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InvictaFC 20 Card Announced; 135 and 115 Straps on the Line

Invicta will be hitting another milestone.

Their 20th offering has been announced for November 18th in Kansas City, Missouri, and will air on UFC Fight Pass.

The main event features Tonya Evinger defending her bantamweight title against Russia’s Yana Kunitskaya. The dominate Evinger (17-6) has defend her title twice so far with wins over Pannie Kianzad and Colleen Schneider.

She will have her hands full with promotional newcomer Kunitskaya (9-2) who has finished in all but 1 of her wins. She had a controversial win over Cindy Dandois in 2010.

The co-main event see Angela Hill returning to defend her strawweight belt against a surging Kaline Medeiros. Hill (5-2) is defend her title for the first time after beating former champ Livia Renata Souza is a close exciting fight back in May. Hill has won three straight since her debut at Invicta.

Medeiros (8-4) is on a five fight win streak; three f which were finishes. She win a short notice promotion debut fight in May, and returned at InvictaFC 19 with a win over Manjit Kolekar .

In what could be a sleeper for “Fight of the Night”former atomweight champion Herica Tiburcio looks to get back in the title hunt with a win over the tough Simona Soukupova. Tiburcio (9-4) lost her title to current champion Ayaka Hamsaki in July of last year and lost a close fight to Jihn Yu Frey this past March.

Soukupova (5-4-1) is coming off a loss to Tessa Simpson, which gained “Fight of the Night” at InvictaFC 18.

After her atomweight title loss, Amber Brown will move to strawweight taking on TUF 23 vet Ashley Yoder. Brown (5-2) was on a four fight win streak before losing to champion Ayaka Hamasaki.

Yoder (4-1) defeated frmer title challenger Jodie Esquibel by a razor thin decision to get into the TUF 23 House. Yoder trains at Team Quest with UFC veteran Dan Henderson.

Jessy Jess Clark returns to the InvictaFC cage to take on promotional newcomer Pam Sorenson in a bantamweight tilt. Clark (6-2) lost to Pannie Kiazad in her promotional debut, but she has went on to win her last fight at Eternal MMA in Australia this past July. She is currently training at Syndicate MMA with Rxanne Modafferi and UFC fighter Jamie Moyle.

Minnesota’s Sorenson (4-1) has only lost a close split decision on Shana Young, and have notable wins over Christina Barry and Brenda Gonzales. She is the former King of the Cage bantamweight champion.

After her run on the Ultimate Fighter 23, J.J. Aldrich returns to Invicta to face Lynn Alvarez. Aldrich (3-1) defeated Kathina Catron in September after losing a quarterfinal TUF 23 bout to now champion Tatiana Suarez.

Longtime vet Alvarez (6-4) is coming off a submission loss to Mizuki in her promotional debut.

Opening the card will be two up and coming talents as Miranda Maverick battles Samantha Diaz in what will be both fighter’s pro and promotional debuts.

Both Maverick (7-1 amateur) and Diaz (5-0) are known for their submission game with only thee of their fights going the distance. Maverick trains with UFC fighter Zak Cummins at Springfield Fight Club in Missouri, while Diaz trains out of Hybrid Martial Arts in Chicago.

Switzerland will get its first fighter in Invicta as Stephanie Egger as she will face an opponent to be determined. The European judo champion was went 2-0 in her career thus far.

Here is the card so far (subject to change):

  • Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (18-5) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (9-2)
  • Strawweight Title: Angela Hill (5-2) vs. Kaline Medeiros (8-4)
  • Atomweight: Herica Tiburcio (9-4) vs. Simona Soukupova (5-4-1)
  • Strawweight: Amber Brown (6-2) vs. Ashley Yoder (4-1)
  • Bantamweight: Jessica-Rose Clark (6-2) vs. Pam Sorenson (4-1)
  • Strawweight: Lynn Alvarez (6-4) vs. J.J. Aldrich (3-1)
  • Bantamweight: Stephanie Egger (2-0) vs. TBA
  • Strawweight: Miranda Maverick (0-0) vs. Samantha Diaz (0-0)

3 thoughts on “InvictaFC 20 Card Announced; 135 and 115 Straps on the Line”

  1. For accuracy: Evinger has only defended title defended the title once. Kianzad missed weight, so that fight was not for the belt, and therefore not a title defense.

    1. That is semi-true. Even though she made weight, she still had to win or else vacate the the title. I still consider that defending, but what ever.

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