Brian Ortega stops Frankie Edgar, Cris Cyborg defends belt at UFC 222

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If things had gone according to the original plan, Frankie Edgar would have challenged Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title in the main event of last Saturday's UFC 222 card.

Unfortunately for Edgar and his fans, his featherweight title dreams were dashed yet again, as he was put down by an Ortega uppercut in the first round, which marked his very first stoppage loss.

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.

Ranked No. 3 in the 145-pound division, Ortega cracked Edgar with a left elbow, staggering the second-ranked star near the end of the round. Ortega wasted barely any time in doing what had never been done before: knocking out Edgar.

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.

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

"(Cyborg)'s a beast", White said. Julianna Pena, who just gave birth to her first child a few weeks ago and hasn't fought since January 2017, is stationed at No. 2 in the rankings, while Ronda Rousey - you know, the newest WWE superstar - is still somehow in the top 10.

"I think if it was real, Dana would've called me personally", he added. "I just look far enough to know where I'm going next".

Following the fight, Conor McGregor posted on his Twitter account. So yeah I see a future with me going up to 155.

"I don't know what happened", O'Malley said from his back. "Welcome to the Sugar Show!"

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