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InvictaFC 14 Full Card Announced

invicta 14 posterWith Alexa Grasso out due to injury, a new main event has been announced for InvictaFC 14.

Tonya Evinger will make her first title defense against former Cage Warriors champion Pannie Kianzad at the promotion’s 14th offering  Saturday, September 12 in Kansas City, MO. The full card was announced Monday.

Evinger (16-5) won the title with a TKO win over Irene Aldana last month and extender her win streak to seven. Undefeated Kianzad (8-0) won her promotional debut on the same card, getting the unanimous decision over Jessy Rose Clark.

The two other matches announced at the InvictaFC 13 presser are still on with former strawweight champion Katja Kankaanpaa taking on the undefeated DeAnna Bennett. Kankaanpaa (10-2-1) lost the belt to Livia Souza this past April after winning the belt in 2014. Bennett (7-0)  is coming off an unanimous decision win in her strawweight debut.

The other previously announced match could steal the show, as Hawaii’s Rachael Ostovich (21) takes on Louisiana’s Andrea Lee (2-1). Both fighters impressed fans in their promotional debuts. Lee is coming off a decision loss to Roxanne Modafferi, while Ostovich is coming off a split decision win over Evva Johnson.

Speaking of Modafferi, she returns to action as she faces promotional newcomer Mariana Morais. Coming off a loss to title contender Vanessa Porto, Modafferi is looking to get back in the title hunt. Brazil’s Morais is on a five fight win streak with six of her total wins by submission.

The other flyweight bout set for the card is Aspen Ladd battling Amanda Bobby Cooper. Ladd won her pro debut with a first round TKO over Ana Carolina Vidal in February. Cooper was supposed to make her Invicta debut last year but an injury sidelined her. Cooper won her pro debut, defeating Brittany Dugas by submission.

Undefeated Jamie Moyle looks to continue her climb up the strawweight ranks taking on wrestling expert  Sharon Jacobson. Both are coming off decisions wins and won their past three fights.

The third strawweight match on the card sees JJ Aldrich looking to get back on the winning track taking on IMMAF 2014 amateur tournament winner Daniela Kortmann. Aldrich lost to Moyle last year, but won her promotionbal debut over Delaney Owens. German’s Kortmann turned pro shortly after winning the IMMAF strawweight title and will be the first tournament champion to compete in Invicta.

Cindy Dandois looks to get her first win in Invicta taking on Australia’s Megan Anderson in her promotional debut. Dandois, a training partner of Miesha Tate, has a notable win over Marloes Coenen. Anderson has won four straight with back to back submission wins.

In the lone atomweight fight on the card, Jinh Yu Frey and  Liz McCarthy look to get back in the title hunt. McCarthy is coming off a split decision loss to Amber Brown, while Frye is coming off a submission win over Cassie Robb.

Rounding out the card in a battle of lightweights, Rachel Wiley will make her pro debut against Tuff-n-uff tournament winner Felicia Spencer .

Wiley went 6-2 as an amateur, with her only loss being by a close split decision. Spenser went 5-1 as an amateur and earned her Invicta by winning a tournament at Tuff-n-uff.

All the fight will stream on UFC Fight Pass September 12th.

Complete card:

Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (16-5) vs. Pannie Kianzad (8-0)
Strawweight: Katja Kankaanpaa (10-2-1) vs. DeAnna Bennett (7-0)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (17-12) vs. Mariana Morais (9-2)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (2-1) vs. Andrea Lee (2-1)
Featherweight: Cindy Dandois (5-2) vs. Megan Anderson (4-1)
Strawweight: Jamie Moyle (3-0) vs. Sharon Jacobson (3-1)
Atomweight: Jinh Yu Frey (3-1) vs. Liz McCarthy (2-1)
Strawweight: J.J. Aldrich (1-1) vs. Daniela Kortmann (1-0)
Flyweight: Aspen Ladd (1-0) vs. Amanda Bobby Cooper (1-0)
Lightweight: Rachel Wiley (0-0) vs. Felicia Spencer (0-0)

Lee Replaces Porto to Face Modafferi at InvictaFC 10

Courtesy InvictaFC
Courtesy InvictaFC

After a visa issue has sidetracked Vanessa Porto from getting into the country, Andrea Lee will replace the title contender against Roxanne Modafferi at InvictaFC December 5.

