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What made Julia Stoliarenko pass out at UFC Vegas 22 weigh-ins?




Julia Stoliarenko found herself on the headlines after fainting during a weigh-in in the fight against Julia Avila in UFC Vegas 22 this Saturday.

UFC decided to cancel her women’s competition in the spacious category immediately after the incident. The episode sparked a debate among combat sports communities about the dangers of extreme weight cutting.

The topic has long been a concern among fighters, fans and analysts. While some suggest new rules for the weighing process, others suggest creating more divisions.

However, what happened to Stoliarenko in this case in particular?

According to Tyler Melee Milton, one of the most respected nutritionists working with mixed martial arts, there is no need to worry.

“So, I’m getting bored with questions about what happened to Julia [Stoliarenko] today at the weigh-in. If you saw that, she fell on the scales, fainted. It’s a very frightening thing, but it’s probably not really about anything, and it doesn’t seem to have hit her head or anything like that, but what is it usually … which is most likely and I’m sure in the end saying it was vasovagal syncope. ” , Milton explained in a video posted on his Twitter account.

Milton, who has over 200 clients in the UFC, including names like Daniel Cormier and Max Holloway, has argued that this is a common thing that happens even outside of the fight world.

“When that happens, the blood pressure slows down, the blood flow to the brain actually decreases and signals a temporary shutdown. It makes the person faint. And, you know, that’s what you saw happen. It actually happens During weight loss, even sometimes when they’re not bad, you’ll see a fighter get up very quickly, and that’s what happens, ”Milton said in detail.

Khabib Nurmagomedov fainted during a weight loss for UFC 254

UFC 242 Khabib v Poirier
UFC 242 Khabib v Poirier

Khabib Nurmagomedov had a tough weight move for his last UFC fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in 2020.

In addition to the demanding weight-cutting procedure, Khabib still had to deal with a broken toe and a case of mumps during that training camp.

“We had the worst luck ever for this camp. It’s amazing how bad it was,” said Nurmagomedov coach Javier Mendez. “But at the end of the day, every camp had problems, and we had our share of this, but he was ready mentally and physically. Not physically one hundred percent, but he was ready; he was ready as you can be.”

For the fourth time in his career, Khabib won the fight to defend his light belt. The ‘Eagle’ would announce his retirement immediately after the results.

Posted March 20, 2021, 4:42 AM IST