UFC 266: Jessica Andrade vs Cynthia Calvillo- Prediction and Analysis

Published 09/25/2021, 11:53 AM EDT


UFC 266 this weekend will see a match-up in the women’s flyweight division go down between Jessica Andrade and Cynthia Calvillo. Andrade is a former UFC strawweight champion. Calvillo is a perennial contender of the division and will take on the No.1 ranked contender.

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Andrade lost her last fight against Valentina Shevchenko. But the Brazilian remains one of the finest fighters on the women’s roster. Her last win against Katlyn Chookagian was a testament to the power she possesses in her hands. Andrade is also a supreme grappler.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 18: (R-L) Jessica Andrade of Brazil takes down Katlyn Chookagian in their women’s flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 18, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Calvillo has notable wins over Joanne Calderwood, Jessica Eye, and more. She is a very talented fighter but dropped her last fight against Chookagian. The 34-year-old will look to return to winning ways this weekend.

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Andrade has a professional record of 21-9 with 15 finishes. 8 T/KO and 7 submission wins comprise those numbers for her. As for Calvillo, her record stands at 9-2-1 with 5 finishes. 2 T/KO and 3 submission wins comprise those stats for her.

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Jessica Andrade vs Cynthia Calvillo: Analysis

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Andrade is on a skid recently. But those losses have come against the likes of Zhang Weili, Rose Namajunas, and Valentina Shevchenko, who are considered the very best fighters in the world. Andrade herself falls into the category as well.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 20: Cynthia Calvillo poses on the scale during the UFC 255 weigh-in at UFC APEX on November 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

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Calvillo will be determined to establish her skills sets as she takes on Andrade this weekend. But it will be one of her toughest tests to date as the former champion herself is determined to register a win. Andrade might just prove too much in all areas for her opponent and eventually earn a T/KO finish.

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Final Prediction: Jessica Andrade by T/KO

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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