As for Edgar, the former lightweight champion turned featherweight contender remains on the card and takes on the unsafe Brian "T-City" Ortega. While many don't feel she will walk out of Las Vegas with the gold, Kunitskaya feels confident she'll leave "Sin City" as the first Russian woman to capture a UFC championship.
Holloway pulled out due to injury and the UFC succeeded in getting Cyborg to headline the card and save the pay-per-view.
Not that long ago, the talk throughout MMA was whether "Cyborg" would take on bantamweight champ, Amanda Nunes next. The odds have reflected such, as of Friday morning bookmaker.eu has installed Cyborg as -1900 favorite and Kunitskaya at +1025. Sean O'Malley is a hot bantamweight prospect with impressive hair and a predilection for 1970s attire and music - and he doesn't get along with his opponent, Andre Soukhamthath.
Cyborg is slated to make her next title defense at the UFC 222 pay-per-view event this upcoming weekend. The UFC women's featherweight champion was not expected to fight at UFC 222 as the scheduled Main Event was a title fight between UFC featherweight champion Max "Blessed" Holloway and New Jersey's own Frankie Edgar.More news: No problem with Chelsea despite Conte row, says United's Mourinho
While the rapid return to the cage is a departure from her usual timetable, the dominant featherweight champion admitted that taking less time off between bouts and fighting more frequently has been something her head coach Jason Parillo has been after her to do for quite some time.
Cyborg is best known for her aggressive style where she typically can just bull rush through an opponent but facing a former boxing champion like Holm required a different approach. It's not even a close fight. I don't know what she could do better in that amount of time. Insane things happen from time to time, and it just takes one heavy strike or one slip on the ground to set an upset in motion. We explore why patience will be the key to her success.
The only problem - "If she don't fight (me) in MMA, I don't think she gonna agree fight (me) in WWE". Cat Zingano will want to win either by KO or submission as that will most likely put her in a great spot to go after a title fight.