Cynthia Calvillo


Stepping in against Andrea Lee
October 19, 2021
Calvillo will take on Andrea Lee on Nov. 13, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
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.
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Blitzed by Jessica Andrade
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.
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.
Will take on Andrade in September
June 10, 2021
Calvillo will take on Jessica Andrade in a flyweight bout at UFC 266 on Sept. 25, reports.
Calvillo is coming off a loss to Katlyn Chookagian by unanimous decision back in November. She suffered a right shoulder injury, but it all should be good by September when she faces Andrade, who is coming off a loss herself against Valentina Shevchenko.
Out for six months
November 23, 2020
Calvillo has been suspended six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending a physician's clearance of a right shoulder injury, reports.
Calvillo will miss a minimum of 30 days but could return before six months are up, depending on the results of her MRI. She suffered the injury during her unanimous-decision loss against Katlyn Chookagian on Saturday.
Can't touch Katlyn Chookagian
November 21, 2020
Calvillo lost to Katlyn Chookagian via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC 255 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Potentially in line for a championship shot with a victory, Calvillo was routed in what was essentially a 15-minute kickboxing match. Calvillo went for a couple takedowns early before eventually abandoning that idea all together. Calvillo was content to stand and trade with Chookagian despite giving up four inches in height and three inches in reach to her opponent. It was a dreadful game plan in what appeared to be a winnable fight. Calvillo is in rough shape moving forward. She was just dominated by Chookagian, who was dominated by the two best fighters in the division in Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade. Calvillo finds herself miles from the title picture with just this one defeat.
Set to face Katlyn Chookagian
November 2, 2020
Calvillo (illness) is expected to take Katlyn Chookagian in a flyweight matchup at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
While the fight isn't quite finalized, it appears that the positive COVID-19 test that forced Calvillo to withdraw from her October fight against Lauren Murphy is no longer a factor. Calvillo will be looking to extend her unbeaten streak to four against a fighter who will be looking to avoid her third loss in her last four fights. Calvillo is giving up five inches in height and four inches in reach to, so getting this fight to the mat should be key to her game plan. The two sport similar offensive striking numbers, but Chookagian has just a 48 percent takedown defense, which is typically a weakness that's been exploited in here losses. Calvillo has seen success in the grappling department, as she averages 1.97 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time and has racked up up seven combined takedowns in her last two bouts.