A featherweight championship match between Cris Cyborg and Yana Kunitskaya has officially been booked as the UFC 222 headliner.
Cyborg (19-1, 1 NC) looks to make the second successful defense of her featherweight title. She won the belt last July, knocking out Tonya Evinger in the third-round. The Brazilian went on to defend the belt this past December, earning a unanimous decision victory over Holly Holm.
Kunitskaya (10-3, 1 NC) will be making her first appearance for the UFC following a run with Invicta FC which ended with her winning the organization’s bantamweight title this past August. The 28-year-old currently trains at JacksonWink MMA, owning notable wins over Cindy Dandois and Raquel Pa’aulhi.
UFC 222 takes place on March 3 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The main card will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.