With the greater part of the humiliating madness Jon Jones foisted on us this week, maybe you overlooked there was a Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-see on Saturday – a UFC pay-per-see featured by a title battle, no less; and this title battle highlights a standout amongst the most energizing and brutal contenders in the game and maybe the best lady to ever bind up a couple of four-ounce gloves: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.
UFC 222:Cyborg vs Kunitskaya
When: Sat at 06:30 p.m. ET,Mar 3
That is the thing that happens when Yana Kunitskaya is your challenger.UFC 222 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas shouldn’t be like this, obviously. We should be dealt with to an alternate featherweight conflict, a blockbuster headliner between champion Max Holloway and previous lightweight boss Frankie Edgar, however the leg damage Holloway endured in preparing briefly nixed those plans. Frustration swung to astound rapidly, as only a month back, “Cyborg” tossed her cap in the ring to “spare” this card; notwithstanding, the way that she as of now does not have a profound pool of challengers implied we were not going to get an especially charming adversary for her second UFC title protection. Justino is presently about a – 2000 most loved on some sportsbooks, so the desire for this temporary main event is essentially that it opens more people to the Brazilian’s incredible image of beatdowns and situates us toward a more agreeable battle for her in the not so distant future.
UFC 222: Cyborg vs Kunitskaya
Not all is lost, however. Edgar is still on the card; and keeping in mind that you can’t precisely supplant the excite and interest of Holloway-Edgar, the UFC still made lemonade with the lemons it was managed, as “The Answer” will go up against undefeated hooking wiz Brian Ortega in a remarkable 145-pound undertaking. Ortega is one of a few undefeated prospects on the card – a rundown that incorporates wild-striking weed aficionado Sean O’Malley, rising bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira and exceedingly touted Brazilian jiu-jitsu best on the planet Mackenzie Dern.
Is it accurate to say that we are in for an amazing disturbed in the Octagon? Presumably not, but rather there is just a single method to discover. Forward with your chances and investigation of UFC 222:UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship.
Examination: Everybody and their mom will watch the UFC 222 headliner anxiously, not due to any genuine level of dramatization or interest yet basically to see when “Cyborg” will arrive her substantial ordnance and set away an undeserved challenger in her second UFC title protection. With such hugely disproportionate chances and the MMA mythos that “anything can happen,” the genuine inquiry progresses toward becoming regardless of whether there is anything about Kunitskaya’s diversion that could make lightning strike and enable her to creator one of the greatest miracles ever.
This is what is especially intense for the 28-year-old Russian. It isn’t only that Justino is a “superior” contender in a dynamic sense or that she is a physical creature, yet rather that Kunitskaya’s qualities figure to be totally killed by what the champion conveys to the table. Kunitskaya has some perfect, smart boxing, and she sprinkles in quality kicking offense from remove once she gets her hit and one-two going. Be that as it may, we just viewed Justino soundly outbox a world-class boxer in Holly Holm, who additionally supplements her handcraft with kicks. Over that, Holm’s southpaw styling and slippery footwork made Justino more speculative at an early stage, which won’t be the situation with the much more ordinary Kunitskaya. Kunitskaya has more fly in her punches than Holm, however she regularly exceeds expectations when she is going ahead as opposed to fending off of her back foot, which is the place the Brazilian will compel her to battle, given Justino’s steady forward weight.
Kunitskaya does not have a terrible grimy boxing diversion, but rather this assumes she will need to – or even can – get Justino, who is the greater and more grounded lady; don’t bother Justino’s own particular power punching around other people, her capacity to get the neckline tie and hand out destroying knees to the head and body and inclination for ragdolling adversaries to the floor from the body bolt.