A key women’s strawweight scrap between Joanne Calderwood and Cynthia Calvillo served as the co-main event of today’s UFC fight card in Glasgow, Scotland.
Round one begins and Calderwood quickly takes the center of the octagon and fires off a kick to the body of Cynthia. Calvillo circles and then shoots in for a takedown but it is not there. Calderwood presses forward and lands a kick to the body followed by a low kick. Joanne with a good left hook. Both ladies fire off low kicks. Calderwood goes to the body with a kick. Another kick to the body from the Scottish queen. Cynthia is trying to find a way inside but Calderwood is confusing here with footwork. Joanne lands a nice low kick. She follows that strike up with a front kick to the body. Calvillo lands a jab to the body followed by a low kick. Calderwood responds with a right hand. Cynthia shoots in and scores a takedown. She immediately moves to the back. Calderwood scrambles and winds up on top. Calvillo locks in an armbar. Joanne is able to survive as the horn sounds to end round one.
Round two begins and Calderwood lands a pair of kick to the body of Calvillo to start. Joanne is doing a good job early here in round two. She lands a low kick and then one to the body. A front kick now from Joanne. Cynthia leaps forward and lands a right hand. Joanne circles and then fires off a pair of body kicks, both of which land. Another good kick from Joanne and she follows that up with a right hand. Cynthia replies with a left hand. Joanne scores a spinning back elbow that sends Calvillo flying. She smiles back at Calderwood as if to say “nice job”. Calderwood presses forward and lands a left jab. Calvillo circles and lands a good punch of her own. Joanne comes forward with a body kick as round two comes to an end.
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Round three begins and Joanne misses with a head kick to start things off. Joanne presses forward with back-to-back left jabs followed by a body kick. Calvillo circling. She leaps in and scores with a nice combination. Calderwood misses with a front kick and Calvillo counters nicely with a low kick. Cynthia shoots in for a takedown but Calderwood is able to defend the shot. A big cheer from the crowd follows. Calvillo leaps in with a combination. Joanne counters with a nice body kick followed by a left jab. Calderwood continues to press forward and just misses with a high kick. She throws another but Cynthia is once again able to avoid the strike. Calvillo lands a left. Joanne replies with a hard elbow. Two minutes remain in the fight. Calvillo leaps in with a combination. Joanne responds with a spinning back kick. Joanna lands a nice left hand. Calvillo shoots for a takedown but it is not there. Cynthia catches a kick and is able to score a takedown with just 30-seconds remaining. She immediately takes the back of Calderwood. The horn sounds to end round three.This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM