The #3 rated women’s flyweight contender in the UFC, Cynthia Calvillo, has analyzed favourable for COVID-19. As a result, the 33-yr-outdated fighter has been eliminated from UFC 254. She was scheduled to encounter the #4 ranked Lauren Murphy on the card.
MMA reporter for theScore, Nick Baldwin, is reporting that UFC newcomer Liliya Shakirova will change Calvillo and face Murphy.
Cynthia Calvillo Checks Positive For COVID-19
Calvillo was coming into UFC 254 soon after acquiring defeated Jessica Eye in her return to the flyweight division back in June. She had previously missed fat for strawweight bouts from Marina Rodriguez and Poliana Botelho. Calvillo holds a 9-1-1 report as a pro. Her only loss was by way of conclusion to Carla Esparza at UFC 219.
The #4 ranked Lauren Murphy will go into UFC 254 on a 3-combat winning streak. She dropped to flyweight in 2017 and has only shed one particular battle due to the fact.
UFC 254 Key Card Lineup:
- UFC Lightweight Title Unifier
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs Justin Gaethje (IC)
Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier
Alexander Volkov vs Walt Harris
- Mild Heavyweight
Magomed Ankalaev vs Ion Cutelaba