UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya

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ByTheMinMMA

UFC 222 is on the air! I’m Jody Jamieson, here to take you from the first prelim to the main event. Here’s your card for tonight. Obviously some movement with the main and co-main, but a pretty solid and deep card overall.

Cris Cyborg makes the latest defence of her featherweight title. Yana Kunitskaya has good power and a sneaky good submission game off her back, but this fight shouldn't be close. The rest of the card is filled with intrigue. We'll set up the next men's featherweight title challenger as Frankie Edgar takes on Brian Ortega.

Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier will hae the call. We're in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and the Unified Rules of MMA remain ununified. Old rules tonight. Though replay is available.

JORDAN JOHNSON (8-0) vs. ADAM MILSTEAD (8-1, 1 NC) Light Heavyweight Bout We start off at 205 with the first of five undefeated fighters as Johnson looks to move to 3-0 in the Octagon. Decision wins over Luke Henrique da Silva and Marcel Fortuna ran his record to 8-0. Milstead lost his pro debut in 2011 and was defeated by Curtis Blaydes last time out via injury TKO, though it was overturned to a no contest as Blaydes failed for marijuana. Milstead is moving down to 205 for the first time in his career.

Johnson vs. Milstead. Johnson closes as a reasonably strong favourite, at -230. Ref is Mark Smith. And the night begins!

Johnson lands a nice body shot. Milstead throwing heavy early but not finding the spot.

Overhand right lands for Milstead. Trying to keep his distance. Just misses an uppercut. They end up in the clinch, but Milstead does a good job to not let it get too deep.

Another overhand right for Milstead. Catches him with a counter hook aswell. Excellent start on the feet for him thus far.

Johnson has his first true takedown attempt but can't get deep enough.

Johnson gets the body look and looks for a trip takedown. Not able to secure it, but getting off some good work in the clinch. Front kicks to the calf, which I've never seen before. Milstead not doing a good job of getting off the cage.