For much of her life atomweight prospect Julia Jones has been the underdog. Going from a Russian orphanage to coming to America and now into the fight game, things haven’t always been easy, but she’s persevered.
Most recently in her MMA career, Jones played the underdog to highly-regarded Paulina Granados last December, and as she has done before, she was able to come out on top, picking up a unanimous decision victory.
“I went in there and did my thing – I’m not a pretty fighter – I just go in there and fight,” Jones told MMAWeekly.com. “I think I surprised a lot of people when I won that fight, especially a decision like that. I’m not taking it away from (Granados), she was a solid opponent, but I just had a better night that night.”
Jones was rewarded for her win by being picked up by Invicta FC this year. However, not even that was easy. As after the initial excitement of her signing set in, Jones was sidelined with an injury and forced to miss her originally scheduled debut against Tessa Simpson in May.
“I’ve wanted to fight for Invicta since my first fight. I’ve been gunning for tough fights – none of my fights have been a walk in the park at all – so I’ve been working and busting my butt for it all,” said Jones.
“I feel like there’s a point in every career, as a person, you do have those big falls that reawaken you, and shows you where you are supposed to be. It was really tough, but I had really good people who helped me, and I’m back at ….View full article