UFC 222 Results: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya Headlines, Ortega Fights Edgar & Mike Pyle Retires

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Main Card (10pm EST., Pay-Per-View)

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UFC Women’s Featherweight Title Fight

Cyborg def. Yana Kunitskaya by TKO via strikes (3:25, R1) to retain the title

#3 Brian Ortega def. #2 Frankie Edgar by KO via punch (4:44, R1)

Sean O’Malley def. Andre Soukhamthath by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)

#12 Andrei Arlovski def. #10 Stefan Struve by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

#5 Ketlen Vieira def. #6 Cat Zingano by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Mackenzie Dern def. Ashley Yoder by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Alexander Hernandez def. #12 Beneil Dariush by KO via punch (0:42, R1)

#8 John Dodson def. #10 Pedro Munhoz by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)

CB Dollaway def. Hector Lombard by DQ via illegal strikes (5:00, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Zak Ottow def. Mike Pyle by TKO via strikes (2:34, R1)

Cody Stamann def. #7 Bryan Caraway by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jordan Johnson def. Adam Milstead by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)


Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Milstead

Round One: The round begins with Milstead attacking Johnson with a punching combination, Milstead also attacks Johnson with leg kicks. Milstead comes forward and he swings away at Johnson, Johnson swings at Milstead before eating a counter strike combination. Milstead continuously catches a swinging Johnson with counter rights, Johnson starts hunting for the takedown against Milstead. Johnson grabs Milstead and he gets him against the cage wall, Johnson attacks the calf of Milstead with short range kicks. Milstead rocks Johnson with a standing elbow strike followed by a high kick, Milstead then nails a winging Johnson with a counter uppercut. Johnson gets Milstead against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Milstead 

Round Two: The round begins with Johnson peppering Milstead with some jabs, Johnson swings away at a charging Milstead. Johnson grabs Milstead and he gets him against the cage wall, Johnson attacks Milstead with short range strikes while holding him against the cage wall. Milstead creates space after nailing Johnson with a trio of rights, the referee eventually separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Milstead cracking Johnson with a right, Johnson scores a takedown on Milstead and he gets him in the kneel down position. Milstead wall walks to his feet and Johnson holds him against the cage wall, Johnson attacks Milstead with a plethora of short range strikes. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Milstead attacking Johnson with leg kicks and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters have a brief striking exchange, Milstead pops a kicking Johnson with a counter right. Johnson starts hunting for the takedown against Milstead, Johnson briefly gets Milstead up against the cage wall. Johnson keeps a swinging Milstead at bay by throwing jabs, Milstead continues attacking Johnson with rights. Johnson scores a takedown and he gets Milstead in the seated position, Milstead wall walks to his feet and Johnson holds him against the cage wall. Milstead attacks Johnson with uppercuts to create space, Milstead nails Johnson with a punching combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson (Final Score: 29-28 for Johnson)

Official Result: Jordan Johnson def. Adam Milstead by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

#7 Bryan Caraway vs. Cody Stamann

Round One: The round begins with Caraway hunting for the takedown against Stamann, Caraway gets Stamann against the cage wall while eating some hammer fists. Stamann creates space after nailing Caraway with a right, Stamann comes forward and he swings away at Caraway. Caraway again grabs Stamann and he gets him against the cage wall, Stamann and Caraway exchange strikes while in the clinch. Stamann gets free and the two exchange blows, Caraway keeps Stamann at a distance by landing some jabs. Caraway scores a takedeown on Stamann and he gets the half guard, Caraway transitions to side control against Stamann as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Caraway

Round Two: The round begins with both fighters landing some left hooks, Stamann comes forward to pop Caraway with a straight left. Stamann comes forward and he attacks Caraway with a combination, Caraway misses a takedown before nailing Stamann with a right. Caraway then pops Stamann with a right uppercut, Stamann starts attacking Caraway with some leg kicks. Stamann cracks a swinging Caraway with a two punch combination, Caraway goes for a takedown and Stamann nails him with a knee strike. Caraway recovers and cracks Stamann with another uppercut, Caraway gets Stamann against the cage wall during a takedown attempt. The fighters separate and Stamann nails Caraway with some rights, Stamann attacks Caraway with some knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stamann (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Caraway attacking Stamann with some jabs, Caraway also nails Stamann with some leg kicks. Caraway attacks Stamann with multiple punching combinations, Stamann starts catching Caraway with some rights. Stamann also goes back to attacking Caraway with some leg kicks, Stamann then hits Caraway with a multiple punch combination, Caraway get Stamann against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Caraway lands a right on Stamann, Stamann and Caraway exchange some more rights. Stamann eats a few strikes before cracking Caraway with a right, Stamann attacks Caraway with a knee strike to avoid a takedown. Caraway comes forward and he nails Stamann with some rights, Caraway eats more knee strikes as he gets Stamann against the cage wall. Stamann and Caraway exchange a ton of strikes while in the clinch, Stamann goes for a takedown and Caraway attempts a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Caraway (Final Score: 29-28 for Caraway)

