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InvictaFC 29 Card Sees Important Bantamweight Fights; Fresh New Talent

With the bantamweight title continual vacant because of athletes signing to the UFC, Invicta looks to make sure the bantamweight division is continuing expanding.

Their 29th outing will return to Kansas City May 4th and sees four bantamweight fights on the card, including the already announced Sarah Kaufman looking for her second world title facing the undefeated Katharina Lehner. Continue reading InvictaFC 29 Card Sees Important Bantamweight Fights; Fresh New Talent

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Invicta’s Pearl Gonzalez Ready to Shine in New Promotional Home

Photo courtesy Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

It was hard to think that Pearl Gonzalez wasn’t a hometown athlete at InvictaFC 29 in Salt Lake City, but the Chicago native and San Diego resident had the biggest pop of the night from the crowd. Continue reading Invicta’s Pearl Gonzalez Ready to Shine in New Promotional Home

Video – InvictaFC 28 Post Fight with Milana Dudieva

(Photo Courtesy Dave Mandel, Invicta FC)

After what was a four fight losing streak against some of the best in the flyweight and bantamweight divisions, Milana Dudieva snapped it Saturday night with a highlight reel TKO win over Christina Marks.

We caught up with Dudieva and discussed her win and her plans for the rest of 2018. Continue reading Video – InvictaFC 28 Post Fight with Milana Dudieva

Video – InvictaFC 28 Post Fight with Jillian DeCoursey

(Photo Courtesy Dave Mandel, Invicta FC)

The atomweight division is growing stronger day by day and Jillian DeCoursey is looking like the future.

The amateur star has made the transition to pro seem seamless with her two wins under the InvictaFC banner; getting her latest win by unanimous decision over Rebekah LeVine Saturday night.

We talked to DeCoursey about her win and her change in training camps for this fight.

Video – InvictaFC 28 Post Fight with Minna Grusander

(Photo courtesy – Dave Mandel, Invicta FC)

It has been almost three years since Finland’s Minna Grusander has made the trip to the US. Every time she has, however, she has come home with a win.

Saturday night was no exception. Grusander came back after a tough first round to get the TKO win in her debut at atomweight. She improves to 6-1 and has made a mark in the division. She got a Performance of the Night bonus for her efforts.

We caught up with Grusander after the fight to talk about the win and her fight camp. Continue reading Video – InvictaFC 28 Post Fight with Minna Grusander

InvictaFC 28 Primer

The InvictaFC cage is making its debut in the Beehive State.

The 28th card will commence Saturday night from Salt Lake City at the Union Event Center . This will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

The main event will crown a new strawweight champion as Japan’s Mizuki takes on Virna Jandiroba.

The co-main event sees hometown fighter DeAnna Bennett face Mexican striker Karina Rodriguez.

In a first, Invicta will be also putting on an amateur fight. InvictaFC President Shannon Knapp stated to us this was a last minute pick up and could lead to more possible amateur bouts in the future for local talent. The non-streaming bout will feature Utah locals Tracie Morris and Soula Koukouvetakis.

The only pro to miss weight is DeAnna Bennett, who will forfeit 25% of her purse.

For the first time in two years Wombat Sports will be onsite to cover Invicta live. We will have live updates on our twitters @wombatsports & @wmmanews.

Here are the weigh-in results and a preview of the action. Continue reading InvictaFC 28 Primer

InvictaFC Expands to Utah for its 28th Offering

The MMA scene will be buzzing in the beehive state.

InvictaFC 28 with emanate from Salt Lake City, Utah for the first time on March 24th at the Union Event Center, and will be live on UFC Fight Pass.

The main event was already announced, as Janaisa Morandin (10-1) battles Virna Jandiroba (12-0) for the vacant 115 title. Continue reading InvictaFC Expands to Utah for its 28th Offering

Invicta’s Shannon Knapp Welcomes Back a Familiar Face; Plus the Other High Profile Project She is Producing

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Coming off a successful event a few weeks back, InvictaFC President Shannon Knapp is already prepping for her next InvictaFC event in March, with the already announced strawweight title fight between Virna Jandiroba and Janaisa Morandin. A press release is expected later this week to announce the rest of the card. Continue reading Invicta’s Shannon Knapp Welcomes Back a Familiar Face; Plus the Other High Profile Project She is Producing

Video: Christine Ferea Talks Upcoming Bout at InvictaFC 26

One of the most talent strikers in Invicta, Christine Ferea looks to get back on the winning track when she faces Mexican standout Karina Rodriguez  at InvictaFC 26 in Kansas City December 8th.

Ferea us coming off a loss to fellow Muay Thai specialist Tiffany Van Soest in a spirited bout at InvictaFC 23 earlier this year and will look to go back to flyweight for this bout.

We caught up with Ferea at her gym in Las Vegas to talk about coming back to the cage and her continuing to be a multi-sport combat athlete as we head into 2018.

Invicta FC 25 Primer

The 25th card in InvictaFC history will make an unusual Thursday night appearance at the Tachi Palace in Leemore, California. The event will stream on UFC Fight Pass starting at 6 p.m. pst/9 p.m. est.

The main event will fill the vacant 135 title as Raquel Pa’aluhi will take on former title challenger Yana Kunitskaya. The co-main event will see the Invicta debut of undefeated Janaisa Morandin taking on former 115 champion and fellow Brazilian Livia Renata Souza.

Two athletes missed weight as Kali Robbins (3.4 lbs over) and Katharina Lehner (5.5 lbs over) both hit the scales heavy. They will be fined 25% of their purses.

Here is the weigh-in results and a breakdown of the card. Continue reading Invicta FC 25 Primer