A rematch virtually 3 yrs in the producing from the regional MMA scene is being specific for the octagon.
A number of individuals with understanding of the promotion’s strategies verified to MMA Battling that a women’s bantamweight bout amongst Nicco Montano and Julia Avila is in the works for the UFC’s celebration on Aug. 8. The spot of the battle card has still to be uncovered but is anticipated to take spot in Las Vegas.
Verbal agreements are in location for the bout with contracts anticipated to be signed before long.
Montano will return to action just after an around a single-yr layoff due to struggling an MCL personal injury. It has been a bumpy street for the time 26 winner of The Greatest Fighter during her UFC tenure. After defeating Roxanne Modafferi to capture the inaugural women’s flyweight title, the 31-yr-outdated was stripped of her title forward of her initial title protection versus Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228 when she was hospitalized thanks to troubles with her weight reduce.
She would go on to serve a six-month suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency just after an out-of-opposition examination came back again good for ostarine in November 2018. Approximately 3 yrs following getting to be a UFC champion, Montano created her sophomore promotional appearance this past July, dropping a unanimous conclusion to Julianna Pena at UFC Sacramento.
Avila improved to 2- in the UFC subsequent an impressive 22-2nd TKO get in excess of Gina Mazany at UFC on ESPN 10 this previous weekend. “Raging Panda” designed her octagon debut this previous July at UFC 239 and gained a unanimous selection win in excess of Pannie Kianzad.
In January 2017, Avila defeated Montano by means of unanimous decision to develop into the women’s bantamweight winner of Oklahoma regional marketing High definition MMA.