Jessica Eye not only failed to make weight for her flyweight matchup vs. Cynthia Calvillo, she failed to show up.
Calvillo outworked Eye over five rounds to earn the unanimous decision victory in the main event of Saturday’s show at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. In her flyweight debut, Calvillo impressed with a great performance against the former title contender. Calvillo made a good case for a title shot, but may need a few more fights at 125 to get close to champion Valentina Shevchenko’s level.
“I feel great, especially putting on a performance like that with a short amount of training,” Calvillo said after the fight. “I understand that the world is going through crazy times, it just feels amazing to be able to do this during this time.”
Calvillo improves to 9-1 and should jump up the flyweight rankings after taking down Eye, the soon-to-be former No. 1 contender in the division. Eye falls to 15-8 and will need to figure out her weight cutting issues before her next fight.
UFC Vegas 2 - Main card full results
Cynthia Calvillo def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (49-46 x 2, 48-47)
Marvin Vettori def. Karl Roberson via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:17 of R1
Charles Rosa def. Kevin Aguilar via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
Andre Fili def. Charles Jourdain via split decision (28-29, 29-28 x 2)
Jordan Espinosa def. Mark De La Rosa via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 30-26)
Mariya Agapova def. Hannah Cifers via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:42 of R1
UFC Vegas 2 - Prelims card full results
Merab Dvalishvili def. Gustavo Lopez via unanimous decision (30-26 x 2, 30-25)
Julia Avila def. Gina Mazany via TKO (knees and punches) at 0:22 of R1
Tyson Nam def. Zarrukh Adashev via KO at 0:32 of R1
Christian Aguilera def. Anthony Ivy via TKO (punches) at 0:59 of R1
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