(Video) Cynthia Calvillo Wants To Fight Michelle Waterson Following Win At UFC Argentina
Cynthia Calvillo overcame a hard weight cut on Friday to get back in the win column with a first round victory over Poliana Botelho at UFC Argentina.
Calvillo stole the headlines on Friday after coming in 2-pounds over the strawweight limit and looking uneasy on her feet making 118-pounds. Despite concerns over her health, Calvillo maintained she was always going to be fine to fight and she looked very impressive last evening to get the finish late on in the opening round.
— UFC (@ufc) November 18, 2018
Speaking backstage to MMAFighting.com after the fight, Calvillo said her weigh-in looked worse than it actually was.
“You know honestly, I didn’t feel too bad,” Calvillo said. “Because my body was forcing me to retain the water, I couldn’t sweat for like three hours not the day of the weigh-ins. For that reason, my body was still holding onto the water so the rehydration process wasn’t too bad. I felt pretty good.”
After picking up the third submission win of her career after submitting Botelho with a rear-naked choke at 4:48 of round one, Calvillo wants to get back into the Octagon sooner rather than later. Having been booked to face Michelle Waterson earlier this year before being suspended by USADA, Calvillo is hoping they can get the fight rescheduled.
“I want to fight everybody in the top-5 and the top-10, but earlier this year I’d signed a contract in January against ‘Karate Hottie’ so I want to run back with that.
“Hopefully she will take me back on that offer. We both signed the contract before I got a suspension, but now that’s done hopefully we can go back and run that.”
Watch the full video: