Cris Cyborg makes among the shortest turnarounds in her career when she places her UFC featherweight championship at stake vs Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 on March 3. Cyborg will go into this main event as one of the biggest favorites that the UFC has seen in years.
However, once you get beyond the lopsided principal event, the remainder of the main card is stacked with tough-to-call, aggressive bouts. At the time of this writing, none of the four fights on the most important card beyond the title bout has a favorite bigger than -190.
Cris Cyborg vs Yana Kunitskaya
We observe Cyborg (-1600) since she has made a profession from ruining her opponents. Cyborg has ever been one of the most competitive fighters in the business however, the featherweight champion has learned to harness that and become much more patient. The actual meat to her match is the jab, as Cyborg will throw the jab out before an opponent feels the need to fire back then she will counter with rapid, fight-ending intentions.
Cyborg is a huge fighter that owns huge power for tough work-related conflicts, though she is technically well served in this region too. Her normal equilibrium and core power make takedown attempts typically ineffective.
Yana Kunitskaya (+800) is an unknown for many but she’s far from a beginner. The challenger has spent her entire life practicing martial arts and contains a well-versed striking repertoire thanks for her extensive training in Muay Thai and taekwondo. Kunitskaya does her best work when she can dictate the speed and distance of a struggle, working from the outside with her kicks.
Concerning grappling, Kunitskaya is solid although largely depends upon her sneaky strength. The technique still hasn’t caught up entirely, though there were noticeable improvements. If Kunitskaya can get top hands on the ground, she moves well and has good ground and pound.
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