The Mexican American Cynthia calvillo suffered the first knockout loss of his career being knocked out in the first round by the former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade at the beginning of the stellar card of the UFC 266 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Calvillo did not withstand the punishment of Andrade, who showed the power of his fists repeatedly until forcing referee Herb Dean to intervene to stop the fight when 4:54 of the first episode had elapsed, declaring the technical knockout.
Andrade took the initiative of the fight by taking over the center of the octagon and forcing the fight standing up, landing better punches than Calvillo, who was never comfortable in the fight.
Before the end of the first round, Andrade managed to corner Calvillo against the fence and He hit her repeatedly without a response from the Mexican American to end the fight..
With this victory, Andrade improved his record to 22-9, rebounding from his knockout loss to Valentina shevchenko last April when he challenged her for the fly scepter.
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Andrade was a strawweight champion after stripping Rose Namajunas in 2019, but lost the belt to China’s Weili Zhang in her first defense.
For Calvillo (9-3-1) is the first time in his career that he suffers back-to-back defeats and has never been finished before.
The UFC 266 is headed by the combat by the featherweight championship Come in Alexander Volkanovski and the mexican american Brian Ortega; Shevchenko exposes her female fly belt in the co-star before Lauren murphy.