Julija Stoliarenko

Julija Stoliarenko (born 8 April 1993) is a Lithuanian mixed martial arts and Lethwei fighter. She currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Bantamweight division. A professional since 2012, she is also the former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion.

Julija Stoliarenko
Born (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993 (age 29)
Kaunas, Lithuania
NationalityLithuanian
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Featherweight
Reach66 in (170 cm)[1]
StyleLethwei, Brazilian jiu-jitsu
TeamFighter House / Roger Gracie Academy Kaunas[1]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Roger Gracie[2]
Years active2012–present
Kickboxing record
Total3
Wins3
By knockout3
Mixed martial arts record
Total18
Wins10
By submission9
By decision1
Losses6
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision3
Draws2
Other information
UniversityLithuanian University of Health Sciences
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Stoliarenko's father introduced her to karate when she was 12, eventually progressing towards Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts.[1]

CareerEdit

LethweiEdit

On June 16, 2017, Stoliarenko made her Lethwei debut at Lethwei in Japan 4: Frontier in Tokyo, Japan[3] and knocked out Burmese Lethwei fighter Su Hlaing Oo.[4]

On November 15, 2017, Stoliarenko faced top female Lethwei fighter in Veronika in Lethwei Grand Prix Japan 2017 in Tokyo and ultimately won the Japan Lethwei World Title.[5]

On October 2, 2019, Stoliarenko made her first ILFJ title defence at Lethwei in Japan 14[6] and defeated Japanese fighter Yugia by TKO in the first round.[7]

Mixed martial artsEdit

The Ultimate FighterEdit

In 2018, Julija Stoliarenko was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters. In the Ultimate Fighter finale Stoliarenko lost to Leah Letson.[8]

Invicta FCEdit

On March 6, 2020, Julija defeated Liza Verzosa to win Invicta Bantamweight Championship.[9]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

On August 8, 2020, Stoliarenko faced Yana Kunitskaya at UFC Fight Night 174.[10] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Stoliarenko was expected to face Julia Avila at UFC on ESPN 21 on March 20, 2021.[12] However at the weigh ins, Stoliarenko suffered a syncopal episode on the scale and the fight was scrapped. [13][14] The pair was rescheduled and took place at UFC Fight Night 190.[15] Stoliarenko lost the fight by submission in the third round.[16]

Stoliarenko faced Alexis Davis at UFC Fight Night 200 on February 5, 2022.[17] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

Stoliarenko faced Jessica-Rose Clark on July 2, 2022 at UFC 276.[19] She won the fight via armbar submission less than a minute into round one, thus earning her first victory in UFC in the process.[20] This performance earned her the Performance of the Night bonus award.[21]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

LethweiEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 10 wins 6 losses
By knockout 0 2
By submission 9 1
By decision 1 3
Draws 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–6–2 Jessica-Rose Clark Submission (armbar) UFC 276 July 2, 2022 1 0:42 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 9–6–2 Alexis Davis Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland February 5, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–5–2 Julia Avila Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov June 26, 2021 3 4:19 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–4–2 Yana Kunitskaya Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik August 8, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–3–2 Lisa Verzosa Decision (split) Invicta FC: Phoenix Series 3 March 6, 2020 5 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Won the vacant Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 8–3–2 Maria Tatunashvili Submission (armbar) KOK'80 World Series 2019 in Lithuania November 16, 2019 1 0:20 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 7–3–2 Victoria Dvaraninovich Submission (armbar) KOK'78 World Series 2019 in Kaunas September 21, 2019 1 0:19 Kaunas, Lithuania
Win 6–3–2 Marta Waliczek Submission (armbar) Celtic Gladiator 24 June 29, 2019 1 0:30 Bielsko-Biała, Poland Won the vacant CG Bantamweight Championship.
Win 5–3–2 Natalya Dyachkova Submission (armbar) KOK'69 World Series 2019 in Vilnius March 16, 2019 1 0:00 Vilnius, Lithuania Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 4–3–2 Leah Letson Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale November 30, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 4–2–2 Alecia Zomkowski Submission (armbar) Bushido 74 May 4, 2018 1 0:22 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 3–2–2 Tatsiana Firsava Submission (armbar) KOK 55 World GP 2018 in Vilnius March 17, 2018 1 0:58 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 2–2–2 Tetyana Voznyuk Submission (armbar) KOK World Series 2017 in Kaunas September 23, 2017 1 0:58 Kaunas, Lithuania
Draw 1–2–2 Martyna Czech Draw (majority) KOK World Series 2016 in Vilnius March 19, 2016 2 5:00 Vilnius, Lithuania Catchweight (141 lb) bout.
Loss 1–2–1 Lucie Pudilová TKO (corner stoppage) Fighters Arena 9 March 27, 2015 2 5:00 Příbram, Czech Republic Catchweight (143 lb) bout.
Loss 1–1–1 Agnieszka Niedźwiedź TKO (elbows) Fighters Arena 9 September 7, 2014 3 2:51 Józefów, Poland
Win 1–0–1 Eeva Siiskonen Submission (armbar) Carelia Fight 9 September 7, 2013 1 1:25 Imatra, Finland
Draw 0–0–1 Evelyn Adomulyte Draw SWAT 30 April 14, 2012 3 5:00 Kaunas, Lithuania Bantamweight debut.

