Cynthia Calvillo Says She Signed Contract to Face Michelle Waterson Before Marijuana Suspension


had an intriguing fight lined up before a Nevada State
Athletic Commission suspension sidelined her for nine months. Now
she wants that opportunity back.

After her first-round submission victory against Poliana
UFC Fight Night 140
in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday,
Calvillo revealed that a deal was in place to face Michelle
earlier this year. However, the NSAC sanction for a
positive marijuana test in relation to her bout against Carla
at UFC 219 derailed those plans.

“I have some unfinished business,” Calvillo said. “I signed a
contract earlier this year to fight Karate Hottie. I hope she will
follow through with that as well, I had the contract before my
suspension. Hopefully, we can run that back and get that

It was a welcome return to the win column at UFC Fight Night 140
for Calvillo, who suffered her first career defeat to Esparza last
December. Calvillo was able to ground her foe in the first stanza,
landing ground-and-pound before securing the tapout with a
rear-naked choke at the 4:48 mark of the frame. Calvillo has been
victorious in four of her five Octagon appearances.

“I felt well-prepared. It was a long layoff but I never stopped
working, so I knew that no matter what I was going to be an
improved fighter coming in ready for anything she had to give me,”
Calvillo said. “I love the ground, so whenever she gave me the
opening, I would go for it. It was perfect and I could not have
asked for a better performance.”

Next, perhaps Waterson awaits.

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