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Who won Cyborg vs Kunitskaya?
Cris Cyborg beat Yana Kunitskaya by , during the main event of UFC 222, on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Cris Cyborg.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
This contest was for the UFC women’s featherweight championship.
Cyborg vs Kunitskaya stats
Cris Cyborg stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yana Kunitskaya made her way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Cyborg had advantage in power over Kunitskaya, with a 84% knock out percentage over Kunitskaya's 70%.
Cris Cyborg was the older woman by 5 years, at 36 years old.
Cyborg had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kunitskaya. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Cyborg was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made her debut in 2005, 4 years earlier than Kunitskaya, whose first professional fight was in 2009. She had fought 12 more professional rounds, 52 to Kunitskaya's 40.
Cyborg vs Kunitskaya form
Cyborg had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 249 on 15th October 2020 by in the 2nd round in their Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Julia Budd at Bellator 238 on 25th January 2020 by knockout in the 4th round in their Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, she had beat Felicia Spencer at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Before that, she had been beaten by Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
She had defeated Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Cyborg's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 15 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Kunitskaya's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.