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Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya set for UFC 222 main event; Frankie Edgar-Brian Ortega co-main

Discussion in 'General MMA Forum' started by Cat--Smasher, Feb 7, 2018.

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Is Yana Kunitskaya a credible opponent for Cris Cyborg?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Give it up Cat, your hate makes her stronger!

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  1. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member

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    Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya set for UFC 222 main event; Frankie Edgar-Brian Ortega co-main



    The latest UFC 222 card includes:




      • Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya – for women’s featherweight title
      • Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega
      • C.B. Dollaway vs. Hector Lombard
      • Andrei Arlovski vs. Stefan Struve
      • Mackenzie Dern vs. Ashley Yoder
      • Ketlen Vieira vs. Cat Zingano
      • Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath
      • Bryan Caraway vs. Cody Stamann
      • Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Milstead
      • Beneil Dariush vs. Bobby Green
      • John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz
      • Mike Pyle vs. Zak Ottow
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    Report: Mike Pyle returns against Zak Ottow at UFC 222






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    How bow dah.. Cyborg fighting a 135'er who isnt Amanda Nunes.

    From a fight with Leah Letson to a fight with Cyborg Santos for the belt, Kunitskaya did something right ;)
     
  2. Kano

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    Awesome! Cyborg in action again!
    Edgar/Ortega is a great fight. Didn't Frankie just obliterate one of the UFC hype trains, Yair Rodriguez.
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    I do rank Ortega way above Yair.
     
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  3. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member

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    Looks like top notch competition:

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  4. Kano

    Kano My New Challenge Site Donor

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    I'm not tuning in to see the victim.
     
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  5. Qball1974

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    PPV :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    pass.
     
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  6. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member

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    It will be a good opportunity for Cyborg to prove her drawing power.
     
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  7. Qball1974

    Qball1974 Tower of Song Site Donor

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    I think/hope it's fucking low,

    I only watched the last card for the Khabib Nurmagomedov fight and turned it off after that.

    Fuck her for getting numbers off it.
     
  8. Poindexter

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    A women's featherweight division of one. Hilarious.
     
  9. AnchorPunch

    AnchorPunch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    Yeh, but this is a last minute fill-in. They tried the same thing with TJ- while they were negotiating his MM champ-vs-champ fight for the summer, they offered him Garbrandt on this card to save the day. I'm assuming the play is that this is the easy short-notice fight and then they book the Nunes fight immediately after.
     
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  10. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member

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    Wait, so you're saying fighting the former UFC champ in the same weight class(Cody Garbrandt) is the equivalent of fighting a smaller fighter from a feeder organization (Kunitskaya)?

    TJ is the only fighter to beat Garbrandt.

    Why didnt Cyborg want to fight Nunes yet she signs to fight Kunitskaya?

    Considering Kunitskaya was last matched up to fight Leah Letson, I question her credibility to fight Cyborg.

    Who is Leah Letson you ask?

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  11. Sakara=Excitement

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    Haters gonna hate hate hate.
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    She already has.
     
  12. Kevo

    Kevo SMOKE BOMB!

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    Pretty decent card for what it's worth
     
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  13. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member

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    Cyborg has been busted for steroids.

    Cyborgs current opponent was previously scheduled to fight a no name non UFC fighter.

    Cyborgs previous opponents are now fighting 125'ers.

    How can one not hate?
     
  14. Qball1974

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    So you're gonna pay for it?
     
  15. Kevo

    Kevo SMOKE BOMB!

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    Fuck no. I'll just st...wait are you a cop? You have to tell me if I ask
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    Well, it's easy if you don't get worked up about people fighting each other in a cage.
     
  16. Sakara=Excitement

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    Because it means nothing in the long run.
     
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  17. Qball1974

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  18. Cat--Smasher

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    Do you think Kunitskaya is a worthy opponent for the 145 champ?

    Shit, Kunitskaya is 2-2-1 in her last 5 fights.

    She was a massive underdog against Evinger who got her ass beat by Cyborg.

    What makes you think she is a credible opponent?
     
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  19. AnchorPunch

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    Not at all. The point I was trying to make is that I think both are examples of the UFC offering a non-super fight on short notice while super-fight negotiations were underway. Not saying anything about the quality of opponent.

    The question, to me, is if they were using this as a temporary solution to a card missing a headliner or as a stick to penalize fighters demanding better pay for super fights.

    EDIT: Forgot to point out the last bit: If this is the UFC looking for an easy fill-in fight and then immediately to the super-fight with Nunes, I'd be pretty sympathetic. No idea what the story is here, so I'm holding my judgement on Cyborg.
     
  20. Qball1974

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    Being pathetic and going down the shitter.
     

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