to save the card after featherweight champion Max Holloway got hurt, and that's got her firmly in the good graces of her bosses. Who were the top performers and who do you think will have the worst post-fight hangover? During the interview, she was asked about a potential fight against Mayweather. She has had trouble making weight in the past, so anticipation was high.
Not that long ago, the talk throughout MMA was whether "Cyborg" would take on bantamweight champ, Amanda Nunes next. Sean O'Malley is a hot bantamweight prospect with impressive hair and a predilection for 1970s attire and music - and he doesn't get along with his opponent, Andre Soukhamthath. Kunitskaya suffered a second-round TKO loss as a +165 underdog in her rematch with Evinger at Invicta FC 22 before eventually claiming the title with her win over Pa'aluhi, and has failed to tally consecutive wins over her past five fights.