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

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

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)

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