UFC 222 Live Results
Tonight’s UFC 222 pay-per-view event was expected to be headlined by a featherweight title fight between current champ Max Holloway and top contender Frankie Edgar.
Unfortunately for fight fans, the Hawaiian champion suffered a leg injury and was forced to pull out of his highly anticipated title fight with “The Answer”.
With that news, the promotion was forced to find a new event headliner on short-notice for the March 3 fight card in Las Vegas.
In the end, the UFC convinced current women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg to help save the UFC 222 card by accepting a fight with Invicta FC bantamweight title holder Yana Kunitskaya.
Meanwhile, Yana Kunitskaya was most recently seen in action at Invicta FC 25 where she captured the promotions vacant bantamweight title by scoring a unanimous decision win over Raquel Pa’aluhi.
As for the aforementioned UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, “The Answer” will still compete on tonight’s fight card when he throws down with surging division contender Brian Ortega in a non-title bout.
Get the all of tonight’s UFC 222 results below:
145 lbs women’s title fight: Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya – Cyborg TKO’s Kunitskaya in Round 1
145 lbs: Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega – Ortega def. Edgar via knockout in Round 1
135 lbs.: Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath – O’Malley def. Soukhamthath via decision (29-27 x2, 29-28)
265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski vs. Stefan Struve – Arlovski def. Struve via decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
135 lbs.: Ketlen Vieira vs. Cat Zingano – Vieira def. Zingano via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
115 lbs.: Mackenzie Dern vs. Ashley Yoder – Dern def. Yoder via split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Beneil Dariush vs. Alexander Hernandez – Hernandez def. Dariush via KO at :54 of Round 1
135 lbs.: John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz – Dodson def. Munhoz via split-decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
185 lbs.: Hector Lombard vs. C.B. Dollaway – Dollaway def. Lombard via disqualification (illegal punches)
Fight Pass Prelims
135 lbs.: Bryan Caraway vs. Cody Stamann – Stamann def. Caraway via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
170 lbs.: Mike Pyle vs. Zak Ottow – Ottow def. Pyle via TKO at 1:24 of Round 1
205 lbs.: Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Milstead – Johnson def. Milstead via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)