Photos courtesy Dave Mandel/InvictaFC
We now have a complete card for InvictaFC’s 50th numbered event.
A last minute drop and the official draw has changed a few things around as we head into the strawweight championship tournament Wednesday night at Reelworks in Denver, Colorado.
Behind closed doors, the semi-final matches were drawn as Valesca Machado (115.6) will battle Ediana Silva (115.2) and Gloria de Paula (115.4) will face Karolina Wójcik (116) to open up the card. All tournament bouts will be 3 five minue rounds.
The big change surrounded the reserve bouts as Sharon Jacobson fell off the card due to unknown reasons. She was expected to take on Melissa Oddessa. Elise Pone (125.7) will now take on Oddessa (123.3) in a flyweight bout.
The lone strawweight reseve bout will see Danni McCormack (115.6) taking on Maira Mazar (115.4). Minna Grusander (114.6) weighed in as an alternate.
This means the finals of the tournament will be the 100th fight in InivtcaFC strawweight history. It will crown the 9th strawweight and 31st overall InvictaFC champion.
In addition to the flyweight bout, two more fights will take place outside the tournament. In a pair of bantamweight tilts former InvictaFC title challenger Katharina Lehner (136) battles UFC vet Talita Bernardo (135.7) and Denver’s own Claire Guthrie (136) faces Brigid Chase (133.9).
We will be live on twitter (@wmmanews) and instagram (@wombatsports) at Reelworks covering the action live.
If you can’t make it to the event, InvictaFC 50 will be streaming on youtube and it will be airing on AXS TV & Fight Network in Canada start at 7 p.m. mountain time.