Having notched a quick victory at UFC Argentina, strawweight contender Cynthia Calvillo is wasting very little time getting back into the Octagon for her next fight.
The Orange County Register reported on Wednesday that Calvillo will take on Cortney Casey at UFC 233 on January 26th in Anaheim, California. The night’s main card airs live on pay-per-view, with prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
Calvillo (7-1) submitted Poliana Botelho less than two weeks ago in Buenos Aires, marking her return to action after a nine-month Nevada Athletic Commission suspension for a positive marijuana test for her UFC 219 loss to Carla Esparza. The 31-year-old only turned pro in August 2016 and has quickly become one of the rising stars at 115 lbs, having bested Pearl Gonzalez, Joanne Calderwood, and Amanda Cooper in her other UFC wins.
Casey (8-6) perhaps saved her spot on the UFC roster with a split decision win vs. Angela Hill at UFC Lincoln in August. She’d entered that matchup on a two-fight losing streak, albeit with those ones also coming by split decision to Michelle Waterson and Felice Herrig. Casey has notable wins over Jessica Aguilar and Randa Markos on her UFC resume.
UFC 233 will feature a flyweight title bout between Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw, as well as the debut of former Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren, who will take on former UFC welterweight king Robbie Lawler.