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Southwestern Warhorses featuring Invicta FC fighters Julia Avila and Stephanie Geltmacher

On November 16, Invicta FC will mark their debut trip to Oklahoma with a card showcasing some of the premier talents in Southwestern MMA. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet two southwestern warhorses looking to deliver a show to remember with their pulse-pounding styles.

Julia Avila – A professional since January 2012 and representing Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy and Genesis Jiu-Jitsu,  Julia Avila owns a 5-1 record in six career bouts as a professional comprised of two knockouts, two decisions and one submission. In her MMA debut at TWC 13 Impact, Avila defeated current UFC fighter Marion Reneau via unanimous decision. At Xtreme Knockout 32 she defeated Carolyn Biskup-Roe via TKO in the first round. Then at HD MMA 7, Avila defeated The Ultimate Fighter season 26 winner Nicco Montano via unanimous decision. She submitted Candace Marcie via armbar in the first round at HD MMA 9 Rampage at Remington. At HD MMA 13, Avila defeated Ashley Deen via TKO in round one to earn her second knockout victory as a professional. For her second outing with Invicta FC at Invicta FC 32 on November 16, she will face Alexa Connors in a bantamweight battle that could very well end up being a fight of the night candidate when all is said and done. Good luck Julia!

Stephanie Geltmacher – A professional since June 2016 and representing Solid MMA and Cobra BJJ, Stephanie Geltmacher holds a perfect 3-0 record comprised of two decisions and one knockout. Geltmacher has fought for Invicta FC and Bellator MMA. She is currently 1-0 under the Invicta FC banner. In her MMA debut, Geltmacher defeated Dayona Haden via unanimous decision. She also defeated Ky Bennett via unanimous decision in her lone outing with Bellator MMA at Bellator 189. For her debut outing with Invicta FC at Invicta FC 30, Geltmacher defeated Kerri Kenneson via TKO in the first round to extend her perfect streak to three to begin her professional career. At Invicta FC 32 on November 16, she will face Liz Tracy in a match up between two gritty flyweights. Good luck Stephanie!

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