Christiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos stepped in to fight newcomer and Invicta FC women’s Bantamweight Champion Yana Kunitskaya on short notice to ‘save the UFC 222 card’ after Holloway vs Edgar was scrapped due to Holloway pulling out of the fight.
Cyborg had already fought three months ago on December 30,2017 on the UFC 219 card against former UFC Bantamweight champion and former featherweight title challenger Holly Holm.Cyborg won the fight via unanimous decision.Despite fighting full five rounds,she still surprisingly decided to take the fight on short notice to give the UFC 222 attendance a title fight to cheer about.
However,the result of the fight was not so surprising as Cyborg blasted through Kunitskaya with a TKO victory in the first round to defend her title twice.
Dominant champion Cris Cyborg however decided to celebrate her UFC 222 victory in more of a humble and generous fashion.Cyborg and her teammates went to In-N-Out cheeseburgers to purchase 222 cheeseburgers and distribute amongst the needy people on Skid Row.(via YouTube):
The order was so large that Cyborg’s Team was sent to two different locations,first to purchase 120 cheeseburgers and then to purchase the remaining 102 totalling to 222,the number of UFC PPV event Cyborg participated in.Skid Row of Los Angeles, California,has a population of estimated 5,000-8,000 homeless people sleeping on the streets.
Cyborg when asked about the experience said this, “I love being able to come out and show the people that there are individuals who still love them, something simple like a cheeseburger isn’t going to change their lives, but for that one moment they know someone cares about them and they are special to me.”
UFC Bantamweight champion Cris Cyborg was in a conversation for being considered as the best pound for pound female fighter on the planet.After Rousey’s departure and Cyborg’s debut in the UFC,she is without a doubt the best female fighter on the planet and pound for pound champion in the entire roster including men.
She might be tuff but with this act she proved how soft she is from within.