The official weigh-ins are in the books for UFC Argentina tomorrow. And while the main event is a go, one fighter came in heavy: Cynthia Calvillo.
UFC Fight Night 140 goes down tomorrow night in Buenos Aires, and the weigh-ins are in the books. More commonly known as UFC Argentina, the event marks the UFC’s first trip to the South American nation. Top billing has Neil Magny facing Santiago Ponzinibbio in welterweight action, with both men heading into the bout on comfortable win streaks. Magny has won his last two, while Ponzinibbio has claimed victory in six straight. A win for the Argentinian in his home country could propel the 10th ranked fighter at 170lbs up toward the top five, and title contention.
Co-main event action, meanwhile, sees featherweights Ricardo Lamas and Darren Elkins throw down.
At Friday morning’s official weigh-ins, all fighters hit the scales, and all fights are a go. With just one snag. Cynthia Calvillo, returning from a nine-month NSAC suspension for Marijuana metabolites, weighed in with a barrier, but came in heavy. Clocking in at 118lbs for the strawweight fight, she’ll forfeit twenty percent of her purse.
Main Card (Fox Sports 1/TSN 5)
Neil Magny (171) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (171)
Darren Elkins (145) vs. Ricardo Lamas (145.5)
Khalil Rountree (204.5) vs. Johnny Walker (205.5)
Cezar Ferreira (185.5) vs. Ian Heinisch (185)
Guido Cannetti (135.5) vs. Marlon Vera (135.5)
Poliana Botelho (115.5) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (118)*
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1/Fight Network)
Bartosz Fabinski (170) vs. Michel Prazeres (170.5)
Alexandre Pantoja (125.5) vs. Ulka Sasaki (125.5)
Austin Arnett (145.5) vs. Humberto Bandenay (145.5)
Hector Aldana (169.5) vs. Laureano Staropoli (169)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Jesus Pinedo (156) vs. Devin Powell (155)
Anderson dos Santos (144.5) vs. Nad Narimani (145.5)
* – Calvillo fined 20 percent of her purse