Did American mixed martial artist Julia Avila signed UFC? Who is Julia Avila married to? What happened to her finger?
In March 2019, it was official that UFC has signed one of MMA’s best prospects to a division that they could desperately use some new talent in.
Julia Avila has been unstoppable in her seven-fight professional career. She has evidenced by her fighting style that she sort of resembles a blend of Tatiana Suarez and Tony Ferguson, her potential is blatant.
Even though she has few fights, she has already held two very notable victories over the likes of current top 10 UFC bantamweight Marion Reneau and the inaugural UFC flyweight champion, Nicco Montano.
Julia Avila Finger
In May 2018, Julia Avila had her night cut short at Invicta FC 29 on Friday when she suffered a gruesome compound fracture of her left ring finger in the first round. Her opponent, Marciea Allen threw a kick and it landed awkwardly against her left hand, breaking her finger in gnarly fashion.
Likewise, in a video posted to Instagram, she showed the badly broken finger again and nearly broke down explaining what happened. She said,
“Hey guys, I’m in the hospital,”
Similarly, she added,
“I’m doing fine. If it were up to me, they would just cut off the finger and I would keep fighting, but this is what happened. I’m sorry. And I’ll be back soon. Love you guys. Thank you.”
Julia Avila vs. Pannie Kianzad at UFC 239
The former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor Pannie Kianzad stepped up on short notice to face Julia Avila in a bantamweight contest on the preliminary card at UFC 239 on 6th July in Las Vegas. Julia was originally scheduled to face Melissa Gatto. But Gatto was forced out of the fight for undisclosed reasons.
Similarly, sources confirmed that Kianzad would then step in to replace her with Avila also confirming the matchup on social media. As Julia would be making her promotional debut with a 6-1 record that includes a win over former UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano. Recently, Avila defeated Alexa Conners by second-round TKO at Invicta FC 32.
Who is Julia Avila married to?
Julia Avila is married to her longtime boyfriend Cody Shumate. He is a WMMA coach by profession. She shared a romantic picture of them on her social media. The date of their marriage is not known. Similarly, her husband is not as popular as she is. They are a happy couple. There is no news of the divorce of this couple.
Julia Avila life and career
The American mixed martial artist Julia Avila was born on 11th May 1988 in Los Angeles, California, US. Julia is private when it comes to her life she has not shared information about her parents so the name of her parents is unknown.
Similarly, she enrolled at UC Santa Cruz and graduated on 10th June 2010 with a BS in Geology. After that, she attended the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation.
She currently signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC). Before that, she has competed in Invicta FC, HD MMA, XKO MMA, Total Warrior Combat and King of the Cage (KOTC).
Sources: mmafighting, cagesidepress, Wikipedia