Official Result: Cody Stamann def. #7 Bryan Caraway by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Mike Pyle vs. Zak Ottow

Round One: The round begins with Ottow attacking Pyle with a punching combination, Pyle nails Ottow with a front kick to the midsection. Ottow recovers and he cracks Pyle with a left, Pyle continuously goes for front kicks against Ottow. Ottow starts attacking Pyle with some leg kicks, Ottow drops Pyle with a right and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Zak Ottow def. Mike Pyle by TKO via strikes (2:34, R1)

CB Dollaway vs. Hector Lombard

Round One: The round begins with Dollaway attacking Lombard with a high kick attempt, Lombard starts attacking Dollaway with leg kicks. Dollaway then catches Lombard with a kick to the midsection, Lombard attacks a kicking Dollaway with a few rights. Lombard catches a kicking Dollaway with a counter right hook, Dollaway continues attacking Lombard with a variety of kicks. Lombard comes forward and he swings wildly at Dollaway, Dollaway nails Lombard with a right. Dollaway nails Lombard with a kick to the midsection and Lombard drops Dollaway after the bell sounded.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lombard

In between rounds, the commission checked out Dollaway due to the illegal strike and deemed he was unable to continue.

Official Result: CB Dollaway def. Hector Lombard by DQ via illegal strikes (5:00, R1)

#8 John Dodson vs. #10 Pedro Munhoz

Round One: The round begins with Dodson nailing Munhoz with a left to the midsection, Dodson also attacks Munhoz with some leg kicks. Dodson backs up Munhoz with a two punch combination, Dodson continue coming forward and swinging away at Munhoz. Munhoz starts attacking Dodson with kicks to the midsection, Dodson catches a kicking Munhoz with a counter left. Munhoz charges at Dodson while throwing a punching combination, Dodson shoves a kicking Munhoz to the ground. Munhoz starts landing leg kicks of his own against Dodson, Dodson then nails Munhoz with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dodson

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging leg kicks until Dodson landed a left, Dodson attacks Munhoz with punching combinations. Munhoz tries attacking Dodson with a plethora of kicks to the midsection, Dodson catches Munhoz with lefts to the midsection. Munhoz and Dodson have a striking exchange near the cage wall, Dodson cracks Munhoz with a left to the midsection before eating a right. Munhoz rocks a swinging Dodson with a counter right hook, Munhoz then lands a head kick against Dodson. Dodson catches a kick before Munhoz attacks him with rights, Munhoz accidentally nails Dodson low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the bell sounding to end the round a few moments later.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Munhoz (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Munhoz nailing Dodson with a right, Munhoz then hits Dodson with a punching combination. Munhoz accidentally nails Dodson low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Dodson attacking Munhoz with lefts. Dodson then hits Munhoz with a straight left, Munhoz goes back to attacking Dodson with leg kicks. Munhoz goes for a head kick and Dodson blocks it, Dodson charges at Munhoz while landing a trio of lefts. Dodson eats a right before nailing Munhoz with another left, Munhoz backs up Dodson before landing a two punch combination. Munhoz attempts a flying knee strike against a backing Dodson, Munhoz scores a takedown on Dodson and he gets him in the seated position. Munhoz attacks a kneeling Dodson with knee strikes, Dodson scrambles to his feet and has a striking exchange with Munhoz as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dodson (Final Score: 29-28 for Dodson)

Official Result: #8 John Dodson def. #10 Pedro Munhoz by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)

#12 Beneil Dariush vs. Alexander Hernandez

Round One: The round begins with Hernandez attacking Dariush with some front kicks to the midsection, Dariush then cracks Hernandez with a left. Hernandez levels a swinging Dariush with a counter left and the referee jumps in to stop the fight.

Official Result: Alexander Hernandez def. #12 Beneil Dariush by KO via punch (0:42, R1)

Ashley Yoder vs. Mackenzie Dern

Round One: The round begins with Dern attacking Yoder with leg kicks, Yoder and Dern get into a wild striking exchange. Dern grabs Yoder and she gets her up against the cage wall, the fighters excahnge strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Yoder attacks Dern with some leg kicks, Dern attacks Yoder with strikes after eating a kick. Dern again grabs Yoder and she holds her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Dern swings wildly against Yoder. Dern scores a takedown and Yoder gets right back to her feet, the fighters separate and Yoder nails Dern with leg kicks. Yoder nails a swinging Dern with a few lefts, Yoder nails Dern with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Yoder

