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InvictaFC 21 Primer

Invicta’s first event of 2017 kicks off with a new champion being crowned.

Charmaine Tweet and Megan Anderson will look for their first world title Saturday in Kasnas City which will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.

Also on the card  Pannie Kianzad looks to get back into the bantamweight title hunt as she faces perennial contender Raquel Pa’aluhi in the co-main event.

Several changes to the card this past week saw Heather Hardy’s match get scrapped due to an injury to Brieta Carpenter; the addition of Elizabeth Phillips versus Leah Letson; and Kali Robbins and Jodie Esquibel taken off the card due to Robbins missing weight by 6.4 pounds. Robbins took the bout last minute.

The official weigh-ins happened Friday morning with no ceremonial weigh-ins due to in-climate weather.

Here is a breakdown of the now seven fight card with the weigh-in results.

(Photos courtesy Scott Hirano, Invicta FC) Continue reading InvictaFC 21 Primer

Light as a Feather: The 145 Women’s Conundrum

We are on the verge of crowning three featherweight champions this year, and a lot of people have seen this as a problem.

The UFC’s announcement in December started it all as they announced they will crown their first 145 champion with Holly Holm versus Germaine de Randamie at UFC 208 February 11th in Brooklyn, New York. With Cyborg Justino possibly being under suspension by USADA and not having defended her title in the past year due to her UFC stint, Invicta will be crowning an interim champion this coming Saturday in Kansas City with Charmaine Tweet versus Megan Anderson. Continue reading Light as a Feather: The 145 Women’s Conundrum

2016 in the Women’s MMA Division by the Numbers

When we posted the half years numbers in July, we had our doubts we would reach more than 700 pro female bouts in MMA. The last six months exceeded expectation.

The last half saw 385 bouts with three months out of the six topping the most fights per month list. On average there was 13.5 bouts per week this year.

Here is a look back at 2016 as a whole by the numbers. Continue reading 2016 in the Women’s MMA Division by the Numbers

UFC Announces Featherweight Division – Holm vs. de Randamie to Vie for First Title

UFC President went through with his promise on creating a featherweight division, but the first champ won’t be Cyborg Justino.

Fox Sports reported Tuesday former bantamweight champion Holly Holm will face Germaine de Randamie for the initial UFC 145 title at UFC 208  February 11th in Brooklyn, New York.

Holm won the 135 title last year beating Ronda Rousey to become the second champion ever. Holm would lose the belt to Miesha Tate earlier this year, and is coming off a loss to Valentina Shevchenko.

Randamie (7-3) is coming off back to back finishes and has won four out of her past 5 fights.

The news comes as Cyborg Justino, the best fighter in the division, decided to take some time off to recover from a bad weight cut and sort out some personal issues. Justino says she will be able to come back in action in March.

With the new title and division, it is unlikely Justino will return to Invicta to defend her title. We expect an announcement in the coming weeks on the fate of that belt.

InvictaFc 20 Aftermath – What is next for the Athletes

It was a surprising ending to what has been a long 20 card journey for InvictaFC as a new champion was crowned in the bantamweight division.

Russia’s Yana Kunitskaya submitted champion Tonya Evinger to end her 9 fight win streak and take the belt, much to the shock of the MMA world. Kunitskaya improves to 10-2 with the win. Continue reading InvictaFc 20 Aftermath – What is next for the Athletes

InvictaFC 20 Primer

With over four years worth of fights, InvictaFC reaches its 20th offering Friday with two titles on the line.

44 athletes have passed through the promotion onto the UFC, making Invicta the place to develop and shine before getting the call to the big time. This card sees what could be the future of the sport.

Three fighters (Miranda Maverick, Pam Sorenson, & Ashley Yoder) missed weight and will forfeit 25% of their fight purse.

Here are the weigh-in results and a breakdown of the card. Continue reading InvictaFC 20 Primer

Watercooler: Boxing’s Hardy to Invicta; Schneider to Bellator

World boxing champion Heather Hardy is heading to MMA.

Hardy decided to crossover and has inked a deal with InvictaFC. She announced the signing via Ring TV. Ironically it was the new insurance plan for fighters under MMA legalization in home state of New York that drove her to the decision. She is still expecting to box along with her MMA career. Continue reading Watercooler: Boxing’s Hardy to Invicta; Schneider to Bellator

Watercoler: UFC 205 Adds Jędrzejczyk vs. Kowalkiewicz; Tate vs. Pennington

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Cris Cyborg Justino made weight at 141 pounds on Friday ahead of her match with Saturday against Lina Lansberg in Brasilia, Brazil for UFC Fight Night. Lansberg tipped the scales at 140 pounds. The match will air on Fox Sports 1 as the main event. Continue reading Watercoler: UFC 205 Adds Jędrzejczyk vs. Kowalkiewicz; Tate vs. Pennington

Watercooler: Rousey’s Return Date? Cooper vs. Elmose Announced & More

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BJPenn.com is reporting Ronda Rousey may return for UFC 207 December 30th in Las Vegas in a title match with champion Amanda Nunes.


UFC President Dana White told the press this week he is very interested now in a fight between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Ronda Rousey. This is a vast change from hos stance on only holding the fight at 135 for the title. Continue reading Watercooler: Rousey’s Return Date? Cooper vs. Elmose Announced & More

Kalyn Schwartz Signs to Invicta; Faces Tiffany Van Soest in Debut

13001178_1606031132993254_5594681182817991372_nInvictaFC announced Tuesday who will face Muay Thai champion Tiffany Van Soest in her promotional debut.

Undefeated amateur fighter Kalyn Schwartz (6-0) will be making her pro debut at InvictaFC 19 in Kansas City September 23rd against the Muay Thai superstar. A dedicated Marine, Schwartz started training in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

After the Corp, she took up some bad habits but her soon-to-be fiance Chris Holliday sparked her passion back into training, and she found great success as an amateur fighter. She has won multiple title in several weight classes including King of the Cage.

She currently co-owns Rogue Combat Academy with Holliday while going to college at Southern Oregon University pursuing a Fitness Technician degree. She is also a part of their women’s wrestling team.

The match against Van Soest will stream on UFC Fight Pass September 23rd.

You can read more about Kalyn Schwartz at MyaMMANews.com.