During this week of InvictaFC 3, we will preview the 14 fights of the card. You can watch InvictaFC 3 this Saturday at 4 p.m. pacific/7 p.m. eastern live and free on InvictaFC.com.
The co-main event will find a top contender for the Invicta bantamweight belt as #7 ranked Shayna Baszler (14-7) takes on #9 ranked Sarah D’Alelio (6-2).
Although Baszler lost her last fight with Sara McMann via decision, many though she won. With that being said, her ground skills are incredible and her striking improving every match. Baszler was on a five fight win streak before the fight, with a unanimous decision win over #3 ranked Alexis Davis.
D’Alleio has also been a submission machine, getting five of her six wins by that fashion. This includes a sub of the night victory over Vanessa Porto at InvictaFC 2.
In the main event of the evening, two of the best atomweight fighters on the planet will square off to become the first ever Invicta 105 champion.
#2 ranked Jessica Penne (9-1) put on a fight of the night performance against Lisa Ellis at InvictaFC 2, gaining her the title shot. Penne’s only loss was at strawweight to Zoila Gurgel, but has been able to finish four of her last five opponents.
Naho Sugiyama (8-0) has been a staple of JEWELS MMA and no one has found a way to stop her dominance in the division.
The two time atomweight of the year winner will be making her U.S. debut and hopes to follow in the footsteps of Megumi Fujii and Ayaka Hamasaki; who both have found successful debuts across the pacific.