Round Two: The round begins with Dern jabbing away at an incoming Yoder, Dern charges at Yoder before landing a kick to the midsection. Yoder attacks Dern with a kick followed by some lefts, Dern and Yoder have a wild striking exchange as Dern gets her against the cage wall. Yoder nails Dern with knee strikes while in the clinch, the referee decides to separate the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Yoder dropping a swinging Dern with a counter left, Yoder attacks Dern with some leg kicks. Yoder attacks Dern with some kicks as Dern swings wildly at her, Yoder continues nailing Dern with lefts. Dern nails Yoder with some leg kicks while still swinging wildly at her, Yoder nails awildly swinging Dern with a counter left. Dern hunts for the takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Yoder (Overall Score: 20-18 for Yoder)

Round Three: The round begins with Dern attacking Yoder with some leg kicks, Yoder goes back to attacking Dern with lefts. Dern cracks Yoder with a right before getting her against the cage wall, Dern attacks Yoder with knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Yoder nails Dern with a punching combination, Yoder backs Dern into the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Dern returns the favor by nailing Yoder with more knee strikes, the fighters break away and Yoder attempts a high kick against Dern. Dern catches a swinging Yoder with a counter left hook, Yoder steps forward to pop Dern with a straight left. Dern scores a takedown on Yoder and she gets back control, Yoder escapes a rear naked choke attempt as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dern (Final Score: 29-28 for Yoder)

Official Result: Mackenzie Dern def. Ashley Yoder by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#5 Ketlen Vieira vs. #6 Cat Zingano

Round One: The round begins with Zingano attacking Vieira with some leg kicks, Vieira responds by nailing Zingano with a right. Vieira gets Zingano against the cage wall while landing a knee strike and elbow strike, Zingano responds by nailing Vieira with a right. Vieira catches a swinging Zingano with a counter left, Zingano grabs Vieira and she nails her with a knee strike. Vieira then hits Zingano with a two punch combination, Zingano scores a takedown and Vieira gets right back up. Zingano then catches Vieira with a kick to the midsection, Vieira catches Zingano with a few counter lefts. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, Zingano then hits Vieira with a looping right. Vieira scores a takedown on Zingano and she gets the half guard, Vieira nails Zingano with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vieira

Round Two: The round begins with Zingano attacks Vieira with a high kick, Zingano nails Vieira with a side kick followed by a left. Vieira scores a takedown on Zingano and she gets back control, Zingano scrambles to get Vieira to posture up. Vieira dives into the open guard of a downed Zingano, Vieira transitions to the half guard position against Zingano. Vieira postures up again before settling in the open guard of Zingano, Zingano tries attacking Vieira with strikes while on her back. Vieira advances to the half guard against Zingano, Vieira postures up and kicks away at Zingano as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vieira (Overall Score: 20-18 for Vieira)

Round Three: The round begins with Zingano cracking Vieira with a head kick, Zingano then nails Vieira with a punching combination. Vieira scores a takedown on Zingano and she gets the full guard, Vieira postures up and Zingano attacks her with up kicks. Vieira transitions to the side control position against Zingano, Vieira postures up after nailing Zingano with a few strikes. Vieira gets top position again on a downed Zingano, Vieira attacks Zingano with strikes while getting the half guard. Zingano trips up a posturing Vieira to get the fight standing again, Zingano cracks Vieira with a few strikes while holding her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Zingano swinging away at Vieira, Vieira gets Zingano against the cage wall while eating knee strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vieira (Final Score: 30-27 for Vieira)

Official Result: #5 Ketlen Vieira def. # Cat Zingano by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#10 Stefan Struve vs. #12 Andrei Arlovski

Round One: The round begins with Arlovski attacking Struve with some leg kicks, Struve attacks Arlovski with a high kick. Arlovski barely cracks a swinging Struve with a counter right, Struve starts attacking Arlovski with leg kicks of his own. Arlovski then nails Struve with an overhand right, Arlovski scores a takedown on Struve and he gets the half guard. Arlovski postures up and he kicks away at the legs of Struve, Struve eventually scrambles to his feet and Arlovski kicks away at him. Struve charges at Arlovski while swinging wildly at him, Arlovski scores another takedown on Struve and he gets the open guard. Arlovski stands up and the referee allows Struve to stand up, Arlovski grabs Struve and he gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arlovski

Round Two: The round begins with Arlovski nailing Struve with a three punch combination, Struve nails Arlovski with a kick to the midsection. Arlovski goes back to attacking Struve with some leg kicks, Arlovski scores a takedown on Struve and he gets the full guard. Struve locks legs with Arlovski before getting top position on him, Struve transitions to back control as Arlovski scrambles to his feet. Arlovski spins at the right time and he holds Struve against the cage wall, Arlovski pops Struve with a few lefts to the face. The referee eventually separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Struve accidentally poking Arlovski in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters staring at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arlovski (Overall Score: 20-18 for Arlovski)

