Following UFC 287 Loss, Cynthia Calvillo Released by UFC

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Cynthia Calvillo, UFC 266 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Cynthia Calvillo will not get another chance to right the ship in the UFC.

Following a loss against Lupita “Loopy” Godinez at UFC 287 over the weekend, Calvillo (9-6-1) has been released by the promotion.

News of Calvillo’s exit was first reported by UFC Roster Watch, an automated service with monitors the promotion’s athlete database.

The move is not entirely surprising, given the extent of Calvillo’s recent struggles. She had come into UFC 287 in Miami, Florida with her back to the wall; losing a split decision against Godinez represented her fifth consecutive loss.

During the span, Calvillo, who often struggled with the strawweight limit, lost four straight fights at flyweight, including stoppages at the hands of Jessica Andrade and Andrea “KGB” Lee. Her return to 115lbs for the Miami card was an attempt to reestablish her early career success, which saw Calvillo run up a 9-1-1 record that had her talked about as a title contender.

There had been some sentiment that the nature of the loss against Godinez — not a few people had the bout scored in favor of Calvillo — might have kept her around, but that was not the case.

Cynthia Calvillo exits the UFC with a promotional record of 6-6-1. Her last win came in June of 2020 when she defeated Jessica Eye in a flyweight match-up.