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UFC 222 in Tweets: Pros react to Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya, Brian Ortega demolishing Frankie Edgar

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Brian Ortega stunned Frankie Edgar in the co-main event of UFC 222.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Chaos was abound at UFC 222 — but not in the main event.

Cris Cyborg defended her UFC women’s featherweight title with ease on Saturday night, stopping Octagon newcomer Yana Kunitskaya via first-round TKO to successfully defend her 145-pound title. But the real madness came in the night’s co-main event, where undefeated featherweight Brian Ortega became the first fighter in 13 years to stop Frankie Edgar, knocking Edgar out with a hellacious first-round uppercut to secure a likely title shot against UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway.

Check out reactions to Cyborg and Ortega’s brilliance below, plus much more from a wild night at UFC 222.


CRIS CYBORG DEF. YANA KUNITSKAYA


BRIAN ORTEGA DEF. FRANKIE EDGAR


SEAN O’MALLEY DEF. ANDRE SOUKHAMTHATH


ANDREI ARLOVSKI DEF. STEFAN STRUVE


KETLEN VIEIRA DEF. CAT ZINGANO


Poll

Whose performance stood out the most at UFC 222?

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  • 1%
    Cris Cyborg def. Yana Kunitskaya
    (60 votes)
  • 91%
    Brian Ortega def. Frankie Edgar
    (3466 votes)
  • 5%
    Sean O’Malley def. Andre Soukhamthath
    (202 votes)
  • 1%
    Andrei Arlovski def. Stefan Struve
    (41 votes)
  • 0%
    Ketlen Vieira def. Cat Zingano
    (32 votes)
3801 votes total Vote Now