Lee (2-0) made an impressive debut over Shannon Sinn at InvictaFC 9, displaying creative yet accurate striking.  The multi-sport combat athlete is looking to make it to the top 10 with a win.

This will be a huge step up for Lee as veteran Roxanne Modafferi (16-11) has taken on a who’s who in the sport. Modafferi’s striking has developed since leaving Japan and making her home at Syndicate MMA. Her ground game has always been a solid part of her game. A win would solidify her title contendership.

InvictaFC 5 will stream on UFC Fight Pass December 5.


TBA Tournament Crowns 2014 Champions


The annual amateur Thai Boxing Association tournament took place this past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa with some of North America’s best kickboxing vying for championships in over a couple of dozen divisions. Over a hundred female competitors this year, with some familiar faces from the amateur MMA and kickboxing worlds.

Among the highlights was XFC signee Andrea Lee who won her division. This after winning her last amateur MMA match last week and a kickboxing bout the week before.

Here are all the female winners from this past weekend.

You can see complete results from the TBA tournament here.

Class A Champions

  • Regan Gowing Flyweight 95.1-105
  • Janice MacAulay Featherweight 115.1-125
  • Kelsey Andries Middleweight 155.1-165
  • Andrea Lee A Ladies Lightweight 125.1-135
  • Melissa Karagianis Featherweight 115.1-125

Class B Champions

  • Stephanie Miller Bantamweight 105.1-115
  • Candice Mitchell Featherweight 115.1-125
  • Robin Macmillan Lightweight 125.1-135
  • Amy Hester Welterweight 135.1-145
  • Ashley McBride Super Heavyweight 195.1 and Up

Class C Champions

  • Shannen Manlangit C Ladies L Atom 102.1-107
  • Jennifer Cichon C Ladies L Straw 107.1-112
  • Giulia D’Ambrosio C Ladies L Fly 112.1-117
  • Shelby Marchand C Ladies L Bantam 117.1-122
  • Laura Marturano C Ladies L Feather 122.1-127
  • Victoria Wilson C Sr Ladies Lsr Light 125.1-135
  • Lisa Ziegler C Ladies L Light 127.1-132
  • Camille Britton C Ladies L Super Light 132.1-137
  • Melissa Demelo C Ladies L Light Welter 137.1-142
  • Alicia Guzzo C Ladies L Welter 142.1-147
  • Paula Piilonen C Ladies L Super Welter 147.1-155
  • Linda Simba C Ladies L Super Middle 165.1-175
  • Drea Hudson C Ladies L Heavy 175.1-195
  • Charleen Pokornik C Sr Ladies Lsr Super Heavy 195.1 and Up


  • Savannah Foden Open Featherweight 115.1-125, Age 13-14
  • Alejandra Cardoza Class C Featherweight 115.1-125, Age 15-17
  • Summer Bronco Open Junior Middleweight 68.1-78, Age 10-12
  • Inez Jaurequi-Perez Open Junior Middleweight 68.1-78, Age 10-12

Andrea Lee vs. Susie Montero Announced for XFC 28

lee monteroAndrea Lee will make her long awaited pro debut under the XFC banner against Susie Montero. The match was announced via a XFC press release Monday.

Lee (7-3) just won over the weekend at Legacy’s amateur series over Valerie Aspaas. Lee has finished in all but two of her wins and is touted as one the rising flyweight prospects.

Montero is coming off an unanimous decision win over Allanna Jones in February. Montero lost to XFC champion Pearl Gonzalez and is looking to get back in the title hunt.

XFC 28 is set to take place in Tampa, FL this fall. It is expected to be broadcast. The promotion is expected to make more announcements in the coming weeks.