On Saturday, March 3, the UFC hosted UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, UFC women’s featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino met fellow Invicta FC veteran Yana Kunitskaya. Cyborg entered the contest riding the momentum of a dominant win over former bantamweight champion Holly Holm at UFC 219 in December. The Russian Kunitskaya made her Octagon debut following a title-winning performance over Raquel Pa’aluhi at Invicta FC 25 in August. Cyborg walked through her opponent in less than four minutes to earn the TKO victory.
The co-main event pitted former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar against the undefeated Brian Ortega in a featherweight match-up. The younger Ortega knocked out Edgar late in the first round.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary-card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.