Cynthia Calvillo (Picture by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC through Getty Images)
UFC Vegas 2: Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo wrap-up
Cynthia Calvillo beat Jessica Eye through consentaneous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) at UFC Vegas 2 on Saturday, June 13, 2020, live from the UFC Peak in Las Vegas, NV.
In her first look in the UFC at flyweight, Calvillo out-boxed Eye and landed prompt takedowns throughout 5 rounds on her method to a clear- cut decision win over the former title opposition.
“I feel great, especially for putting on a performance like that with the short amount of training,” Calvillo stated following the main event triumph. When asked about a possible battle with fellow flyweight Katlyn Chookagian, “I’m down to fight everybody, just keep me busy,” she stated.
Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo round 1
The set exchanged punches early, with Calvillo assaulting the body and Eye pumping a jab. Eye discovered a home for a counter right-hand man which Calvillo used well. Calvillo tossed a head kick that partly landed. Calvillo once again landed a left head kick, however Eye appeared unfazed. Calvillo landed long straight punches as Eye tried to counter with punches of her own. The round ended with the set exchanges punches, neither fighter landing anything of note.
Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo round 2
Calvillo discovered success with straight punches to open the second round, with Eye looking and pumping a jab to counter-punch. A little over a minute into the round, Calvillo protected a double- leg takedown, landing in Eye’s half guard. Eye worked back to her feet, however Calvillo threatened taking the back standing. With 2 minutes staying in the round, Calvillo took Eye’s back. Eye regulated Calvillo’s wrist, closing down Calvillo’s offense from the dominant position. Ultimately, Calvillo released her arm and landed a handful of punches from the back.
Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo round 3
The 3rd round began gradually, with both fighters landing punches at medium variety. Eye searched for counter-punches, landing the periodic right-hand man as Calvillo popped a long jab. With 2 minutes staying in the round, the fighters got the rate, exchanging punches with neither female pulling ahead plainly. Calvillo protected a takedown with a little more than a minute staying in theround As Eye tried to go back to her feet, Calvillo took Eye’s back, however once again Eye protected well.
Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo round 4
Eye tossed a kick which Calvillo developed into a takedown early in the 4thround Calvillo protected back control with 4 minutes staying in theround Eye protected thoroughly, binding Calvillo’s wrists. Ultimately, Eye rushed back to her feet and into openspace Calvillo tried a takedown which Eye quickly protected. Calvillo appeared to tire as Eye forced forward behind a right-hand man that landed.
Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo round 5
Calvillo landed a counter right-hand man early in the finalround Eye worked behind a jab however was mainly not able to land anything heavy behind it. Eye waded forward behind punches that missed out on hugely as Calvillo continued to out-landEye Calvillo peppered Eye with straight punches as she circled around on theoutside Calvillo landed a spinning backfist. Calvillo struck a reactive takedown with a minute staying in the battle. Eye worked back to her feet in the final seconds.
A former flyweight title opposition, Eye had won 4 of her last 5 bouts because moving below bantamweight in 2018, losing just to the champ Valentina Shevchenko.
This was Calvillo’s first UFC bout at flyweight after a 5-1-1 run at strawweight, however problem on the scales afflicted her, triggering the go up in weight class.
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