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Cynthia Calvillo Hopes to Be In the Mix With UFC Fight Night 113 Win

July 14, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Cynthia Calvillo spoke with MMAjunkie about her fight with Joanne Calderwood at UFC Fight Night 113. The highlights are below:

On wanting to fight at UFC 214: “When I got called about the fight, I had asked Dana for a fight in Anaheim. But he came back with, ‘How about Joanne Calderwood in her home town, No. 8 (in the UFC rankings)?’ Of course. I want to be a world champion. When they gave me that opportunity, being ranked No. 14, to fight No. 8, I took it right away.”

On her UFC run so far: “It’s been amazing. These last couple months have been crazy. But I’ve put the work in. A lot of people don’t know about me, but I’ve been behind the scenes putting the work in for many years. I knew this time was going to come. I’m ready and prepared, and I know I belong here. (A win) is definitely going to put me in position to keep climbing up those rankings really fast and hopefully get that title shot next year.”