Cris Cyborg has stepped in and will defend her female featherweight title vs. Yana Kunitskaya in the new main event for UFC 222.
Set for March 3 from Las Vegas and the T-Mobile Arena, the bout replaces Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar for the featherweight belt, which fell apart when Holloway suffered an injury.
Cyborg (18-1) has scored three wins since signing with the UFC from Invicta FC, including a victory in December over Holly Holm. Kunitskaya (10-3) will be making her debut with the promotion after capturing Invicta FC gold.
Edgar (22-5-1) remains on the card, as he’ll face fellow top contender Brian Ortega (13-0) in the new co-main event.
Below is the current UFC 222 fight card:
UFC Female Featherweight Championship
Cris Cyborg (c) vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Featherweight: Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega
Middleweight: C.B. Dollaway vs. Hector Lombard
Female Bantamweight: Cat Zingano vs. Ketlen Vieira
Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath
Heavyweight: Stefan Struve vs. Andrei Arlovski
Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern vs. Ashley Yoder
Bantamweight: Bryan Caraway vs. Cody Stamman
Light Heavyweight: Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Milstead
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Bobby Green
Bantamweight: John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz