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UFC 210 live blog: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Pearl Gonzalez

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 210 live blog for Cynthia Calvillo vs. Pearl Gonzalez, a women's strawweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo.

Calvillo, an undefeated prospect out of Team Alpha Male, will face Gonzalez, a UFC newcomer who has won six consecutive fights, on the pay-per-view main card.

Check out the UFC 210 live blog below.

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Round 1: Keith Peterson is the referee for this bout.  Gonzalez is pressuring Calvillo with a high guard. Calvillo is throwing a lot of punches. A lot of it is hitting arms but some is getting through. Calvillo is really piling up the punches here despite not landing a ton. Gonzalez shoots for a leg and runs her into the cage but Calvillo defends and lands an excellent knee to the body. Now Calvillo has a front headlock and Gonzalez grabs a single again. Gonzalez gets the takedown but Calvillo almost scrambles to the back and now locks in a triangle! Gonzalez is saved by the bell. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for Calvillo.

Round 2: Round two is more of the same. Gonzalez is pressuring and Calvillo with a lot of volume. Gonzalez lands a takedown and finishes in mount. She has a deep armbar but the elbow is turned and Calvillo escapes into side control. Calvillo is winning the scrambles and now she takes the back and is going for a choke. Gonzalez is moving but unable to shake Calvillo. Calvillo briefly moves to mount but transitions to the back again quickly. Gonzalez is defending well but cannot get Calvillo off her until the bell ends the round. MMA Fighting score the round 10-9 for Calvillo.

Round 3: The third round starts off just like the other two but Gonzalez is landing some more punches. Calvillo looks a little tired but she scores a takedown and now Calvillo is in half-guard looking for an arm-triangle. Gonzalez creates a scramble but Calvillo comes out ahead and takes the back. Calvillo locks in a body triangle and starts attacking the neck. Gonzalez continues to roll to the proper side to fight off the body triangle but Calvillo keeps adjusting back. Calvillo sneaks the arm under the chin and there's the tap! Calvillo wins by submission (rear-naked choke).

UFC 210 official results: Cynthia Calvillo submits Pearl Gonzalez with a rear-naked choke at 3:45 of R3.

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