Cris Cyborg steps up to headline #UFC222 March 3rd in Las Vegas

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When Max Halloway had to withdraw from his main event of UFC 222 against Frankie Edgar, the UFC was left scrambling for a new Championship main event fight.

Initially reports circulated that Cody Garbrant would face TJ Dillashaw in Las Vegas, however the bout failed to get finalized leaving the fast approaching UFC 222 fight night without a Championship for the main event.

News just broke via Dana White that the new main event for UFC 222 will be UFC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg Vs. Top Russian prospect Yana Kunitskaya.  Yana with a 10-3 professional record in MMA is a former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion who has spent time competing at both 145lbs and 135lbs.

Cyborg who has been rumored to be facing Amanda Nunes in a super fight between the two UFC Champions had this to say about the fight, “I am excited to have an opportunity to compete in Las Vegas at the T-mobile arena again.  This was an opportunity to prove to the UFC that I am committed to helping the company grow, and I look forward to seeing all of Cyborg Nation in Las Vegas for this fight March 3rd”

More details about the UFC 222 event will be made public soon.  The complete fight card will be

Cris Cyborg Vs Dana Kunitskaya

Frankie Edgar Vs Brian Ortega

Stevan Struve Vs Andrei Arlovski

John Dodson Vs Pedro Munhoz

Hector Lombard Vs CB Dollaway

Machende Dern Vs Ashley Yoder

Cat Zingano Vs Ketlen Viera

Sean O’ Malley Vs Andre Soukhamthath

Bryan Caraway Vs Cody Stamann

Jordan Johnson Vs Adam Milstead

Beneil Dariush Vs Bobby Green

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