Though UFC 222 was originally expected to be headlined by a men’s featherweight title fight between champ Max Holloway and challenger Frankie Edgar, a late Holloway injury meant that the card was ultimately topped by a women’s featherweight title fight between champ Cris Cyborg and challenger Yana Kunitskaya.
While Yana Kunitskaya deserves props for taking a fight with the monstrous Cyborg on short notice – and for landing a takedown early in the fight – this fight went as expected. After returning to her feet, Cyborg began to stalk her opponent like a hungry carnivore. From there, it was just a matter of time. The champ was feasting on her latest kill before the first round was over.
Unsurprisingly, Cyborg’s win over the vastly outmatched Kunitskaya, who had never fought in the UFC previously, generated some interesting reactions from the MMA community.
Here are a few of the best reactions:
Such a big mismatch. I felt wrong just watching that.
Went up a weight class.
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) March 4, 2018
— Jessica Jag Aguilar (@jagatt) March 4, 2018
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) March 4, 2018
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) March 4, 2018
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) March 4, 2018
— Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) March 4, 2018
Cris Cyborg, TKO round 1. Made it look easy on the feet. Nunes/Cyborg is the fight to make.
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) March 4, 2018
I enjoyed the bonus Cyborg mauling. T-City/Edgar was the real main event tonight and we all knew it.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) March 4, 2018
What did you think of Cris Cyborg’s latest bloodletting?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/4/2018.