Cynthia Calvillo hit with anti-doping policy violation, UFC responds

Cynthia Calvillo released from UFC after missing weight, 5-fight losing streak

After missing weight for her bout against Piera Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 90 last weekend, it appears that Cynthia Calvillo (9-6-1) has been released from the UFC roster.

The algorithm-based Twitter account UFC Roster Watch first revealed Calvillo was removed from the roster.

Cynthia Calvillo, UFC roster watch

As a result of the weight miss, the April 6 bout was removed from the fight card, and it could not have come at a worse time for Calvillo.

The strawweight fighter, who had already missed weight in a previous bout, was hit with an anti-doping infraction, and was on a five-fight losing streak, needed to perform if she wanted to remain with the promotion.

Cynthia Calvillo (9-6-1) ends her UFC tenure on a five-fight losing skid, most recently to Lupita Godinez by split decision at UFC 287 in her return to strawweight. Prior to that, she also lost a split decision to Nina Nunes back in August. Also on the losing skid, Calivllo suffered a TKO corner stoppage loss to Andrea Lee, a TKO loss to Jessica Andrade and a decision loss to Katlyn Chookagian.

Calvillo’s last UFC win came back in June of 2020 as she earned a decision win over Jessica Eye in the main event of UFC Vegas 2. Calvillo made her UFC debut at UFC 209 at just 3-0 after beating Montana De La Rosa on the regional scene and scored a first-round submission win over Amanda Cooper.

Following her debut win, Cynthia Calvillo returned a month later and submitted Pearl Gonzalez at UFC 210 and after that fight, Dana White praised Calvillo and said he has high hopes for her. Over her next six fights, she went 4-1-1 but had a hard time making 115lbs and then moved up to 125lbs which resulted in her losing skid beginning.

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