Amazon Gets Into UFC Pay-Per-View Fight Streaming

The fight was also a surprise to fans as it appeared that the UFC was building towards a champion-versus-champion fight between Cyborg and UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who planned on moving up to the featherweight division.

McGregor and Mayweather have been exchanging words in some kind of attempt to make a rematch happen.

Wise on why Cyborg will win: In boxing, these types of fights are considered "stay busy" events.

For Kunitskaya, there's a sense of irony in this fight coming together on short notice.

She did speak of Rousey leaving fans waiting to see both of them clashing and seemingly ruled out ever signing a similar deal to Rousey - but the UFC star did say she'd be open to one match with Ronda Rousey in the squared circle, even joking that she would jump the ropes and hit Rousey with a steel chair!

"I was thinking about old school Chute Boxe style, where you never know who you're going to fight [and] you always have to train and be prepared", Cyborg, who's a huge -2000 betting favorite told Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com. "It's a chance to fight the best woman in the world, so I had to take it". I won't tell you what I weighed, that's a secret, but it was good enough to take the fight. Dern got the submission, but it looked like she wanted nothing more than a knockout.

"I know, but I'd need to slip my head a lot and have to be fast before I can catch him".

About two months ago, Justino dispatched one of her greatest threats in years - former bantamweight champion Holly Holm, at UFC 219 in Las Vegas.

Cris Cyborg (L) of Brazil and Yana Kunitskaya of Russian Federation pose during UFC 222 weigh-ins in Las Vegas Friday, March 2, 2018.

On Wednesday, Amazon announced it had purchased non-exclusive US rights to UFC pay-per-view events, beginning with Saturday's UFC 222. She's focused on the task at hand, which is dethroning women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg in the main event of Saturday's UFC 222. The fights begin at 10:00 p.m. ET and also features Frankie Edgar taking on Brian Ortega, Sean O'Malley meets Andre Soukhamthath, Stefan Struve challenges Andrei Arlovski and Cat Zingano battles Ketlen Vieira.

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