Cynthia Calvillo is a 29-year-old UFC fighter from San Jose, California. The Mexican-American brawler competes in the strawweight division, and she boasts a professional MMA record of 4-0 with two victories by knockout, one by submission, and one by decision.
Cynthia made her UFC debut on March 4, 2017 at UFC 209, and she wasted no time ensuring that her record would remain perfect. Cynthia submitted Amanda Cooper in the first round of their bout via a rear-naked choke.
While Cynthia’s first UFC victory was highly impressive in itself, the circumstances that surrounded the fight are truly amazing. Cynthia was working at a Cheesecake Factory when she received a life-changing offer. Via MMAjunkie:
Only 17 days prior to UFC 209, she was on her way to a shift at the restaurant on “one of the busiest, (expletive) days” – Valentine’s Day.
Then UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby instant messaged her offering a possible fight on the UFC Fight Pass prelims of this past Saturday’s event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. She was one month removed from her third professional fight and was pushing for another one in March.
But she wasn’t about to turn down this opportunity.
“He said, ‘Are you interested?’ I said, ‘Hell yeah. I said 100,’” Calvillo (4-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), 29, said backstage after submitting Amanda Cooper (2-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) in the first round of her octagon debut.
Cynthia is getting right back into the octagon, as she will now take on Pearl Gonzalez (6-1) at UFC 210 on April 8, 2017. Let’s do our part in wishing Cynthia good luck by taking a look at her hottest photos in the gallery above.