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Lethwei recordEdit

Professional Lethwei Record
3 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2019-10-02 Win   Yuiga Lethwei in Japan 14: Mysterious Tenmei Tokyo, Japan TKO 1 0:36
2017-11-15 Win   Veronika Lethwei Grand Prix Japan 2017 Tokyo, Japan TKO 2 0:45
Wins ILFJ Women's Featherweight World Championship
2017-06-16 Win   Su Hlaing Oo Lethwei in Japan 4: Frontier Tokyo, Japan KO 2 1:32
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Julija Stoliarenko". ufc.com. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Black belt". Instagram.com. Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  3. ^ "Lethwei In Japan 4 : Frontier". MMA Japan. 20 June 2017.
  4. ^ "ILFJラウェイ". Bout Review. 28 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Lethwei results". Lethwei Schedule. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  6. ^ "UFC Veteran Stoliarenko Returning to Lethwei Japan". Kickboxingz. 29 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Lethwei in Japan 14 Results". ILFJ. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  8. ^ "TUF 28 Finale results: Leah Letson outworks Julia Stoliarenko, takes home split decision". December 1, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Lee, Alexander K. (March 7, 2020). "Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 results: Julija Stoliarenko captures vacant bantamweight title in bloody classic, Taneisha Tennant wins tournament". MMA Fighting.
  10. ^ Lenny March (2020-07-30). "Ketlen Viera OUT, Yana Kunitskaya will now face Julija Stoliarenko at UFC's August 8th event." mymmanews.com. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  11. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-08-08). "UFC Vegas 6 Results: Yana Kunitskaya Grinds a Victory Against Julija Stoliarenko". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  12. ^ Mike Heck (January 5, 2021). "Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko set for UFC event on March 20". mmafighting.com.
  13. ^ Mma Fighting newswire (2021-03-19). "Video: Julija Stoliarenko faints on scale at UFC Vegas 22 weigh-ins, bout with Julia Avila cancelled". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  14. ^ "Stoliarenko collapses twice at weigh-in; bout off". ESPN.com. 2021-03-19. Retrieved 2022-06-06.
  15. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-06-08). "Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko verplaatst naar 26 juni". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  16. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-06-26). "UFC Vegas 30 Results: Julia Avila Submits Julija Stoliarenko In Wild Scrap". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-06-26.
  17. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-12-29). "UFC: Alexis Davis vs. Julija Stoliarenko Among Multiple Fights Announced for Feb. 5". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  18. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2022-02-05). "UFC Vegas 47: Alexis Davis Survives Illegal Upkick, Defeats Julija Stoliarenko". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-02-05.
  19. ^ ATSteveDuncan (2022-04-21). "Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Julija Stoliarenko agregado a UFC 276". MMA.uno , #1 En noticias de Artes Marciales Mixtas (MMA) en Español. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-04-22.
  20. ^ Behunin, Alex (2022-07-02). "UFC 276: Julija Stoliarenko Hits Arm-Bar, Leaves Jessica-Rose Clark With Mangled Limb". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  21. ^ "UFC 276 bonuses: Alex Pereira gets $50,000 ahead of potential title shot with Israel Adesanya". MMA Junkie. 2022-07-03. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  22. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2022-07-02). "UFC 276 bonuses: Bryan Barberena and Robbie Lawler brawl wins Fight of the Night, three fast finishes rewarded". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  23. ^ Sherdog.com. "Julija Stoliarenko MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-03-11.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by 5th Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion
March 6, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Succeeded by