Cynthia Calvillo Provides a Huge Update on Her Career – Set to Change Weight Classes

Published 12/28/2021, 9:45 AM EST


UFC fighter Cynthia Calvillo’s latest fights have not panned out as expected. In 2020 and 2021 combined, she was seen in four bouts but managed to win just one. She has lost her last three back-to-back fights against Katlyn Chookagian, Jessica Andrade, and Andrea Lee. In the last two fights, Calvillo lost through T/KO and it seems that she has hit a little bit of a rough patch in the flyweight division.

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Hence, Calvillo seems interested in a return to the strawweight division. On her Instagram story, she shared that she will be returning to the strawweight division. She also tagged UFC President Dana White in the story. She wrote, “I’ll be back #115″.

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Owing to her consecutive losses, this change might be a good opportunity for her to come back stronger in the lighter division. While she has switched her weight class a few times, fans could see her perform much more effectively at the strawweight division.

However, many have also pointed out that the fighter has previously failed to meet the 116 pounds mark. Because of this, she had moved up to 125 pounds.

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Hence, it would be critical for her to make weight at the 115 pounds division. However, this decision might just turn her career around. Her future bouts in the strawweight division will tell whether dropping down was a good idea.

Cynthia Calvillo: Her career so far

Cynthia Calvillo started her professional career in 2016 and signed up with the UFC in 2017. She was just three professional fights old when she joined the well-known promotion. She managed to win her early fights but suffered her first loss against Carla Esparza at UFC 219. The 9-4-1 record holder then had a few wins before her rough patch started.

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As she has already competed in the strawweight division, she definitely would have great opponents for her upcoming bouts. It’ll be interesting to see whom she faces and how her performance will fare as compared to her performance in the women’s flyweight division.

Fans would surely love to see her fight soon against some of the best opponents in the 115 pounds division.

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Whom do you think Cynthia Calvillo should face in her next fight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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