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InvictaFC 17 loses a bout, but gains a new fighter.
Mizuki has dropped out of her match with Aline Serio due to injury, so Kaline Medeiros has stepped up to take her place. Medeiros (6-4) has a KO of the Year win over Stephanie Eggink, and has a kimura win over Sarah Payant in her Bellator bout last year. The fight is still announced at strawweight.
Julia Jones is out of her InvictaFC debut against Tessa Simpson due to injury, so the match has been scrapped.
Very few promotions can say they have lasted as long as InvictaFC.
A loyal fan base and an eye for talent, Shannon Knapp has kept the promotion going through stream crashes, back office drama, losing a lot of talent to the UFC, and putting out fires at events. Many would falter at these hurdles, but InvictaFC continues to shine after four years of operation.
Let’s breakdown four years of events that helped break the glass ceiling of female athletes in the MMA world.
Tuesday March 22 stood as a momentous day in MMA history as the last state government in the USA has opted legalized pro MMA.
It was a sixteen year battle, but after an overwhelming vote of 113-25 in the New York Assembly. In a ceremony April 14th at Madison Square Garden, Governor Andrew Cuomo officially signed it into law. The New York State Athletic Commission has 120 days to get official rules set, plus vetting officials and promoters’ and fighters’ licenses. The first day pro MMA promotions can have a card in the state is September 1.
One of the most dynamic up and coming flyweights is ready to showcase some new skills come InvictaFC 17.
The San Diego based athlete will head a few hours north to fight in Costa Mesa May 7th to face Shannon Sinn. The flyweights have been one of Invicta’s signature divisions loaded with fresh young talent.
Stanley has already made her mark back at InvictaFC 11 in February 2015, when she TKOed Laura Salazar in exciting fashion in just under three minutes.
Two female wrestlers have punched their ticket to Rio.
Adeline Gray (75kg) and Elena Pirozhkova (63kg) rolled their way through the US Olympic Trials this past weekend in Iowa City, Iowa.
Pirozhkova won her 16 woman tournament, sweeping their two out of three match finals. She won gold at the 2012 World Championships before heading to the Olympics that year. The Russian born wrestler defected with her parents at age 3, and is one of the top ranked wrestlers on the planet. Her pinning of Erin Clodgo was ironic in the fact Clodgo earned the quota spot winning the Pan-Am Games 63kg championship.
Another title fight will also happen at InvictaFc 17 as Livia Renata Souza (9-0) will look to defend her belt for a second time against UFC vet and rising star Angela Hill (4-2). Both have back to back finishes is the promotion.