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– Fight of the Night: Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath
– Performance of the Night: Brian Ortega
– Performance of the Night: Alexander Hernandez
UFC 222 was originally slated to feature men’s featherweight champion Max Holloway putting his belt on the line against top contender Frankie Edgar. But when Holloway had to step out of the fight due to injury, the card underwent a major reshuffling.
Women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg eventually agreed to save the event’s pay-per-view status by putting her belt on the line against fellow former Invicta FC champion Yana Kunitskaya in the UFC 222 main event.
Not wanting to sit on the sidelines, Edgar also agreed to remain on the card, putting his title shot on the line against fellow featherweight contender Brian Ortega in the UFC 222 co-main event.
UFC 222 Main Card (10 pm ET on Pay-Per-View)
- Cris Cyborg def. Yana Kunitskaya by TKO (punches) at 3:25 of R1*
- Brian Ortega def. Frankie Edgar by KO (punch) at 4:44 of R1
- Sean O’Malley def. Andre Soukhamthath by Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
- Andrei Arlovski def. Stefan Struve by Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Ketlen Vieira def. Cat Zingano by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 222 Prelims (8 pm ET on FS1)
- Mackenzie Dern def. Ashley Yoder by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Alexander Hernandez def. Beneil Dariush by KO (punch) at 0:42 of R1
- John Dodson def. Pedro Munhoz by Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
- CB Dollaway def. Hector Lombard by DQ (illegal punches) at 5:00 of R1
UFC 222 Early Prelims (6:30 pm ET on UFC Fight Pass)
- Zak Ottow def. Mike Pyle by TKO (punches) at 2:34 of R1
- Cody Stamann def. Bryan Caraway by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jordan Johnson def. Adam Milstead by Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
*For UFC women’s featherweight championship