Cynthia Calvillo

USA

Tabbed to fight July 9
FlyweightUFC
April 14, 2022
Calvillo will take on Nina Nunes in a flyweight bout at the UFC event July 9, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Calvillo was reported to be matched up with Brianna Van Buren on June 4, but it appears she has be tabbed to fight a month later with a new opponent. Calvillo most recently fought in November when she fell to Andrea Lee by TKO
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Returning in June
FlyweightUFC
March 6, 2022
Calvillo (eye) will face Brianna Van Buren (hand) in a strawweight matchup at a UFC event scheduled for June 4, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Calvillo lost to Andrea Lee via TKO (Corner Stoppage) in mid-November and was dealt a six-month medical suspension due to an eye injury. She'll return shortly after she's first eligible and will be back in the strawweight division following four consecutive flyweight bouts. Van Buren last fought in June of 2020, when she lost to Tecia Torres via unanimous decision before she was handed a six-month medical suspension due to a hand injury. Calvillo has advantages in both height and reach.
Could miss several months
FlyweightUFC
November 16, 2021
Calvillo is facing a potential six-month medical suspension for an orbital injury, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Calvillo lost to Andrea Lee via TKO on Saturday, a fight which left both fighters facing potential medical suspensions. Calvillo will be unable to fight until May 13 unless cleared by a doctor.
Can't answer bell in defeat
FlyweightUFC
November 13, 2021
Calvillo lost to Andrea Lee via TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas
ANALYSIS
Calvillo's game plan of being uber-aggressive on the feet failed miserably. She attempted to push the pace the second the opening bell rang, but the much longer and more technical Lee simply stood her ground and fired off counter jabs which ate Calvillo up. It's unclear whether is was Calvillo herself or her corner which halted the bout at the end of Round 2, but either way, Calvillo never got off of her stool. Cynthia's body language was terrible at the time, and it was likely the correct decision. Calvillo made a name for herself early in her UFC by beating up subpar competition, but it has all fallen apart of late. She's lost three in a row and has a single victory dating back to February 2019. There's no guarantee the 34-year-old gets another shot with the company.
Stepping in against Andrea Lee
FlyweightUFC
October 19, 2021
Calvillo will take on Andrea Lee on Nov. 13, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Calvillo stepped in to replace Jessica Eye, who was forced to withdraw due to an allergic reaction. Calvillo's last win came against Eye back in June of 2020. Since then, she's lost a pair of fights, including a first-round TKO defeat against Jessica Andrade in September. Lee had been in a poor run of her own, losing three straight fights, but she turned things around by submitting Antonina Shevchenko in the second round in May.
Blitzed by Jessica Andrade
FlyweightUFC
September 25, 2021
Calvillo lost to Jessica Andrade via TKO (punches) at 4:51 of Round 1 at UFC 266 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Calvillo did a decent job of surviving the furious attacks of Andrade until the very end. Hopelessly outgunned in the power department, Calvillo allowed her opponent to lead the dance the entire way. Cynthia actually came out okay on the vast majority of the striking exchanges between the two women, but an effective flurry from Andrade late in Round 1 pinned her up against the cage, and referee Herb Dean correctly stopped the fight before the frame expired. Calvillo is now 6-3-1 in her first 10 UFC bouts, but she hasn't fought as well as the mark would indicate. She has little power in her hands and has beaten up on poor competition. Her name is bigger than her game at this point.