Cyborg-Kunitskaya, Edgar-Ortega Set For UFC 222

Cris Cyborg
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UPDATE: Sources have confirmed that Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega is “virtually a done deal.”

UPDATE #2: Sources have also confirmed that Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya is a done deal.

Cris Cyborg and Yana Kunitskaya might just save the UFC 222 pay-per-view.

Cyborg is the reigning UFC women’s featherweight champion. Kunitskaya is Invicta FC’s bantamweight title holder. If the two can finalize a deal, then Cyborg’s title will be on the line in the main event of UFC 222 on March 3.

Ariel Helwani revealed the proposed match-up on his Twitter account. In addition to that, Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega would be the co-main event. Peep the tweet below:

“There are deals in place to have Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya for the women’s 145 belt headline UFC 222 on 3/3 w/ Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega as the co-main, per multiple sources. Not 100% finalized but that’s the current direction and it’s looking promising at the moment.”

Original Plans

The original headliner for UFC 222 was a featherweight title bout between champion Max Holloway and Edgar. Holloway went down with a leg injury. The UFC proposed a rematch between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt, but Dillashaw declined.

Fight fans it’s time to let your voice be heard. Is Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya enough to be worthy of a PPV attraction? Also, what do you think of Edgar vs. Ortega. You can tell us by visiting the comments below.