UFC 222 Preview: UFC Countdown – Full Episode

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns on Saturday night with UFC 222 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In the main event, UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is set to defend her title against former Invicta FC title holder Yana Kunitskaya, who lost the title after her win over Tonya Evinger was overturned.

The co-main event is in the featherweight division with former lightweight king Frankie Edgar taking on rising contender Brian Ortega.

Sean O’Malley, Andrei Arlovski, Stefan Struve and Cat Zingano will also appear on the main card, while jiu jitsu ace Mackenzie Dern makes her UFC debut in the featured preliminary bout on FOX Sports 1.

You can watch the full “UFC 222 Countdown” video below:

In this edition of UFC Countdown, go inside the lives and gyms of four featherweights preparing for UFC 222. Dominant women’s champ Cris Cyborg welcomes striker Yana Kunitskaya to the UFC. In the co-main event former titleholder Frankie Edgar aims to halt the momentum of rising star Brian Ortega in the co-main event for the coveted No. 1 contender spot. Plus two top 15 heavyweights Stefan Struve and Andrei Arlovski as they prepare to clash at UFC 222 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena on Pay Per View on March 3.

UFC 222 Fight Card

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya – for featherweight title
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega
  • Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Stefan Struve
  • Ketlen Vieira vs. Cat Zingano

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Ashley Yoder
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Alexander Hernandez
  • John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz
  • C.B. Dollaway vs. Hector Lombard

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Zak Ottow vs. Mike Pyle
  • Bryan Caraway vs. Cody Stamann
  • Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Milstead
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