Megan Anderson Calls Out Cris Cyborg After UFC 222

Casey Dawson
March 6, 2018

Brian Ortega defeated Frankie Edgar in the co-main event at UFC 222 on Saturday night. Edgar was stopped for the first time in his 13-year mixed martial arts career by Ortega, who likely earned a featherweight title shot against dominant champion Max Holloway with his latest spectacular finish.

Well, since Ortega took out the man who was next in line for a fight with Holloway, obviously there's no doubt that he's next or a title shot.

With 16 seconds remaining in the first round, Ortega ended proceedings convincingly with a brutal right uppercut that left Edgar flat on his back.

After 2017 defeats to Cody Garbrandt and Joanna Jędrzejczyk, there are now no undefeated UFC champions but Brian Ortega hopes to change that this year.

Two weeks ago, McGregor claimed in an Instagram post that he'd volunteered to replace Holloway at UFC 222 and that he'd been denied by the promotion.

Edgar initially was slated to fight featherweight champ Max Holloway at UFC 222, but when "Blessed" got injured, Edgar made a decision to take another fight instead of waiting it out.


"I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game".

After staring her career 9-0, Zingano has now dropped three consecutive fights and is winless since September 2014.

"Amanda, she's the champion at 135", Cyborg said (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting).

"I've always said it, and maybe the way I fight doesn't really show it, but pick your poison", said Ortega, who claimed he gained 19 pounds between Friday's weigh-in and the bout. "I just look far enough to know where I'm going next. But I don't know, let's see, it'd be exciting".

"I don't know, but for me I think it's going to be too soon", Cyborg said in regards to the May date.

Instead of attacking O'Malley's obviously damaged leg in the final round, Soukhamthath chose to take the fight to the ground, and it very likely cost him the win.

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