Calvillo upsets Eye at UFC on ESPN 10 main event

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Cynthia Calvillo picked up an upset over Jessica Eye in the catchweight main event of UFC on ESPN 10 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the second straight weekend with a main event headlined by women.

Last weekend, Amanda Nunes — who is considered the greatest women’s UFC fighter of all-time — defeated Felicia Spencer at the UFC Apex.

UFC fighter Cynthia Calvillo attempts to submit Amanda Cooper in their women's strawweight bout during the UFC 209 event
Cynthia Calvillo attempts to submit Amanda Cooper in their women’s strawweight bout during the UFC 209 event (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Like the fight between Nunes and Spencer, this fight between Eye and Calvillo went the distance. All three judges gave Calvillo the win.

Two judges had the fight 49-46, while the third judge had the fight as a 48-47 bout.

Calvillo — who switched fight divisions for this bout, as she was No. 10 in the Strawweight rankings — moved up to flyweight to make the fight. Eye missed the weight on Friday by .25 pounds, as she weighed in at 126.25 pounds for the main event.

With the win, the San Jose, California native improved to 9-1 in her MMA career. This was her fourth decision win, but her first since Feb. 2019 when she defeated Cortney Casey by unanimous decision.

She is now undefeated in her last four bouts. Included in this four-fight undefeated streak is a majority draw against Marina Rodriguez on Dec. 7, 2019.

Eye — who came into the bout as the No. 1 ranked women’s flyweight contender behind Valentina Shevchenko — is now 15-8-1 in her MMA career. This is her sixth decision loss.

Besides the six decision losses, she also has one submission loss and one knockout loss.

This is her second loss in her last three fights. She was defeated by Shevchenko at UFC 238 on June 8, 2019 by Head Kick KO.

In addition, this loss snapped Eye’s one-fight win streak, as she defeated Viviane Araújo in her last bout at UFC 245 on Dec. 14, 2019 by unanimous decision.

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