Yana Kunitskaya competes in the biggest fight of her career this Saturday when she headlines UFC 222 to battle Cris Cyborg for the featherweight title.
Kunitskaya (10-3, 1 NC) is very confident she is going to shock the world and reveals that she has been working very closely with fellow JacksonWink MMA teammate, Holly Holm, a woman who went five-rounds with Cyborg last December.
“Holly has been helping a lot,” said Kunitskaya. “Her fight went five rounds and was showing a lot. We saw like strong and weak parts of this fight like from Cyborg and it’s helped a lot in training.”
The Russian admits she was nervous when the fight was first offered to her, but after speaking with her coaches she realizes she actually has a good chance at picking up the win.
“It was a short notice fight,” said Kunitskaya. “At first I was a little bit nervous, like on first day. After I speak with team and was thinking this is like a very good chance and I’m so excited.”
“Best coaches in the game working with me and it’s very good. I’m so excited they all will be in my corner,” she continued.
UFC 222 takes place this Saturday March 3 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The main card headlined by Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.