Julia Avila previews her UFC Vegas 22 fight against Julija Stoliarenko

Julia Avila is looking to climb the ranks of the women’s bantamweight division and next week she has a chance to put herself into a prime position to do so.

Avila (8-2) will fight Julija Stoliarenko (9-4-2) at UFC Vegas 22 next Saturday. The fight is important to Avila as she comes into the fight ranked No. 15 in the world according to the official UFC bantamweight rankings. A win would likely give Avila the opportunity to fight someone ranked in front her.

Prior to the fight, Avila spoke to MyMMANews about her matchup with Stoliarenko and her current position within the division.

Aside from discussing her first scheduled fight of 2021, Avila also talked about her last fight against Sijara Eubanks. After having several fights not come to fruition in 2020, Avila made the decision to fight Eubanks on one weeks notice in June and lost the fight by unanimous decision.

You can hear everything Avila had to say by watching her full interview in the video above.

A full list of fights scheduled for UFC Vegas 22 is listed below:

Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland
Cheyanne Buys vs. Kay Hansen
Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko
Max Griffin vs. Song Kenan
Gustavo Lopez vs. Adrian Yanez
Dricus Du Plessis vs. Trevin Giles
Don’Tale Mayes vs. Tai Tuivasa
Grant Dawson vs. Leonardo Santos
JP Buys vs. Bruno Silva
Anthony Birchak vs. Johnny Eduardo
Gregor Gillespie vs. Brad Riddell
Macy Chiasson vs. Marion Reneau

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John Eric Poli