Cris Cyborg makes among the shortest turnarounds in her profession when she places her UFC featherweight championship at stake vs Yana Kunitskaya in UFC 222 on March 3. Cyborg will go into this main event as one of the biggest favorites the UFC has seen in years.
However, once you get past the lopsided principal event, the rest of the main card is stacked with tough-to-call, competitive bouts. At the time of this writing, none of the four conflicts on the most important card beyond the title bout has a favorite larger than -190.
Cris Cyborg vs Yana Kunitskaya
We watch Cyborg (-1600) because she’s made a profession from ruining her enemies. Cyborg has always been among the most competitive fighters in the industry however, the featherweight champion has learned to exploit that and become much more individual. The real meat to her game is your jab, as Cyborg will throw the jab out before a competitor feels the necessity to fire back — then she’ll counter with quick, fight-ending intentions.
Cyborg is a massive fighter that possesses huge power for demanding work-related conflicts, though she is technically well served in this region as well. Her normal balance and core power make takedown attempts typically ineffective.
Yana Kunitskaya (+800) is an unknown to many but she is far from a beginner. The challenger has spent her entire life practicing martial arts and has a well-versed striking repertoire thanks for her extensive training in Muay Thai and taekwondo. Kunitskaya does her very best work when she can dictate the pace and space of a struggle, working from the outside with her kicks.
Concerning grappling, Kunitskaya is solid but largely depends upon her sneaky strength. The technique still has not caught up entirely, though there were noticeable improvements. If Kunitskaya can acquire top control on the floor, she moves well and has good ground and pound.

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