Monday, July 17, 2017

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Cynthia Calvillo vs Joanne Calderwood

Here's the match video of Cynthia Calvillo vs Joanne Calderwood from yesterday's UFC show in Glasgow. Because Joanne is from Glasgow, this was the main event for the crowd. And the crowd vibe was the best thing about the fight. The fight itself wasn't very good mainly because both fighters used the keep away strategy that always results in very little action and a decision. The strategy was better for Cynthia as she was able to land jabs from a distance and she scored a couple of takedowns that almost ended in submissions. And that was enough to give Cynthia the win. I scored the fight 30-27 for Cynthia. So did two of the judges and the third scored it 29-28. I just didn't think Joanne did enough to get the win. I guess her corner told her she was winning. Obviously I'm not a fan of the keep away strategy. But I understand why Team Alpha Male's Justin Buchholtz had Cynthia do it. Joanne is much bigger and Cynthia wanted to stay away from her Muay Thai. And Joanne wanted to avoid takedowns because her defense is terrible. And that's what really decided the fight. Cynthia was still able to score a couple of takedowns and that tipped the scales in her favour. Obviously the crowd was upset by the decision. But the decision was correct. There is really no excuse for Joanne's lack of aggression. I expect her to move up to Flyweight. Expect Cynthia to get an even tougher opponent next time out. Enjoy the video!

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