This Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 7 event features an exciting strawweight showdown in the co-main event when undefeated Marina Rodriguez takes on fan-favorite, Cynthia Calvillo.
After going to a majority draw with Randa Markos in her promotional debut in September 2018, Rodriguez (10-0-1) has now rebounded with back-to-back unanimous decision wins over Tecia Torres and Jessica Aguilar. The 32-year-old earned herself a UFC contract by knocking out Maria de Oliveira Neta in the very first-round of a ‘Dana White’s Contender Series: Brazil’ episode back in April 2018.
Calvillo (8-1) is coming off an impressive two-fight win streak of her own, a first-round submission of Poliana Botelho, as well as a unanimous decision win over Cortney Casey. The Team Alpha Male standout’s only career loss comes by way of a unanimous decision to Carla Esparza back in 2017. Calvillo owns additional notable wins over Joanne Calderwood, Pearl Gonzalez, Gillian Robertson and Montana De La Rosa.
UFC on ESPN 7 takes place this Saturday December 7, 2019, from the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., United States. The main card featuring Rodriguez vs. Calvillo will be aired live on ESPN from 9pm EST.