The former Tuff-n-uff Bantamweight champion Serena De Jesus made a successful professional debut Saturday at Fusion Fight League and Intense Championship Fighting’s co-promotion in Great Falls, Montana with a unanimous decision win over fellow pro debutante Kelly Clayton. Continue reading Video – Serena DeJesus Discusses First Pro Win
Kelly Clayton isn’t a name most fans would recognize, but she is looking to change that Saturday night.
Clayton takes on fellow pro debutante Serena DeJesus at Intense Championship Fighting Saturday in Great Falls, Montana, which will stream on Fite.tv. Clayton is coming off three straight wins and looking to continue her winning ways.
We had a chance to talk to Clayton about her upcoming fight and background into how she got into MMA. Continue reading Kelly Clayton Looks to Stay Fearless in Pro Debut
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It has been six months since Ilima-Lei MacFarlane won the inaugural Bellator flyweight champion. It will be another two until we see her back in action.
This past week, the promotion announced MacFarlane’s first title defense will be against Alejandra Lara in Temeucla, California June 29th. This will be sort of a homecoming for the champ, as she made her Bellator debut in the same venue a little less than three years ago. Continue reading Bellator Champion Ilima-Lei MacFarlane Talks Young Guns and Title Run
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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Coming off their debut in Salt Lake City, Invicta is already gearing up for their next card, with an announcement in just a few days about the May 4th event in Kansas City. Continue reading Invicta to Expand to More Combat Sports; Featherweight MMA Title in Limbo
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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.
Here are the weigh-in results and a preview of the action. Continue reading InvictaFC 28 Primer
Saturday night InvictaFC makes its debut in Salt Lake City.
A new strawweight champion will be crowned with MIZUKI taking on Virna Jandiroba.
The co-main event sees Utah’s own Deanna Bennett taking on Karina Rodríguez.
The nine fight card will be streaming on UFC Fight Pass Saturday night from the Union Event Center.
Ceremonial weigh-ins start at 5 p.m. mountain time. You can watch them below.
Kristina Williams made a huge mark in the MMA world this past October in her pro debut, upsetting boxing champion Heather Hardy by TKO.
With the win, she propelled herself quickly in the rankings, and now faces Emily Ducote at Bellator 195 this Friday live on the Paramount Network. Continue reading Oklahoma’s Kristina Williams Looking for Another Upset at Bellator