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Cynthia Calvillo misses weight, cleared to compete at UFC Argentina

Cynthia Calvillo could barely stand at the official weigh-ins Friday morning.
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

Santiago Ponzinibbio and Neil Magny made weight for their UFC Argentina main event, but one fighter came in overweight at Friday morning’s official weigh-ins in Buenos Aires.

Cynthia Calvillo, who returns after suspension to take on Brazil’s Poliana Botelho, came in at 118 pounds, two pounds over the allowance. The Team Alpha Male product could barely stand at the scale, but the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission medical team evaluated her and ruled her fit to compete.

Botelho hit the 115.5-pound mark.

“She did an evaluation and everything is alright,” CABMMA COO Cristiano Sampaio said. “She will rest now, hydrate, eat, and then she will be ready.”

UFC Argentina takes place Saturday night at the Parque Roca Arena in Buenos Aires. Check the complete weigh-in results here.

Watch the official weigh-in highlights below.

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