Exclusive: Cynthia Calvillo Not Wanting To Fight In Texas After ‘Crazy’ Decisions

UFC strawweight Cynthia Calvillo was not a fan of a few decisions on the most recent Texas card, and might not want to fight there.

Cynthia Calvillo
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Cynthia Calvillo will think twice before agreeing to fight in Texas. 

This past weekend the UFC traveled to San Antonio, TX for the UFC on ESPN 43 event. The headliner was a bantamweight bout between two title contenders, Marlon Vera and Cory Sandhagen. The fight was a tough fought five-round war and was called a split decision for Sandhagen. After the event, many people took to social media to complain about the nature of the decision and the judge’s scoring. 

The judging process has been a hot topic in MMA for a while now. It seems that more often fans and fighters are having a problem with the results of fights. Texas in general is a tough state for fighters in terms of judging and other factors. Now it seems that some fighters are not willing to fight there at all.

Cynthia Calvillo didn’t like the decisions she saw at the Texas UFC event

Sandhagen defeating Vera by split decision wasn’t the only semi-questionable one of the fight card on Saturday night. UFC strawweight  Cynthia Calvillo thought the bout between flyweights Maycee Barber and Andrea Lee was scored incorrectly. It was another split decision that awarded Barber as the victor. Calvillo spoke to Middle Easy exclusively about this and more in a recent interview. 

“It was an incredible fight. You know, Macy Barber is tough. She hits hard. She does not quit,” she said. “She’ll figure out any position to create damage but I think Andrea Lee won that fight. That sh-t was crazy, I heard 30-27 I was like, are you kidding me? I was like, nah, there’s no way, Andrea Lee won that fight.”

Seeing these kinds of calls, which she did not agree with, makes Calvillo think twice about taking a fight in Texas. She is currently riding a four-fight losing streak, her last coming from a split decision that many thought she had won. 

“I don’t want to fight in Texas. I was like this sh-t was crazy. Like even like the split between Chito and Sandhagen,” she said. “I was like, what was going on here? No, I don’t want to fight for them. You know, I’ve gotten edged out in a couple of splits before, I definitely don’t want to go there.”

Calvillo revealed that she has two fights left on her current UFC contract. She will be taking on Lupita Godinez at UFC 287 in Miami, Fl on April 8. Despite the recent losses, Calvillo is still ranked at number 15 on the flyweight rankings, however, this fight will be taking place at strawweight. 


Published on March 27, 2023 at 10:06 am
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