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Brian Ortega vs. Frankie Edgar UFC 222 Highlights

Brian Ortega vs. Frankie Edgar UFC 222 Highlights”

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. Unbeaten up and comer Brian Ortega stepped in as Holloway's replacement and made the most of the opportunity against the veteran.

Our guy, Van, countered with the freakshow fight of a lifetime - a matchup with his own grandma!

So when the legendary Frankie Edgar finally met his maker in the form of Brian Ortega at UFC 222 last weekend, the outpour of respect for the former-lightweight champion in the days that followed truly was a testament to the best things about this sport.

"I just saw [Holloway], he came on The Ultimate Fighter as one of the coaches", White said.

Does Yana Kunitskaya have what it takes to upset Cris Cyborg?

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The co-main event at UFC 222 was one for the ages.

Edgar (21-6-1) was stopped for the first time in his 13-year mixed martial arts career by Ortega (14-0), who likely earned a featherweight title shot against dominant champion Max Holloway with his latest spectacular finish at T-Mobile Arena. Due to injury, Holloway was pulled and replaced by undefeated Brian Ortega to take on Edgar in what was dubbed as a "title eliminator".

"I'm making history. I'm just humbled just to share the Octagon with him", the lifelong South Bay resident said. The Ortega, Holloway headliner and the Nunes-Cyborg super fight are going to be pretty great. Edgar now presumably loses his title shot, so it will be interesting to see where he goes from here.

"Foxy" Kunitskaya, the current Invicta bantamweight champion, called out Cyborg in a tweet on January 25th, 2018 and it looks like she will get her wish. For Edgar, however, the future is a bit more unclear.

"I knew that he was going to be in my face and pressuring me and because I have these daddy-long legs and arms I have to use my elbows because I can't extend my arms out", he said about the finish.

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