A flyweight bout is set to join the UFC 254 card, as reports say Cynthia Calvillo and Lauren Murphy are being scheduled to battle on the October 24th card. The matchup was first reported by Jose Youngs and Mike Heck of MMA Fighting.
The fight is only Calvillo’s second as a flyweight, as she made her 125-pound debut in June, defeating Jessica Eye via decision after a headlining five-round fight. The win quickly threw Calvillo up the flyweight ranks, as she currently sits second in the division’s rankings on UFC.com
Murphy will head into her next fight on a three-fight winning streak. Murphy has obtained her wins in 2019 and 2020, with the latest of the trio being a June win over Roxanne Modafferi.
Being somewhat down the line, UFC 254 only has four fights set for it currently. Headlining the show is a lightweight unification bout, as UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight interim champion Justin Gaethje. Here’s the card right now.
Bout 4: Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) vs. Justin Gaethje (22-2) (UFC Lightweight Championship)
Bout 3: Robert Whittaker (21-5) vs. Jared Cannonier (13-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Alexander Volkov (31-8) vs. Walt Harris (13-8) (Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Cynthia Calvillo (9-1-1) vs. Lauren Murphy (13-4) (Flyweight)