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While there have not been rankings since the division was born more than a year ago, Cyborg insists she is optimistic about the division's future. "But if you've got an idea that you think would work well with me, give me a call".

"With Yana, the commission told her she's a big girl". "Cyborg" will aggressively stalk Kunitskaya behind her jab, land powerful shots on the counter when the Russian opens up and retain her title, knocking out the challenger in the first 15 minutes of the fight while hopefully setting up a more competitive and interesting third defense in the coming months.

People quickly dismissed the notion of the former Invicta FC bantamweight champion of pulling off the upset.

Dominant women's champ Cris Cyborg welcomes striker Yana Kunitskaya to the UFC. Once you see one fighter that has so much confidence, it's hard to take them off that train track.

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"I definitely grow when I have the attention", she said. I have a team that's really honest with me and I think that's the most important thing. The main event is expected to be completely one-sided, but the other four bouts on the main card could go either way Saturday night at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena. Her last two fights, a pair of losses against Julianna Pena and Ronda Rousey, may not have shown "Alpha Cat" in the best of lights but with finish wins over Miesha Tate, Raquel Pennington and the current champion Amanda Nunes, one would hope that she manages to put her best foot forward with a good showing against the unbeaten Ketlen Vieira.

The aforementioned championship headliner should be fun for as long as it lasts, and Frankie Edgar will fight Brian Ortega for the right to face streaking Hawaiian champion Max Holloway later this year. "Maybe they're not even a champion yet, but if their confidence is through the roof, it's really hard to fight someone like that".

Fight fans, feel free to use the comment section below to discuss UFC 222. I don't ever want to say "never" but I don't have any plans on fighting.

Check below to find picks from Las Vegas Sun's Ray Brewer (17-5 year to date), KSNV's Randy Howe (16-6), ESPN Radio's Steve Cofield (14-8) and Las Vegas Sun's Case Keefer (14-8) along with odds and breakdowns on every fight. All of a sudden, my coaches start telling me in the middle of the fight, 'Okay, we don't need a takedown.

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