UFC releases Cynthia Calvillo after split decision loss at UFC 287
The UFC has parted ways with Cynthia Calvillo following her split decision loss to Loopy Godinez at UFC 287.
The algorithm-based Twitter account UFC Roster Watch first revealed Calvillo was removed from the roster and MMA Fighting confirmed the news that she has been released from the promotion. Calvillo returned to the strawweight division on Saturday and lost a close split decision to Loopy Godinez on Saturday night in Miami which will be her final UFC fight.
Cynthia Calvillo (9-6-1) ends her UFC tenure on a five-fight losing skid and, as mentioned, lost by 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.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime