UFC Vegas 2: Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo recap
Cynthia Calvillo defeated Jessica Eye through unanimous resolution (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) at UFC Vegas 2 on Saturday, June 13, 2020, stay from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV.
In her first look within the UFC at flyweight, Calvillo out-boxed Eye and landed well timed takedowns all through 5 rounds on her technique to a clear-cut resolution win over the previous title challenger.
“I really feel nice, particularly for placing on a efficiency like that with the brief quantity of coaching,” Calvillo stated following the primary occasion victory. “I’m all the way down to combat everyone, simply preserve me busy,” she stated when requested a few potential combat with fellow flyweight Katlyn Chookagian.
Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo spherical 1
The pair exchanged punches early, with Calvillo attacking the physique and Eye pumping a jab. Eye discovered a house for a counter proper hand which Calvillo wore properly. Calvillo threw a head kick that partially landed. Calvillo once more landed a left head kick, however Eye appeared unfazed. Calvillo landed lengthy straight punches as Eye tried to counter with punches of her personal. The spherical ended with the pair exchanges punches, neither fighter touchdown something of word.
Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo spherical 2
Calvillo discovered success with straight punches to open the second spherical, with Eye pumping a jab and seeking to counter-punch. Just a little over a minute into the spherical, Calvillo secured a double-leg takedown, touchdown in Eye’s half guard. Eye labored again to her ft, however Calvillo threatened taking the again standing. With two minutes remaining within the spherical, Calvillo took Eye’s again. Eye managed Calvillo’s wrist, shutting down Calvillo’s offense from the dominant place. Finally, Calvillo freed her arm and landed a handful of punches from the again.
Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo spherical three
The third spherical began slowly, with each fighters touchdown punches at medium vary. Eye seemed for counter-punches, touchdown the occasional proper hand as Calvillo popped a protracted jab. With two minutes remaining within the spherical, the fighters picked up the tempo, exchanging punches with neither girl pulling forward clearly. Calvillo secured a takedown with somewhat greater than a minute remaining within the spherical. As Eye tried to return to her ft, Calvillo took Eye’s again, however once more Eye defended properly.
Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo spherical four
Eye threw a kick which Calvillo become a takedown early within the fourth spherical. Calvillo secured again management with 4 minutes remaining within the spherical. Eye defended fastidiously, tying up Calvillo’s wrists. Finally, Eye scrambled again to her ft and into open house. Calvillo tried a takedown which Eye simply defended. Calvillo appeared to tire as Eye pressured ahead behind a proper hand that landed.
Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo spherical 5
Calvillo landed a counter proper hand early within the closing spherical. Eye labored behind a jab however was largely unable to land something heavy behind it. Eye waded ahead behind punches that missed wildly as Calvillo continued to out-land Eye. Calvillo peppered Eye with straight punches as she circled on the surface. Calvillo landed a spinning backfist. Calvillo hit a reactive takedown with a minute remaining within the combat. Eye labored again to her ft within the closing seconds.
A former flyweight title challenger, Eye had received 4 of her final 5 bouts since transferring down from bantamweight in 2018, shedding solely to the champion Valentina Shevchenko.
This was Calvillo’s first UFC bout at flyweight after a 5-1-1 run at strawweight, however hassle on the scales plagued her, prompting the transfer up in weight class.