Seems like there are few things in life that match the electricity of a title fight. Championship MMA action will be taking place from Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday. From the Women’s featherweight division will come a champion. Cris Cyborg will defend her UFC featherweight championship vs. Yana Kunitskaya. Adding to the intrigue is that Kunitskaya is an Invicta FC Bantamweight champion in her own right. This will be Cyborg’s second title defense with the UFC betting odds. In addition to the title bout there will be four more main card matchups.
UFC 222 Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya
Date and Time: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10 p.m. Eastern
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
MMA Betting Online Odds: Cyborg -1600/Kunitskaya +1050
UFC 222 TV Coverage: Pay Per View
4 Main Card Fights to be Considered
Four more main card fights are to be considered for UFC 222. Frankie Edgar will face Brian Ortega in featherweight action with the UFC betting odds. Bantamweight betting brings Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath. From the heavyweight class comes Stefan Struve vs. Andrei Arlovski. And a second women’s bout offers Cat Zingano vs. Ketlen Vieira.
There is plenty of reason for Cris Cyborg being an overwhelming sportsbook online favorite against Yana Kunitskaya. First of all, Cyborg has a career MMA record of 21 bouts with 19 wins, one loss, and one no contest. Also, of her 19 career wins a total of 16 have come by knockout. Cyborg won the UFC women’s featherweight championship in a third round TKO against Tonya Evinger. That bout took place on July 29, 2017. She successfully defended her title on December 30 in a unanimous decision win over Holly Holm. Especially relevant is Cyborg’s nine fight winning streak.
Brazil is the native homeland of Cyborg. Chute Boxe Academy is the San Diego, California based team she fights out of. At the age of 32 Cyborg is considered to be hitting her prime as a champion.
Yana Kunitskaya will be making her UFC debut against Cyborg. Few debuts could possibly be as tough as this one for Kunitskaya. She left Invicta FC as the bantamweight champion after a win over Raquel Pa’aluhi. Her win was by unanimous decision on August 31, 2017. In her career Kunitskaya has a career record of 14 bouts with 10 wins, three losses and one no contest.
Frankie Edgar is one of the famed names of UFC. Popularity peaked for Edgar in 2010 when he was the UFC lightweight champion. However, that championship proved to be a long term curse for Edgar. Since rocking the title belt in 2010 he has a record of just six wins in ten bouts. Most noteworthy is that Edgar does boast a two bout winning streak. Most recent was a second round TKO win over Yair Rodriguez on May 13, 2017. Frankie is a -190 chalk for his fight with Brian Ortega. With a price of +150 Ortega may be a live dog. Additionally, he has never lost a UFC bout in six appearances.
Matchup to Watch
Few mismatches can compare to Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya with the UFC Betting Odds. Since this is Kunitskaya’s first UFC bout it should end quickly and painfully for her.
UFC 222 Betting Odds Picks
This one belongs to Cyborg. In conclusion it’s a huge price on the champ but the challenger offers no value.
UFC 222 Betting Online Pick: Cris Cyborg
UFC 222 Betting Online Score Prediction: Cyborg in first round knockout
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