Cynthia Calvillo

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Cynthia Calvillo
Born Cynthia Calvillo
(1987-07-13) July 13, 1987 (age 31)
San Jose, California, U.S.A
Residence Sacramento, California, U.S.A
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mexican
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
Division Strawweight [1]
Reach 65 in (165 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai
Fighting out of Sacramento, California, U.S.A
Team Team Alpha Male
Years active 2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 6
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 2
Losses 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: March 4, 2017

Cynthia Calvillo (/kælˈvj/ kal-VEE-yoh, born July 13, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of December, 2017, she is #6 in the official UFC Strawweight rankings.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Calvillo made her amateur debut in 2012, and garnered a 5-1 record over 4 years.[3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

She made her professional debut in 2016 collecting 3 pro victories in 5 months which includes 2 technical knockout finishes. She accepted a 10-day notice fight against Amanda Cooper at UFC 209 where she made her UFC debut, defeating Cooper by submission in the first round.[4]

Following her successful UFC debut, she was asked to join the main card of UFC 210 against promotional newcomer Pearl Gonzalez. Gonzalez was ruled out of the contest after the NYSAC said she could not fight because of her breast implants, which are banned among combat-sports competitors. Later the decision was reversed and the fight was allowed to go on as scheduled. Calvillo won the fight by third round rear-naked choke.[5]

Calvillo faced Joanne Calderwood in a strawweight bout on July 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 113. At the weigh-ins, Calderwood came in at 118 lbs, two pounds over the strawweight limit of 116 lbs. As a result, she was fined 20% of her purse, which went to Calvillo and their bout proceeded as scheduled at a catchweight fight.[6] Calvillo won the fight via a controversial unanimous decision. However, 16 MMA journalists scored the fight to Calvillo. 5 of those scoring it 30-27. [7][8]

Calvillo faced Carla Esparza on December 30, 2017 at UFC 219.[9] She lost the fight by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the bout 29-28 for Esparza.[10] After the fight, it was revealed that Calvillo had failed an in-competition drug test for marijuana metabolites.[11] As a result, she was suspended by USADA for 6 months with the ability to reduce the suspension to 3 months by completing a USADA approved drug awareness program. The Nevada Athletic Commission later extended this to 9 months.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6–1 Carla Esparza Decision (unanimous) UFC 219 December 30, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Calvillo tested positive for marijuana metabolites.
Win 6–0 Joanne Calderwood Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio July 16, 2017 3 5:00 Glasgow, Scotland Catchweight (118 lbs) bout; Calderwood missed weight.
Win 5–0 Pearl Gonzalez Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 210 April 8, 2017 3 3:45 Buffalo, New York, United States
Win 4–0 Amanda Cooper Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 209 March 4, 2017 1 3:19 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3–0 Montana De La Rosa TKO (punches) Legacy Fighting Alliance 1 January 13, 2017 3 2:54 Dallas, Texas, United States Strawweight debut.
Win 2–0 Gillian Robertson Decision (unanimous) Global Knockout 8 November 19, 2016 3 5:00 Jackson, California, United States Catchweight (120 lbs) bout.
Win 1–0 Jessica Sanchez-Birch TKO (punches) Global Knockout 7 August 27, 2016 2 3:21 Jackson, California, United States Flyweight bout.

Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 5–1 Aspen Ladd Decision (unanimous) WFC 9 - Mitchell vs. Jara April 26, 2014 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States Flyweight bout. For the WFC Flyweight title.
Loss 4–1 Brenna Larkin Decision (unanimous) Tuff-N-Uff - Festibrawl 5 March 1, 2013 3 3:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, Nevada
Win 4–0 Jeana Pinelli Decision (unanimous) BTF - 2012 Camo State Championship September 12, 2012 3 5:00 Fremont, California, United States
Win 3–0 Ariene Culbreath Submission (rear-naked choke) WCS 5 - San Jose Fit Expo July 15, 2012 2 1:13 California, United States
Win 2–0 Stefanie Harrison TKO (punches) Rocktagon MMA - Elite Series 17 April 14, 2012 1 1:29 Salinas, California, United States Bantamweight bout. For the Rocktagon MMA bantamweight championship.
Win 1–0 Stefanie Harrison KO (punch) Rocktagon MMA - Elite Series 14 February 19, 2012 1 1:15 Richmond, California, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cynthia Calvillo fighter profile". UFC.com. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2017-07-31. 
  3. ^ "record". Sherdog. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ "UFC 209 results: Cynthia Calvillo chokes out Amanda Cooper in first to win UFC debut". MMAjunkie. 2017-03-05. Retrieved 2017-07-31. 
  5. ^ "After breast-implant saga, Cynthia Calvillo expected a 'hood fight with Pearl Gonzalez". MMAjunkie. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2017-07-31. 
  6. ^ Sherdog.com. "UFC Fight Night 113 Weigh-in Pics, Video & Results: Joanne Calderwood Misses Mark". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-07-17. 
  7. ^ "Calvillo stays undefeated vs. Calderwood". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2017-07-17. 
  8. ^ "Calvillo stays undefeated vs Calderwood". MMAjunkie.com/access-date=2017-07-16. 
  9. ^ Dana Becker (2017-09-27). "First three fights announced for UFC 219". fightline.com. Retrieved 2017-09-27. 
  10. ^ "UFC 219 results: Ex-champ Carla Esparza hands Cynthia Calvillo first career loss in upset". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-31. Retrieved 2017-12-31. 
  11. ^ Nick Baldwin (2018-01-17). "Cynthia Calvillo tests positive for marijuana metabolites, facing UFC anti-doping violation". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2018-03-07. 
  12. ^ "MMAjunkie's '2017 Newcomer of the Year': Despite late slip-up, Californian made mark in hurry". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-04.