Calvillo (9-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) made a profitable flyweight debut Saturday evening within the UFC on ESPN 10 fundamental occasion, defeating Eye (15-Eight MMA, 5-7 UFC) by unanimous determination Saturday evening in Las Vegas.
Though it was Calvillo’s debut within the division, her opponent was unable to make the flyweight restrict, as Eye registered 126.25 kilos on the dimensions. Eye went on to say she was proud to have come so shut to the required weight underneath the circumstances.
Calvillo was bothered by these feedback and accused Eye of lacking weight by greater than what was official.
“To be trustworthy, she didn’t miss weight by .25. She truly missed weight by much more,” Calvillo informed reporters on the UFC on ESPN 10 post-fight information convention. “She held on to the towel when she obtained on the dimensions, and I do know this as a result of we obtained a textual content message from her coach letting us know she was going to overlook weight by three-and-a-half kilos – not .2. When she confirmed up, she held on to the towel and obtained away with that.
“That’s why she was so proud after she weighed in, and he or she was so completely satisfied, and he or she was like, ‘Oh, I solely missed weight by .25 kilos.’ No, she went into this battle lots heavier than I did. So not solely did I transfer up a weight class, I fought someone that was a bantamweight getting in there, not combating somebody at flyweight.”
Within the weigh-in video, Eye’s arms weren’t seen as she stood bare on the dimensions. Whether or not or not she held onto the ring supplied isn’t conclusive.
Calvillo by no means thought of not combating Eye after the miss. The 32-year-old has had problems with her personal with the dimensions however mentioned the way in which she went about it was a lot totally different than Eye.
“I’ve missed weight, too, and I’ve fought folks that missed weight,” Calvillo mentioned. “It’s all bout the way you carry your self exterior whenever you miss weight. After I missed weight, I locked myself within the lodge, and I cried for hours. I wasn’t working round (specific) smiling. I wasn’t smiling and blah, blah, blah.
“It was undoubtedly totally different demeanor, however I knew I wanted to place that behind me. On the finish of the day, I like Jessica and stuff like that, however simply the way in which that complete ordeal with the load, that wasn’t cool. But it surely’s my job (to battle), so I used to be going to indicate up.”
Regardless of the drama surrounding the load, Calvillo left UFC on ESPN 10 victorious, which was the final word objective. Calvillo is completely satisfied for her efficiency regardless of wanting extra.
“I really feel good. I imply, I’m at all times just a little onerous on myself, as a result of I need to get the end, however I obtained to remind myself I simply took out the No. 1 contender within the flyweight division,” Calvillo mentioned. “So I suppose I ought to really feel nice, however I would like that end subsequent time. I perceive I had a very brief camp, so we’re going to get it completed subsequent time.”