UFC parts ways with Cynthia Calvillo after UFC 287 defeat

Cynthia Calvillo, an experienced fighter in both strawweight and flyweight categories, has recently been released by the UFC after a split decision loss to Loopy Godinez in UFC 287. Although Calvillo has had a notable start, earning three consecutive wins upon entering the UFC, including victories against Joanne Wood and Pearl Gonzalez, her career has been marked by numerous setbacks throughout the years.

Her first defeat against former strawweight champion Carla Esparza in UFC 219 was a close battle, followed by two more wins and a majority draw against Marina Rodriguez. However, Calvillo’s struggles with her weight cuts conflicted with her ability to maintain her victories, and she moved up to flyweight after missing the strawweight limit twice in three fights.

Calvillo did not disappoint in her first flyweight match, beating one-time title challenger Jessica Eye, but unfortunately, this would be the last time she would win in the octagon. She experienced five consecutive losses thereafter, including setbacks against Katlyn Chookagian, Jessica Andrade, and Andrea Lee, culminating in her release from the UFC.

In conclusion, Calvillo’s recent release from the UFC marks a tough ending to a fighter who had shown considerable potential in her early career. While her victories and legacy in the arena were notable, her inability to retain her victories, coupled with her recent setbacks, contributed significantly to her removal from the UFC roster.


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