Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko Added to UFC Event on March 20

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jan 6, 2021

Julia Avila will face Julija Stoliarenko in a bantamweight contest at a UFC card on March 20.

MMAFighting.com was first to report the pairing. The event is headlined by a middleweight clash pitting Kevin Holland against Derek Brunson and does not yet have an official location.

Avila had a four-bout winning streak snapped in her most recent outing when she dropped a unanimous decision to Sijara Eubanks at UFC Fight Night 177 on Sept. 12. “Raging Panda” began her promotional tenure with victories over Gina Mazany and Pannie Kianzad. The 32-year-old also owns notable triumphs agianst Nicco Montano and Marion Reneau on the regional scene.

A native of Kaunas, Lithuania, Stoliarenko fell to Yana Kunitskaya via unanimous decision in her second Octagon appearance at UFC Fight Night 174 on Aug. 8. Her debut, a split-decision setback against Leah Letson at “The Ultimate Fighter 28” finale, came nearly two years earlier. The 27-year-old had won five straight bouts in various organizations before running into Kunitskaya.

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