Calvillo survived a rocky opening round to impose her will against
Eye and win a clear-cut unanimous decision in the
UFC on ESPN 10 main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on
Saturday night. An impressive performance against a recent title
challenger gives Calvillo instant credibility in a division starved
for depth. It also gives her a number by her name at 125 pounds, as
she checks in at No. 5 in our latest flyweight poll. The Tiger Muay
Thai representative remains ranked ninth at 115 pounds, but whether
she returns to that weight class remains to be seen.
Elsewhere, Julia Avila
won her second straight in UFC competition – and fourth in a row
overall – by dispatching Gina Mazany
in 22 seconds in a preliminary affair. As a result, “Raging Panda”
enters the women’s bantamweight bubble at No. 15.