Nina Nunes Beats Cynthia Calvillo, Retires To Live Her Best Mom Life – UFC San Diego Results (Highlights)

Calvillo could not get past "The Strina" who called it a day on a high note

Nina Nunes, Cynthia Calvillo
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After pulling out of their initial matchup, Nina Nunes finally took on Cynthia Calvillo at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz.

UFC San Diego: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes

Round 1

Calvillo takes to the outside to circle Nunes. Both ladies throwing long range strikes to measure distance. Nunes with a straight kick to the bod misses. Low kick by Nunes connects. Calvillo is still circling around while Nunes uses her kicks to strike her. Nice straight right lands for Calvillo. Nunes holding the center of the octagon well. Cautious, looking for openings both of them. Calvillo catches a kick and Nunes rolls to the ground. Nunes gets back up. Nunes is chopping at Calvillo’s legs with low kicks. Calvillo’s leg is visibly red from the damage. Head kick miss by Nunes. Another low kick by Nunes. Calvillo goes to grapple and Nunes gets out. Calvillo is trying to step in with her jab but keeps missing. Nunes with a spinning back kick miss. An inside leg calf kick by Nunes grazes Calvillo.

Round 2

Calvillo kicks the round off with pressure. Nice level change to hit the body by Calvillo. Both throwing feints in the middle. Nice check left hook by Nina. Nina is on the outside now circling her. Left hand connects for Calvillo. Calvillo goes for a takedown and gets it. Nunes got her foot stuck in Calvillo’s pants and the ref gets it out. Calvillo misses out on getting side control due to that. Calvillo on the top gets pushed away by Nunes temporarily before getting back on top. Light strikes from Calvillo and she gets up. Nice upkick by Nunes. Both get back up again. Nunes goes for a takedown but lets go.

Round 3

Nunes opens with a kick to the body. Calvillo fires one back. Spinning back kick attempt by Nunes. Calvillo connects with a counter right. Nice outside leg kick by Nunes. Nice outside leg kick by Nunes. Calvillo tries to get a takedown but fails. Nice front hook by Nina. Calvillo goes for a takedown and Nunes scrambles well to get back up. Great defense by Nunes here to get out of the grapple. Nice counter uppercut by Nunes. More calf kicks by Nunes. Calvillo’s leg is hurt from the damage. Big combination from Nunes lands. A huge overhand right by Nunes. A brief brawl in the last seconds ends the fight.

Official Result: Cynthia Calvillo, Nina Nunes defeats Cynthia Calvillo, Nina Nunes via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).

Check out the highlights below:

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