With UFC 222 being built up with the possibility of seeing new stars emerge, the UFC will be sitting pretty happily for the next week after a slew of 20-something fighters continued their ascendancy.
In the main event, the already established Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino dominated as expected against Yana Kunitskaya but the night’s biggest shock came in the co-main event billing. With Brian Ortega yet to face competition at the level of Frankie Edgar, many saw a trademark submission as the only route to victory for ‘T-City’. What followed, however, was a devastating first-round knockout by Ortega as an elbow in close stunned the former lightweight champion before an uppercut knocked ‘The Answer’ off of his feet and ensured that the young pretender to Max Holloway’s featherweight title would become the first man to stop the iron-willed Edgar.
With the UFC’s consecutive eight-week streak now over and the next event planned for the 17th of this month, here are five fights to make with the big winners of UFC 222: