Cynthia Calvillo


Confirmed for DC card
August 25, 2019
Calvillo (foot) will take on Claudia Gadelha in a strawweight matchup at UFC Washington DC on December 7, Gene Wang of the Washington Post reports.
Calvillo last fought in February, but was forced to withdraw from a July matchup against Livinha Souza due to a broken foot . She'll presumably be healed up on time for the December event, where she'll take on a long-time staple in the women's 115-pound division. Calvillo sports a strong 5-1 mark in the UFC, while Gadelha has hit a bit of a rough patch of late, going 2-2 in her last four bouts. Calvillo owns the edge in both offensive and defensive striking numbers, while Gadelha is a far superior offensive wrestler. Calvillo owns just an average 69 percent takedown defense, so staying on her feet will be key to remaining competitive in this bout. The two women measure up with nearly identical numbers in height and reach.
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Off UFC Sacramento
June 13, 2019
Calvillo has suffered a broken foot that has forced her to withdraw from her UFC Sacramento bout against Livinha Souza that was scheduled for July 13, Matt Erikson and John Morgan of reports.
Calvillo had been spotted in a walking boot earlier in the week, which led to much speculation that she was in danger of pulling out of the fight. That has since been confirmed, with an attached expected recovery timetable of roughly six weeks. The UFC will search for a new opponent for Souza on the card.
In walking boot, may withdraw
June 7, 2019
Calvillo was spotted in a walking boot and it "sounds like" she will withdraw from her bout against Livinha Souza at UFC Sacramento on July 13, John Morgan of MMA Junkie reports.
The exact nature of Calvillo's injury is unclear, but it's enough to put her in a boot. More information may arrive in the near future.
Draws Livinha Souza in Sacramento
May 14, 2019
Calvillo will take on Livinha Souza in a strawweight matchup at UFC Sacramento on July 13, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Calvillo picked up a win over Courtney Casey her last time out to make it five wins in six UFC appearances, but did take a considerable amount of damage to her leg over the course of the victory. That February contest resulted in a 180-day medical suspension, but considering she'll be back in July already, she presumably has received the necessary medical clearance. On fight night, the two women will measure up almost equally in both height and reach, though Souza is the younger fighter despite having a greater number of professional bouts. Souza has started her UFC career 2-0 and accumulated eight career victories via submission, but Calvillo has yet to tap out in her pro career.
Gets 180 days from Arizona commission
February 20, 2019
Calvillo has been suspended 180 days pending medical clearance by the Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission, reports.
While no specific injury was detailed in the report, Calvillo did absorb 26 significant strikes to the leg in this one, and noticeably hobbled out of the cage after accepting the victory. After the fight, Calvillo called out a top contender in Tatiana Suarez, though Suarez was dismissive of that potential matchup. It won't be able to materialize for quite some time anyway, as Calvillo will be on the shelf until cleared by a physician.
Escapes with decision
February 17, 2019
Calvillo defeated Cortney Casey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC on ESPN 1 on Sunday in Phoenix.
Calvillo want to stay on the outside, use her footwork and land strikes. She never really landed consistently, but she was able to bounce around on the outside. Casey outlanded Calvillo overall. In the end, Calvillo was the one that the judges thought won. Even though the fans in the arena spent their time doing the wave during this fight, Calvillo continued her winning ways in the UFC. She is now 5-1 in her six UFC fights.