Cynthia Calvillo
Gets 180 days from Arizona commission
strawweightUFC
February 20, 2019
Calvillo has been suspended 180 days pending medical clearance by the Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Escapes with decision
strawweightUFC
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
Fight moved to February
strawweightUFC
December 12, 2018
Calvillo's bout versus Cortney Casey was moved from Jan. 26 to Feb. 17 in Phoenix, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
The Jan. 26 card in Anaheim, California was canceled since the promotion was unable to find a suitable main event. Over the next couple weeks, all of the scheduled bouts from that card are expected to be moved to other locations and dates within the first three months of the 2018 calendar year.
Booked against Cortney Casey
strawweightUFC
November 28, 2018
Calvillo will fight Cortney Casey in a strawweight bout at UFC 233 on Jan. 26 in California, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
ANALYSIS
Just 11 days removed from her first-round submission victory over Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Night 140, Calvillo has already booked her next bout. The 31-year-old, who is 7-1 as a professional fighter, will face an opponent in Casey who has battled to three consecutive split decisions -- the last of which was a victory over Angela Hill at UFC Lincoln in August.
Gets submission win Saturday
strawweightUFC
November 17, 2018
Calvillo defeated Poliana Botelho via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:48 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 140 on Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
ANALYSIS
There was a lot of talk about Calvillo's botched weight cut leading up to this fight but the 31-year-old showed no ill effects in the cage, landing the harder shots on the feet before getting her opponent's back to close the show. It's clear that Calvillo's striking is coming along but she recently dropped a decision to Carla Esparza due to relying on it too heavily, so it was nice to see her get back to her main strength here. She improves to 7-1 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.
Misses weight for UFC Argentina
strawweightUFC
November 16, 2018
Calvillo weighed in at 118 pounds -- two pounds over the strawweight limit -- for her UFC Argentina matchup against Poliana Botelho, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Calvillo looked just brutal on the scales, as detailed by a video posted by MMAFighting.com, leaving many to question whether she should be allowed to compete Saturday night. According to the report, however, the fight is expected to move forward as planned, with 20 percent of Calvillo's fight purse set to be forfeited to Botelho. As of early Friday morning, Calvillo is approximately a (+130) betting underdog for the fight.