Julia Avila
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Won't be fighting Saturday
March 19, 2021
Avila's fight against Julija Stoliarenko was removed from Saturday's UFC card after Stoliarenko fainted twice while attempting to make weight at Friday's weigh-ins, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
Avila was looking forward to avenging her loss in September but will have to wait a little longer after her opponent fainted twice at Friday's weigh-ins, prompting the UFC to cancel the fight. There has not been any announcement as to whether the UFC plans to reschedule the bout or not.
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Matched with Julija Stoliarenko
January 5, 2021
Avila will take on Julija Stoliarenko in a bantamweight matchup scheduled for March 20, MMAFighting.com reports.
Avila won her first two fights under the UFC banner before taking her first loss in her last time in the Octagon, a unanimous decision defeat against Sijara Eubanks in September. Stoliarenko is also coming off a unanimous decision loss in her last fight, falling to Yana Kunitskaya in August, which represents her only UFC fight to date.
No-shows loss in Vegas
September 12, 2020
Avila lost to Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision (27-29, 27-29, 27-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It was a horrendous effort from Avila in a fight that appeared to set up well for her. It started fairly well for Avila. She appeared to win Round 1 before the roof caved in during Round 2. Eubanks will never be mistaken for an offensive machine, but she outworked Avila no matter where this fight took place. It was an ugly performance and there is simply no way around it. Avila appeared to be making some headway following wins over Pannie Kianzad and Gina Mazany to begin her UFC run, but all that momentum was lost on Saturday. Avila entered this fight as a -280 favorite.
Rescheduled for Sept. 12
September 4, 2020
Avila is now in line to face Sijara Eubanks in a bantamweight matchup at the UFC event scheduled for Sept. 12, ESPN.com reports.
Avila recently had a scheduled fight against Nicco Montano postponed, and the situation is similar with Eubanks, who had a matchup against Karoline Rosa scheduled for Saturday but called off. Avila has started her UFC run with a 2-0 record, and will own height and reach advantages over Eubanks. Eubanks has a sizable advantage in both striking volume and takedown volume, though some of that was accumulated while competing at bantamweight. Nonetheless, this is undoubtedly a step up in competition from Avila's first two fights.
Fight postponed again
August 29, 2020
Avila will now fight Nicco Montano on Oct. 3 after Montano tested positive for COVID-19, MMAFighting.com reports.
This fight was already moved from Aug. 8 to Sept. 5 due to "COVID-19 related complications, and now they'll set their sights on an October bout. Montano has a little over a month to recover from the virus in order to re-enter the Octagon. Avila is 2-0 on the UFC stage, last winning via TKO against Gina Mazany in June.
Bout postponed
July 11, 2020
Avila's scheduled fight against Nicco Montano has been postponed until Sept. 5 due to 'COVID-19 related complications" in the latter's camp, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Avila sports a 2-0 record in the company and is coming off a victory over Gina Mazany on June 13. Thus, the extra month of recovery time is presumably not the worst thing for her. Her opponent, Montano, has not tested positive for COVID, but it appears somebody in her camp has. As a result, the UFC will err on the side of caution here.