The 28-year-old Russian fighter is making her Octagon debut against
arguably the best and most feared female fighter on the planet.
Betting agency Bovada has Kunitskaya as the 6-1 underdog and Cyborg
as the 10-1 betting favorite.
Cyborg, who has held titles in both Strikeforce
and Invicta FC, is coming off a unanimous five-round unanimous
decision against former bantamweight champion Holly Holm. A
win against Kunitskaya would further cement her as the best
pound-for-pound fighter in women’s mixed martial arts.
The UFC 222 event was salvaged on Wednesday after the high profile
bout between Max
Holloway and Frankie
Edgar for the featherweight title was called off following a
training injury suffered by Holloway. Edgar will now take on
Ortega in the co-main event, while Cyborg vs Kunitskaya will
serve as the main event.