With news that Max Holloway had to pull out of his title fight against Frankie Edgar, UFC 222 was in doubt. Well the MMA gods have smiled on us and the card appears to be saved. Cris Cyborg (19-1, 1 NC) vs Yana Kunitskaya (10-3) and Frankie Edgar (22-5-1) vs Brian Ortega 13-0 (1 NC) are both official.
It looked like Cyborg would end up fighting Amanda Nunes in a champion vs champion fight. with UFC 222 in doubt the match makers had to put in some work. We get a title fight and a number 1 contender fight.
Yana Kunitskaya is the former Invicta FC bantamweight champion, she will be making her UFC debut. Challenging Cyborg for the women’s featherweight title, this will be the new main event. Frankie Edgar will now face Brian Ortega in a non title fight, with the winner getting a title shot against Max Holloway.