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The flyweights are featured this time as InvictaFC hosts their second Phoenix Series Friday night. Set with a field of international talent, the winner has a shot of facing the winner of the Vanessa Porto and Karina Rodriguez for the flyweight title.
A group of young guns are also in line in reserve and non-tournament bouts.
For those new to the series, the tournament consists of one 5 minute round for the quarter and semi-finals, with the finals a full three round fight. Fastest finish time in the quarterfinals receives opponent choice for the semi-finals, plus any finish gets a bonus.
Weigh-ins and draws were held Thursday in Kansas City. All tournament participants made weight. Only Chantel Coates missed the mark on the whole card, and will forfeit 25% of her purse plus is now ineligible to be a injury replacement.
The card starts at 7 p.m. central time and will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Here are the weigh-in results and bout draws for the tournament, plus some background about the participants. Continue reading InvictaFC Phoenix Series 2 Primer
InvictaFC President Shannon Knapp is starting the stack the last two cards of the year, and one will crown a new strawweight champion.
Knapp announced on the “Beatdown After the Bell” podcast that Bellator vet and former flyweight title challenger Enily Ducote will face Rizin star Kanato Murata for the vacant 115 title. The belt was held by Phoenix Rizin 1 winner Brianna Van Buren before she signed to the UFC shortly after winning it. Continue reading Invicta Strawweight Title Match Announced; Gonzalez vs Walker Added to October Card
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History will be made Friday night as a new tournament format will be introduced, and a new champion will be crowned.
The Phoenix Rising one night tournament takes place Friday night in Kansas City and will be live on UFC Fight Pass. One round fights happen for the quarter and semi-finals, with the finals being three rounds. The winner takes home the strawweight title, vacated by Virna Jandiroba, who has signed to the UFC. Continue reading InvictaFC Phoenix Rising 1 Primer
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A pioneer in Indian MMA, Manjit Kolekar has her toughest test to date at InvictaFC’s Phoenix Rising tournament May 3rd in Kansas City.
It was announced this week that Kolekar will face Amber Brown in an alternate bout in the strawweight tournament, which will crown a new champion. Continue reading Manjit Kolekar Ready to Alter her Career in Invicta
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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