Sunday, April 09, 2017

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Cynthia Calvillo vs Pearl Gonzalez

Here's the match video of Cynthia Calvillo vs Pearl Gonzalez from last night's UFC show in Buffalo. The big story before this fight was the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) told Pearl Gonzalez after the weigh ins that she couldn't fight because she has boob implants. Not surprisingly, the UFC had Pearl's doctor tell the NYSAC that Pearl could fight with no health risk. The fight was back on. So why is this stupid rule on any athletic commission's regulations? It was originally put in for boxers years ago. It's the kind of archaic rule that should be struck from their books. It's ludicrous. In her application, Pearl told them she had implants. But they didn't bother to tell either her or the UFC about this rule. So not only is it a stupid rule but the NYSAC was incompetent to not notify them about it. Enough of this nonsense. Let's get to the fight. It's clear that the UFC has high hopes for Cynthia or they wouldn't have brought her back so quickly after her debut win on a PPV no less. And though Pearl was making her UFC debut, I think she's better than Cynthia's first opponent. The first round was pretty close but I scored it 10-9 for Cynthia. She landed enough shots and scored a takedown near the end of the round. She was more active. Between rounds, Cynthia's trainer Justin Buchholtz told her to take Pearl down. Cynthia did exactly that and she won with a rear naked choke. Cynthia looked very good in this fight. My guess is they will have her face a ranked opponent next. They seem sold on her as a possible title contender. Depending on the opponent, we should get a clearer picture of Cynthia's potential with her next fight. Enjoy the video!

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