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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)

Card Announced for InvictaFC 13: New Bantamweight Champion to Be Crowned

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Seven fights with three titles on the line will highlight InvictaFC 13 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas July 9th.

As speculated, champion Cyborg Justino will face New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin for the featherweight title. This will be the possibly last time we will see Justino at this weight before she makes her drop to bantamweight. Van Duin is coming off an upset win over Amanda Bell.

Tonya Evinger (15-5) finally got her title match, facing Mexican standout Irene Aldana (5-1) for the vacant bantamweight title. Evinger is on a six fight win streak, while Aldana has won back to back fights at Invicta.

The third title fight is the already announced atomweight bout between champion Herica Tibercio and #1 contender Ayaka Hamsaki.

As for the undercard:

  • Undefeated bantamweight Pannie Kianzad (7-0) will make her InvictaFC debut against Australia’s Jessy Rose Clark (5-1). Kianzad is the Cage Warriors bantamweight champion, while Clark has won her last three fights.
  • Marina Shafir will make her InvictaFC debut against pro debuter Amber Leibrock. Shafir, a member of the Four Horsewomen, is coming off a KO loss to Amanda Bell. Leibrock got her Invicta contract by winning the Tuff-n-uff featherweight tournament.
  • Both coming off wins in Invicta, Amy Montenegro (6-1) and Jamie Moyle (2-0) will face off in a strawweight battle.
  •  Round out the card is the already announced is Irish standout Catherine Costigan versus Amber Borwn in what could be an atomweight title eliminator.

The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass July 9th.

Watch the InvictaFC 10 weigh-ins here

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Sixteen fighters will hit the scales for InvictaFC’s tenth card.

The main event features Michelle Waterson defending her atomweight title against Brazilian star Herica Tiburcio. Also bantamweight Tonya Evinger welcomes a returning Cindy Dandois.

  • Michelle Waterson (105) vs Herica Tiburcio (105) 
  • Tonya Evinger (134.75) vs Cindy Dandois (135)
  • Roxanne Modafferi (125) vs Andrea Lee (125.5)
  • DeAnna Bennett (125) vs Jennifer Maia (124)
  • Andria Wawro (149) vs Peggy Morgan (145) **
  • Alexa Grasso (115.25) vs Alida Gray (115)
  • Jinh Yu Frey (106.25) vs Cassie Robb (105.4) *
  • Rachael Ostovich (126) vs Evva Johnson (125)

* Frey has 2 hours to cut 0.25 pounds
** Warwo has 2 hours to cut 3 pounds

You can watch the weigh-ins below