- Cynthia Calvillo has been released by the UFC after suffering her fifth consecutive loss at UFC 287
- The UFC veteran failed to regain notoriety as one of the toughest fighters in the strawweight division
UFC stalwart Cynthia Calvillo will no longer fight under the promotion’s banner following her decision loss to Lupita Godinez at UFC 287.
The UFC reached a verdict
Calvillo came in at UFC 287 hoping to end her drought but instead suffered her fifth consecutive defeat. The split decision loss to Godinez prompted the UFC to release Calvillo on Tuesday, per MMA Fighting.
A spoiled return to strawweight
UFC 287 marked Calvillo’s return to the strawweight division. She had high hopes of becoming a top contender in the 115-pound division once again but Godinez spoiled her comeback.
On Instagram, Calvillo said it was the best fight she has ever had in a long time but unfortunately, things did not go her way.
“Hell of a fight. Physically and mentally this was the best I’ve felt in a long time. Didn’t get the result we worked for but still gained a lot,” Calvillo wrote.
Prior to the loss to Godinez, Calvillo also lost to Nina Nunes via split decision at UFC San Diego last August. Calvillo last tasted a victory when she put on a dominant performance against Jessica Eye at UFC on ESPN 10 in 2020 to score a unanimous decision win.
Calvillo made her UFC debut as a ten-day contractor but immediately proved that she is worthy to become a full-timer by submitting Amanda Bobby Brundage in the first round at UFC 209. She followed it up with another submission victory over Pearl Gonzales at UFC 210 and a decision win over Joanne Wood at UFC Fight Night 113 before suffering her first loss to Carla Esparza at UFC 219.
Calvillo will leave the UFC with a pro MMA record of 9-6-1.