Storylines: UFC 222
It's Fight Week! UFC 222 is this weekend, and while the card has had some changes, it still has a number of storylines to follow. Today, we will highlight some of those.
"Cyborg" Contending for GFOAT?
Does "Cyborg" even need her name being said? Is that necessary? I think "Cyborg" is plenty description. Anyways, she's suuuuuuuuuuper scary. It's hard to find competition for her, and whoever ends up opposite of her in the cage is in for a long night. Even Holly Holm, who was widely seen as her first legitimate opponent, faltered. It isn't Cyborg's fault: she's too big to make 135, a much more established division. So for her, she's stuck. She decimates everyone in her backyard, and if she continues to, she has to be in the conversation of GFOAT, right?
Edgar vs. Ortega: Great Googly-Moogly
This is a FUN matchup. It features Frankie Edgar, hardened veteran who is always at the top of the division, and Brian Ortega, a man who has had a meteoric rise in the division that has a funky style. There is no best strategy for both of them, as they're both very good on the ground, while in different ways, and both can strike. If you're on the fence of getting this PPV, think about how fun this fight is going to be and press order.
Mackenzie Dern: UFC Champ?
Mackenzie Dern is a former world champion BJJ practitioner and was known as one of the best in the history of female BJJ. She's 24, 5-0, and is riding a helluva wave coming into the UFC. She obviously has a good base in BJJ, and she isn't going up against the best of competition, but predictions for her UFC career range from bust, Demian Maia-type, and dominant champion. Time will tell, but be sure to check her out on the prelims.