It was quite the performance for Cynthia Calvillo last night (Sat., Mar. 4, 2017) at UFC 209 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as she made quick work of Ultimate Fighter standout Amanda Cooper. Calvillo was making her Octagon debut and was originally scheduled to make her appearance on the Fight Pass portion of the card.
After a very brief feeling out period, Calvillo ransacked Cooper once the action went to the canvas. She transitioned with ease, nearly sunk in an anaconda choke, moved to the back and then finished Cooper with a tight rear-naked choke. It was a very dominant performance by the Team Alpha Male youngster.
The full fight video highlights can be seen above courtesy of UFC.
With this win, Calvillo immediately makes a name for herself in the women’s strawweight division. She trains alongside some of the best athletes in the sport and it showed the second the action hit the ground against Cooper. Another victory or two and the 29-year-old could find herself testing the division’s talented top 5.
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