Cyborg (19-1, 1 NC) is hoping her willingness to fight on such short notice will be rewarded with a superfight with Amanda Nunes at UFC 226 if both are successful in their next bouts. We were supposed to be treated to a different featherweight clash, a blockbuster main event between champion Max Holloway and former lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar, but the leg injury Holloway suffered in training temporarily nixed those plans.
Over the last few months, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has posted videos of him entering a cage while Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza has been using "MayweatherMMA" hashtags to complete the tease of Mayweather potentially fighting under the UFC banner inside of the Octagon.
With being in the main event of an upcoming UFC PPV event, there comes media, and this leads us to Cyborg recently talking with TMZ Sports.
On episode two of UFC 222 Embedded, women's featherweight title challenger Yana Kunitskaya packs for her road trip to Las Vegas, as does reigning champion Cris Cyborg. Her last UFC victory was on December 30, 2017, when she defeated Holly Holm, the woman who shocked the world when she defeated Ronda Rousey, at UFC 219. I did this for the team and I think that this is going to be an awesome fight for all of my fans. The PPV cards will be available on Amazon's Prime Video, but viewers do not have to be Prime members to order it. Amazon will allow viewers to access a replay of the card for 24 hours after the end of the event.
This will be the second time in nine weeks that the reigning 145-pound champ defends her belt, while her opponent will be making her UFC debut. I said that I needed to check my weight, train first and see how I'm feeling. "You guys insane! I just fought, I need rest!'" Justino told ESPN. There is a lot of hype around her, like Paige VanZant and Sage Northcutt, but the difference is Dern has world-class skills. In fact, she laughs when I suggest that she probably felt ready the first time she put the gloves on.
Despite some shuffling at the top of the card, UFC 222's 12 scheduled bouts are sure to bring some classic fireworks and gritty performance in Las Vegas. No. 12 Andrei Arlovski (26-15), heavyweights; No. 6 Cat Zingano (9-2) vs.