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Justin Buchholz Says Cynthia Calvillo Is ‘Zoned In And Ready To Fight’ Despite ‘Brutal Weight Cut’

Coach Justin Buchholz says Cynthia Calvillo is ready to fight tomorrow despite missing weight by 2-pounds earlier today at UFC Fight Night 140.

It wasn’t a pretty sight seeing Cynthia Calvillo take to the scales this morning at the official UFC Fight Night 140 weigh-ins, but coach Justin Buchholz says she will be ready to fight tomorrow in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Calvillo weighed-in at 118-pounds this morning, 2-pounds over the official UFC strawweight weight limit. It was the first time in Calvillo’s career that she had missed weight and she looked uneasy on her feet as she ascended the scales.

The 31-year-old was accompanied to the scale by her coach Justin Buchholz who earlier this evening spoke to MMANytt.com about the lengths Calvillo went to trying to make 116-pounds.

“We’re past it all now and we’re just focused on the fight,” Buchholz said. “Once we got off the scale I’ve been keeping her zoned in.”

“She had a brutal cut because she got her period. She work up at 118-pounds, 2-pounds over. We cut from 5:30 am to 9:00 am with Lockhart and Leith. We used baths, saunas, a rubber suit, treadmill, bike, but still nothing was coming off.”

Buchholz then went on to explain that Calvillo did everything in her power to make weight and

“She is tougher than me I’ll tell you that,” he continued. “She just couldn’t sweat. I’ve been doing this for 10-years at the highest level. It wasn’t through a lack of effort or not being disciplined. Last Saturday she was just 10-pounds over at 126, that’s lower than when she fought four times in that year.

“We seriously did everything possible. That’s all I can ask. She did it all like a savage.”

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