Thursday, February 23, 2017

Amanda Bobby Cooper vs Cynthia Calvillo added to Mar. 4 UFC show

Amanda Bobby Cooper, Cynthia Calvillo
Today the UFC announced that TUF 23 fighter Amanda Bobby Cooper will face UFC newcomer Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 209 Mar. 4 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This fight will air on the UFC Fight Pass prelims. Amanda is from Howell, MI. She trains at Scorpion Fighting Systems. Her record is 2-2. We first saw her lose to Aspen Ladd in Invicta. Then she was in TUF 23 and she lost in the finals to Tatiana Suarez. Amanda bounced back with a win over Anna Elmose in Nov. Anna has since been released. Amanda is only 25 so she has time to develop. Cynthia is from San Jose, CA. But she trains at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. So she is a teammate of Paige VanZant and is trained by Justin Buchholtz. Her record is 3-0. Her last win was by third round TKO over Montana Stewart on the Jan. 13 LFA show in Dallas. I just watched that fight and Cynthia won easily. Montana is the same fighter who was twisted into a pretzel by Mackenzie Dern back in October. So it's hard to tell if Cynthia is that good or Montana is that bad. The latter is more likely. I thought Cynthia could have ended that fight a lot sooner and she was just messing around with Montana. You can't get away with that stuff in the UFC. This fight should give us a better idea of what kind of fighter Cynthia really is. I think Amanda is better than her record. But Cynthia is unproven at the UFC level.

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