A bantamweight clash pitting Julia Avila against Julija Stoliarenko has been rebooked UFC Fight Night 190 on June 26.
Stoliarenko announced the bout via social media. Avila and Stoliarenko were originally slated to square off on March 20, but the fight was canceled after Stoliarenko fainted on the scale at weigh-ins. UFC Fight Night 190 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a heavyweight clash between Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov.
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 against 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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