Cynthia Calvillo

USA

Out
Injury Illness
Est. Return 11/14/2020
WD due to positive COVID-19 test
FlyweightUFC
Out
October 19, 2020
Calvillo was forced to withdraw last week from her flyweight fight versus Lauren Murphy at UFC 254 due to a positive COVID-19 test, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The report doesn't specify whether Calvillo is experiencing any symptoms of the coronavirus, but if her illness doesn't prove to be too debilitating, she could return to the Octagon at some point later in 2020. The UFC added newcomer Liliya Shakirova as a short-notice replacement for Calvillo for the Oct. 24 event at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
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Removed from UFC 254 card
FlyweightUFC
Out
October 15, 2020
Calvillo (undisclosed) has been pulled from her scheduled fight against Lauren Murphy at UFC 254 on October 24, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
It's not yet known why Calvillo is being removed from the card. UFC is currently looking for a replacement to fight Murphy. Calvillo has not fought since defeating Jessica Eye in June and it's unclear when she could return to the octagon again.
Murphy fight in the works
FlyweightUFC
Out
August 13, 2020
Calvillo and Lauren Murphy have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 254 on October 24, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Calvillo will be making her first appearance since her decision victory over Jessica Eye in June in her flyweight debut. The fight on October 24 does not have a location at this point, but will be at flyweight.
Faces six month medical suspension
FlyweightUFC
Out
June 15, 2020
Calvillo must have her right shoulder cleared before she return to action or she could be forced to sit out until December 11, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Calvillo was victorious over Jessica Eye last Saturday, but will need orthopedic doctor clearance before she is able to return to action. Calvillo will still face the minimum suspension until July 14 as well.
Main event winner in Vegas
FlyweightUFC
Out
June 13, 2020
Calvillo defeated Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a struggle at times but Calvillo emerged with the victory she came for. It didn't start well. Calvillo got the short end of the stick during a first round that was spent entirely on the feet. Wisely, she leaned on her wrestling the rest of the way. Cynthia landed multiple takedowns (four in total) and racked up plenty of control time. Some of Calvillo's attempts were sloppy, but Eye didn't possess the necessary skills to fend them off. Calvillo also clearly tired throughout the later portion of Round 4 and the entirety of Round 5, but the damage was done by then. It was a competent showing from Calvillo in her flyweight debut, but she was going up against an over-hyped opponent who missed weight a day earlier. She is not currently a threat to Valentina Shevchenko's 125-pound throne.
Facing slightly heavy opponent
FlyweightUFC
Out
June 12, 2020
Calvillo will receive 25 percent of Jessica Eye's purse after Eye came in 0.25 pounds over at Friday's weigh-in for UFC Las Vegas 2, Jose Youngs of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Calvillo shouldn't be at too much of a disadvantage when she enters the octagon given the minimal weight discrepancy. Still, it does take a minor amount of shine off the main event as Calvillo looks to make a strong impression in her flyweight debut.