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A busy fight weekend starts with InvictaFC Friday night on UFC Fight Pass.
The main event will fill the vacant flyweight title as Pearl Gonzalez (9-3) faces perennial contender Vanessa Porto (20-8).
The co-main and featured bouts are tournament semi-finals to find a contender for the main event winner. Milana Dudieva (12-7) and Karina Rodriguez (6-3) will take the co-main spot with DeAnna Bennett (9-4-1) vs. Miranda Maverick (4-1) as the featured fight. Continue reading InvictaFC 34 Preview Show Plus Weigh In Results
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Invicta was ahead of the game as they announced their 33rd card for December 15th in Kansas City. We talked to InvictaFC president Shannon Knapp about the lead up to the event.
Being towards the end of the year, Invicta wanted to get ahead in terms of planning, and wanted its fans to have some leeway before the holiday travel rush. This also gave them an opportunity to start planning InvictaFC 34, which is slated for January in Kansas City. Knapp told us to expect the vacant flyweight title to be filled on the card. Continue reading Shannon Knapp on InvictaFC 33: Frey vs. Grusander II Had to Be Booked
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Invicta has been busy in 2018, and six weeks after their last card, they are ready to once again bring the action to Kansas City.
The 31st event will feature Virna Jandiroba’s first defense of her strawweight title as she takes on the 10-1 Janaisa Morandin.
The co-main event sees Pearl Gonzalez wanting to make her argument for a flyweight title shot against Daiane Firmino.
For the first time in the promotion’s history, there will be one fight that will be streamed on facebook as Helen Peralta and Kay Hansen will kick ff the card. The fight will also stream on Fight Pass.
Only one person missed weight. Mallory Martin tipped the scales at 117 pounds, which is 2 pounds over the strawweight limit. She will be fined 25% of her purse.
The strawweight title match is official with both Jandiroba and Morandin coming in under 115 pounds.
The rest of the card will stream on UFC Fight Pass Saturday night starting at 7 p.m. central time.
Here is the breakdown of the fights and the weigh-ins results. Continue reading InvictaFC 31 Primer
Very few promotions make it to their 30th event.
Saturday InvictaFC will reach the milestone as it looks to crown a new atomweight champion. Jinh Yu Frey will get her second chance to hold the gold when she takes on Finland’s Minna Grusander.
The co-main event will see a possible contender for the vacant featherweight title as Russia’s Helena Kolesnyk faces Felicia Spencer.
This will also be the promotional debut of former UFC athlete Heather Jo Clark as she faces Brazil’s Kinberly Novaes. Continue reading InvictaFC 30 Primer
With over 6 years as an organization, InvictaFC will hold their 30th event July 21st in Kansas City.
The main event was announced at InvictaFC 29 as Jinh Yu Frey and Minna Grusander will fight for the vacant atomweight title.
The rest of the card was announced this week with every weight class represented. Continue reading InvictaFC 30 Announces Full Line-up for 30th Event
A new bantamweight champion will be crowned this Friday in Kansas City.
The first ever Strikeforce bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman looks for her second world title as she takes on the undefeated Katharina Lehner. The match is the main event of an eight fight card, with three bouts in the 135 division.
Two missed weight Thursday as Bianca Daimoni (139.6 lb) and Bárbara Acioly (126.3 lb) will forfeit 25% of their purse to their respective opponents.
The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Here are the weigh-in results and a breakdown of the card. Continue reading InvictaFc 29 Primer
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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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
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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
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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.
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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
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