Cynthia Calvillo

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Cynthia Calvillo
BornCynthia Tafoya Calvillo [1]
(1987-07-13) July 13, 1987 (age 33)
San Jose, California, United States
ResidenceSan Jose, California, United States
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
Reach64 in (163 cm)
StyleBrazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai
Fighting out ofSan Jose, California, United States
TeamTeam Alpha Male (–2019)[2]
American Kickboxing Academy (2020–present)[3]
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision4
By decision2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Cynthia Tafoya Calvillo [1] (/kælˈvj/ kal-VEE-yoh, born July 13, 1987)is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the strawweight and flyweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of December 14, 2020, she is #5 in the UFC women's flyweight rankings.[4]and as of January 25, 2021 she is #14 in the UFC women's pound for pound rankings.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Calvillo made her amateur debut in 2012, and garnered a 5–1 record over the next four years.[6]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In her UFC debut, Calvillo accepted a ten-day notice fight against Amanda Cooper at UFC 209 on March 4, 2017. She defeated Cooper by submission in the first round.[7]

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 submission.[8]

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 pounds, 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.[9] Calvillo won the fight via unanimous decision.[10][11]

Calvillo faced Carla Esparza on December 30, 2017, at UFC 219.[12] She lost the fight by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the bout 29-28 for Esparza.[13] After the fight, it was revealed that Calvillo had failed an in-competition drug test for marijuana metabolites.[14] 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.

Calvillo faced Poliana Botelho on November 17, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 140.[15] At the weigh-ins, Calvillo weighed in at 118 pounds, 2 pounds over the strawweight non-title fight limit of 116 pounds. She was fined 20 percent of her purse, which went to her opponent, Botelho, and the bout proceeded at catchweight.[16] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke in round one.[17]

Calvillo next faced Cortney Casey on February 17, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 1.[18] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[19]

Calvillo was scheduled to face Lívia Renata Souza on July 13, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 13.[20] However, on June 7, 2019 it was reported that Calvillo was forced to pull out of the bout due to a broken foot and she was replaced by Brianna van Buren.[21]

Calvillo was scheduled to face Cláudia Gadelha on December 7, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 7.[22] However, on October 22, 2019, it was announced that Gadelha was forced to withdraw from the bout due to broken finger and torn ligament,[23] and she was replaced by Marina Rodriguez.[24] After three rounds of fighting, the bout ended with a majority draw.[25]

Calvillo was scheduled to face Antonina Shevchenko on April 25, 2020.[26] However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed to a future date.[27] Instead Calvillo faced Jessica Eye on June 13, 2020 in the main event at UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo.[28] At the weigh-ins on June 12, Eye missed weight, weighing in at 126.25 pounds, a quarter pound over the non-title flyweight limit of 126 pounds. The bout proceeded as a catchweight bout and Eye was fined 25% of her purse.[29] Calvillo won the fight via unanimous decision.[30]

Calvillo was expected to face Lauren Murphy on October 25, 2020 at UFC 254.[31] However, Calvillo was forced to withdraw the bout for undisclosed reason and she was replaced by promotional newcomer Liliya Shakirova.[32]

Calvillo faced Katlyn Chookagian on November 21, 2020 at UFC 255.[33] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[34]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
12 matches 9 wins 2 losses
By knockout 2 0
By submission 3 0
By decision 4 2
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–2–1 Katlyn Chookagian Decision (unanimous) UFC 255 November 21, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1–1 Jessica Eye Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo June 13, 2020 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Flyweight; Eye missed weight (126.25 lb).
Draw 8–1–1 Marina Rodriguez Draw (majority) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 3 5:00 Washington, D.C., United States Catchweight (120.5 lb) bout; Calvillo missed weight.
Win 8–1 Cortney Casey Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez February 17, 2019 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 7–1 Poliana Botelho Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio November 17, 2018 1 4:48 Buenos Aires, Argentina Catchweight (118 lb) bout; Calvillo missed weight.
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 lb) 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) LFA 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 lb) bout.
Win 1–0 Jessica Sanchez-Birch TKO (punches) Global Knockout 7 August 27, 2016 2 3:21 Jackson, California, United States Flyweight debut.

Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
6 matches 5 wins 1 loss
By knockout 2 0
By submission 1 0
By decision 2 1
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]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mixed martial arts show results Date: June 13, 2020
  2. ^ Natalie Zamudio (May 7, 2019). "Cynthia Calvillo Leaves Team Alpha Male".
  3. ^ James Lynch (March 23, 2020). "Calvillo: 'It doesn't bother me' Khabib won't train with women".
  4. ^ "Rankings | UFC". Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  5. ^ "Rankings | UFC". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  6. ^ "record". Sherdog. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "UFC 209 results: Cynthia Calvillo chokes out Amanda Cooper in first to win UFC debut". MMAjunkie. 2017-03-05. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  8. ^ "After breast-implant saga, Cynthia Calvillo expected a 'hood fight with Pearl Gonzalez". MMAjunkie. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night 113 Weigh-in Pics, Video & Results: Joanne Calderwood Misses Mark". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  10. ^ "Calvillo stays undefeated vs. Calderwood". Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  11. ^ "Calvillo stays undefeated vs Calderwood".
  12. ^ Dana Becker (2017-09-27). "First three fights announced for UFC 219". Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  13. ^ "UFC 219 results: Ex-champ Carla Esparza hands Cynthia Calvillo first career loss in upset". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-31. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  14. ^ Nick Baldwin (2018-01-17). "Cynthia Calvillo tests positive for marijuana metabolites, facing UFC anti-doping violation". Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  15. ^ Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho (2018-08-17). "Poliana Botelho faces American Cynthia Calvillo at UFC Buenos Aires" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  16. ^ "UFC Buenos Aires: Magny vs. Santiago Set, but Cynthia Calivillo Misses Weight | MMAWeekly.copm". Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  17. ^ "UFC Argentina results: Cynthia Calvillo choke taps Poliana Botelho in first". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-18. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  18. ^ "Multiple UFC 233 fights get new dates, locations after Jan. 26 card scratched". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  19. ^ "UFC on ESPN 1 results: Cynthia Calvillo outpoints Cortney Casey in tedious affair". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-18. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  20. ^ "Cynthia Calvillo-Livinha Souza, Ryan Hall-Darren Elkins among UFC Sacramento bouts announced". MMA Junkie. 2019-05-15. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
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  24. ^ Redactie. "Marina Rodriguez replaces Claudia Gadelha against Cynthia Calvillo during UFC Washington". Retrieved 2019-10-24.(in Dutch)
  25. ^ "UFC on ESPN 7 results: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Marina Rodriguez ends in majority draw". MMA Junkie. 2019-12-08. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
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  27. ^ Brett Okamoto (2020-04-09). "Dana White says UFC 249 will not happen April 18". Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  28. ^ DNA, MMA. "Jessica Eye en Cynthia Calvillo verzorgen Main Event van UFC evenement op 13 juni". Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  29. ^ Bryan Tucker (June 12, 2020). "UFC on ESPN 10 weigh-in video". Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  30. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2020-06-14). "UFC on ESPN 10 Results: Cynthia Calvillo Arrives at Flyweight". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
  31. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-08-15). "Cynthia Calvillo treft Lauren Murphy in onofficiële title-eliminator tijdens UFC 254". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  32. ^ Heck, Mike (2020-10-15). "With Cynthia Calvillo out, Lauren Murphy welcomes newcomer Liliya Shakirova at UFC 254". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  33. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-11-02). "Katlyn Chookagian treft Cynthia Calvillo tijdens UFC 255". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  34. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-11-21). "UFC 255 Results: Smart Game Plans Pushes Katlyn Chookagian Past Cynthia Calvillo". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
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