Round Three: The round begins with Struve attacking Arlovski with leg kicks, Arlovski backs up Struve with a punching combination. Struve then cracks Arlovski with a straight right, Struve then nails Arlovski with a kick to the midsection. Arlovski charges at Struve while throwing a punching combination, Arlovski then hits Struve with a left uppercut. Arlovski accidentally pokes Struve in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Struve attacking Arlovski with a high kick. Arlovski charges at Struve while throwing a punching combination, Struve continues kicking away at Arlovski. Arlovski scores a takedown on Struve and he gets side control, Struve gets to his feet and he swings away at Arlovski as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arlovski (Final Score: 30-27 for Arlovski)

Official Result: #12 Andrei Arlovski def. #10 Stefan Struve by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath

Round One: The round begins with Soukhamthath attacking O’Malley with leg kicks, O’Malley hurts Soukhamthath with leg kicks of his own. O’Malley continues attacking Soukhamthath with a variety of kicks, Soukhamthath catches an incoming O’Malley with a right. O’Malley barely connects with a spinning wheel kick to the head of Soukhamthath, O’Malley then nails Soukhamthath with a kick to the arm pit area. O’Malley hits Soukhamthath with a spinning back fist followed by a kick, O’Malley rocks Soukhamthath with a rock followed by a head kick. O’Malley chases Soukhamthath around the cage while swinging away a him and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for O’Malley

Round Two: The round begins with Soukhamthath swinging away at O’Malley, O’Malley backs up Soukhamthath with a right. O’Malley then cracks Soukhamthath with a straight left, O’Malley also nails Soukhamthath with kicks to the midsection. O’Malley eats a kick before nailing Soukhamthath with a two punch combination, Soukhamthath scores a takedown on O’Malley and he gets the full guard. O’Malley goes for a triangle choke while nailing Soukhamthath with strikes, O’Malley rolls for an arm bar and Soukhamthath escapes to get side control. O’Malley eats a few strikes as he gets Soukhamthath in the open guard, O’Malley catches Soukhamthath in a guillotine choke from out of nowhere. O’Malley releases the hold to kick away at a downed Soukhamthath, O’Malley gets side control on Soukhamthath and then full mount. O’Malley transitions to back control and applies a rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for O’Malley (Overall Score: 20-18 for O’Malley)

Round Three: The round begins with Soukhamthath attacking O’Malley with leg kicks, O’Malley starts peppering Soukhamthath with some strikes. O’Malley nails Soukhamthath with a front kick followed by a left, Soukhamthath scores a takedown on O’Malley after O’Malley injured his leg during a kick. Soukhamthath transitions to side control against O’Malley, O’Malley scrambles to his feet after Soukhamthath landed an elbow strike. Soukhamthath attacks the injured leg of O’Malley with more leg kicks, Soukhamthath scores another takedown on O’Malley and he gets side control. O’Malley scrambles to his feet and he nails Soukhamthath with a spinning elbow strike, Soukhamthath drags O’Malley back to the ground. Soukhamthath attacks o’Malley with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Soukhamthath (Final Score: 29-28 for O’Malley)

Official Result: Sean O’Malley def. Andre Soukhamthath by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)

#2 Frankie Edgar vs. #3 Brian Ortega

Round One: The round begins with Edgar coming forward and taking a few swings at Ortega, Edgar also attacks Ortega with leg kicks. Edgar continuously attacks Ortega with punching combinations, Edgar attacks Ortega with a head kick that gets blocked. Edgar eats a left before catching Ortega with a right hook, Ortega uses a jab to keep a winging Edgar at bay. Ortega then nails Edgar with a kick to the midsection, Ortega attacks Edgar with a leaping front kick. Edgar catches Ortega with an overhand right, Ortega nails an incoming Ortega with a left to the midsection. Ortega rocks Edgar with a elbow strike followed by a punching combination, Ortega destroys Edgar with an uppercut and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #3 Brian Ortega def. #2 Frankie Edgar by KO via punch (4:44, R1)

UFC Women’s Featherweight Title Fight: Cyborg (c) vs. Yana Kunitskaya

Round One: The round begins with Cyborg nailing Kunitskaya with a punching combination, Kunitskaya scores a takedown on Cyborg and she gets back control. Cyborg gets up and Kunitskaya holds her against the cage wall, Kunitskaya attacks Cyborg with a knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters exchange a ton of knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Cyborg drops Kunitskaya with a punching combination. Kunitskaya gets back up and she attacks Cyborg with front kicks, Cyborg drops Kunitskaya with a right and she pounces on her with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Cyborg def. Yana Kunitskaya by TKO via strikes (3:25, R1) to retain the title

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