Cynthia Calvillo says she's facing Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Night 140

UFC women’s strawweight standout Cynthia Calvillo said she’s headed back to work after a nine-month suspension for marijuana, facing Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Night 140.

Calvillo (6-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) posted a screenshot of her purported opponent today (via Instagram), adding the caption, “Looks like we got a date!!”

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UFC Fight Night 140 takes place Nov. 17 at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Broadcast plans for the event have not been announced, but main card fights are expected to air live on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Botelho (7-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) also posted a picture on her Instagram account with the caption, “The happiness of someone who has a fight coming.”









Calvillo hopes to rebound after suffering the first loss of her professional career, which came against ex-champ Carla Esparza at UFC 219 this past December. An in-competition drug test lead to a six-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which regulated the event, added three months to a separate and concurrent suspension.

Calvillo later explained she carries a card for medical marijuana and said she used the drug on Christmas Eve, well before her scheduled fight. Her loss to Esparza snapped a three-fight winning streak.

Botelho made her octagon debut this past October and got off to a good start with a decision over Pearl Gonzalez at UFC 216. She followed that up with a 33-second stoppage of Syuri Kondo at UFC Fight Night 129 in May. The victory marked the fastest finish in UFC strawweight history.

For more on UFC Fight Night 140, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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