Amazon Set to Start Streaming UFC Pay-Per-View Fights

Posted March 04, 2018

That is what happens when Yana Kunitskaya is your challenger.

Despite some shuffling at the top of the card, UFC 222's 12 scheduled bouts are sure to bring some classic fireworks and gritty performance in Las Vegas. Edgar could have waited for his featherweight title shot when Holloway returns from injury this summer, but the 36-year-old veteran chose to risk it all by fighting Ortega, a unsafe contender. Zingano is one of the few women to have defeated current UFC Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and she desperately wants to get another shot at Nunes.

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"When I heard that she was taking this fight, I never even questioned like, "Oh, she doesn't have enough time". Not all is lost, though.

It's the savvy veteran skills of the legendary Edgar against the raw, exciting talent of the unbeaten Ortega and while the night's top-billed fight is for the women's featherweight title, make no mistake, this is the matchup that the fans are most eager to see underway. Ortega is one of several undefeated prospects on the card - a list that includes wild-striking weed enthusiast Sean O'Malley, emerging bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira and highly touted Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Mackenzie Dern. Probably not, but there is only one way to find out.

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At a time when the company is severely lacking star power, Cyborg continues to step up to the plate and will do so again when she headlines UFC 222 in Las Vegas on Saturday night. This is what is particularly tough for the 28-year-old Russian.

For Kunitskaya, there's a sense of irony in this fight coming together on short notice. "But she called me out and wants to fight me and now she has to fight and defend the belt". However, we just watched Justino soundly outbox a world-class boxer in Holly Holm, who also supplements her handcraft with kicks. I like it and I become a better fighter when I know it's a big event or an all eyes on me type thing.

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Kunitskaya is the Invicta promotion's 135-pound champ, and she hasn't fought at 145 pounds since before her three-year retirement, which ended in 2016. "My team and my manager Danny (Rubenstein) are really good at helping me concentrate just on my training". Amazon also offers auto racing, beach volleyball, and tennis, plus original series set in the worlds of college football, soccer's Premier League, and rugby.