Cynthia Calvillo was in action at UFC Fight Night Buenos Aires, defeating Poliana Botelho by first round submission.
A victorious Calvillo came in over weight for the fight, which she says may have overshadowed the win in Argentina.
“It was even tough for me to enjoy [Saturday] night’s win just because of everything that happened,” Calvillo said on The MMA Hour. “I had such a tough year and I really wanted to prove myself and come back. I felt like me getting this win would have definitely turned this whole year back around. But then I missed weight and that was something completely out of my control what happened. I’m really bummed out about that. I was super bummed out. I feel like I haven’t been really too happy with my win, just because of that. It’s not so much the errors. We prepared for it, so right now I’m not really feeling the best. I wish I did. I wish I could have been like, this made it all better, everything happens for a reason. But I feel like I need to get back up there again and re-prove myself. I don’t know.”
Calvillo came in at 118 pounds for the bout against Botelho, meaning she was 2 pounds over the strawweight weight limit.
The fighter also says the situation could’ve gotten a lot worse for her at the weigh-ins, as the folks in attendance may have gotten a free show due to a miscommunication with the staff.
“It looked even worse, because I get on the scale and I have my hands down,” Calvillo said. “Two of the women that were holding the [curtain] for me weren’t tall enough, so when I stand up they said put your hands up. If I would have done that, my boobs would have showed. So I went down and was like, ‘no.’ And it looked like I was about to faint. So it just made it look even more worse. My face looked horrible, because I was embarrassed. If I was really that messed up, the doctors would have never cleared me. Everybody did what they were supposed to do. I just kept having all this bad luck. It just looks horrible. I have all these people, like, ‘Hey you, fat ass,’ ‘you only won this fight because of this’ and blah blah blah. ‘Be a professional, you just got suspended, you’re a pot head, you can’t even make weight.’ It’s just like Jesus. I just want to put all this shit behind me and it’s like all these little things keep happening.”
There were penalties suffered by Calvillo for missing weight, with the biggest being that she was fined 20% of the fight purse.