The July 22nd HD MMA 9 Main Event at Remington Park Casino in Oklahoma City, is a showcase of quickly rising women’s bantamweight stars.
State of Oklahoma Women’s Bantamweight Champion Julia “Raging Panda” Avila (3-0), fresh off a Fight of the Year candidate battle against KOTC Champion Nicco Montano at HD MMA 7, returns to take on dangerous contender “Scrappy” Candace Maricle (1-0) in a non-title, three round contest.
Avila, ranked #8 out of 408 at 135 pounds in the US West, looks to keep the momentum going and seeks to retain her undefeated record against Maricle, who’s ranked #6 of 322 in the US Southeast.
Avila, who already holds a win over current UFC fighter Marion Reneau (7-3-1), looks to get one step closer to putting herself into the national spotlight, while Maricle seeks to derail Avila’s unbeaten streak and earn her way into the same spot.
This is a stellar match-up of two women who have their sights set on the next level in the immediate future. In what shapes up to be an event full of “fireworks”, this must see fight is just one of many exciting bouts from top to bottom.