Invicta Fighting Championships 9 takes place Saturday night at the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa and will be streamed LIVE on UFC FightPass starting at 9pm ET. Before tomorrow night’s action begins, the fighters took to the scales today for the official weigh-ins.

Barb Honchak (124.4) vs Takayo Hashi (124.8) – Flyweight Title
Mizuki Inoue (115.0) vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115.0)
Kaitlin Young (145.0) vs Raquel Pa’aluhi (145.0)
Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (105.2) vs Jodie Esquibel (105.8)
Amber Brown (105.6) vs Liz McCarthy (105.2)
Amanda Bell (145.6) vs Maria Hougaard Djursaa (148.6)**
Shannon Sinn (125.4) vs Andrea Lee (125.0)
Jenny Liou Shriver (115.8) vs Jamie Moyle (115.0)
Kelly McGill (135.8) vs Maegan Goodwin (139.8)*

*Goodwin has two hours to make 136.0 pounds.
**Djursaa has two hours to make 146.0 pounds.

Note: Any fighter who misses weight on her first try will be deducted 10% of her fight purse. If a fighter is still unable to make weight on her second try, the penalty increases to 25%.



Irish standout Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly ran Team Pettis’s record to a perfect 6-0 during tonight’s sixth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 20: “A Champion Will Be Crowned.” Daly stopped Team Melendez’s Angela Magana with ground and pound midway through the third and final round.

Magana got off to a strong start early in round one of tonight’s elimination bout and she appeared to be poised to pick up Team Melendez’s first win. Daly dominated the second half of the fight, however, and methodically wore Magana down with strikes and submission attempts en route to victory.

To read the full recap of the show, (click here).



UFC President Dana White announced today on Instagram that the women’s bantamweight title fight between champ “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and “Alpha” Cat Zingano (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), previously scheduled for UFC 182 in Las Vegas, has been moved to UFC 184 on February 28 at the Los Angeles Staples Center.

The Rousey-Zingano title bout now serves as co-main event to the middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman (12-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) and challenger Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC).



Press Release – The atomweight contest between Brazil’s Herica Tiburcio (8-2) and Japan’s Ayaka Hamasaki (10-1) has been scratched from this Saturday’s Invicta FC 9 event, as visa issues for Tiburcio have forced the 22-year-old off the card at the last minute.

Tiburcio was slated to make her promotional debut for Invicta FC, currently riding a three-fight winning streak. Hamasaki, who previously fought for the organization at Invicta FC 6 in July of 2013, was looking for her second win in a new division after dropping to atomweight earlier this year.

Invicta FC 9 takes place from the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa. The event will stream live via the UFC’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass. In the night’s main event, Invicta flyweight champion Barb Honchak (9-2) will make the second defense of her 125-pound title as she squares off with Japan’s Takayo Hashi (15-4). The night’s co-main event will feature the Invicta return of Japanese strawweight Mizuki Inoue (8-2), who welcomes unbeaten Polish fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz (5-0) to the Invicta cage.


10712758_800088916681032_3004130311241160895_nOCTOBER RESULTS

Thursday – 2nd
– Danielle Taylor defeats Maria Andaverde via Unanimous Decision at KOTC: Battle for the Belt

- Naomi Staller defeats Cinja Kiefer via TKO in round 1 at German Cagefight Championship 1

- Ketlen Vieira defeats Juliana Leite via TKO at 1:36 of round 2 at Circuito de Lutas Fight Night 4

Saturday – 4th
– Killastina Matatohi defeats Heather Martin via TKO at 1:51 of round 1 at Steelfist 28: Intensity

- Marta Souza defeats Natally Alves via TKO at :40 of round 1 at Metanoia Fight Combat 2

- Tabata Ricci defeats Graziele Ricotta via Unanimous Decision at BRFC 4

- Kanna Asakura defeats Naomi “Nachi” Okaki via Unanimous Decision at VTJ 6

Super Fight League 35: America
– Colleen Schneider defeats Brenda Gonzales via Unanimous Decision
– Cheryl Chan defeats Hadley Griffith via RNC at 2:04 of round 3

Friday – 10th
RFA 19
– Jocelyn Lybarger defeats Rebecca Ruth via Split Decision
– Cassie Rodish defeats Raquel Magdaleno via RNC at 4:50 of round 1

BAMMA: Badbeat 13
– Christina Marks defeats Melanie Lacroix via Unanimous Decision
– Alyssa Garcia defeats Misha Nassiri via Armbar at 2:04 of round 2
– Maria Rios defeats Ashley Yoder via Unanimous Decision

Saturday – 11th
– Helen Harper defeats Nayra Acosta via TKO at 4:47 of round 1 at SUFN 2

- Emily Corso defeats Katie Howard via RNC at 2:02 of round 2 at Prime Fighting 4

- Megan Anderson defeats Jodie Struzik via RNC at :30 of round 2 at Nitro MMA 12

Sunday – 12th
– Tais Machado defeats Sara Machado via TKO in round 3 at Dragon Fight 2

Friday – 17th
– Ann Osman defeats Aya Saeid Saber via TKO at 3:15 of round 1 at ONE FC: Roar of the Tigers

- Jozette Cotton defeats Holly Lawson via Unanimous Decision at Bellator 129

- Norma Rueda defeats Michelle Nicolini via Unanimous Decision at Legacy FC 36

Saturday – 18th
– Laura Balin defeats Luly Silva via Armbar in round 1 at Gladiatores MMA

- Erin McDougall defeats Lynnell House via Unanimous Decision at Rumble in the Cage 50

- Amber Stautzenberger defeats Kathina Catron via Armbar in round 1 at XKO 23

- Wiola Szewczyk defeats Klaudia Key Ćwiek via Guillotine in round 1 at Grappler Fight Night 1

WMMAF World Championship
– Lena Ovchynnikova defeats Svetlana Gotsyk via RNC at 3:40 of round 3
– Svetlana Gotsik (Ukraine) defeats Маrta Carini (Italy) via Armbar in round 1
– Maria Chiana Bontun (Italy) defeats Olena Bondarenko (Ukraine) via TKO in round 2

Friday – 24th
– Marloes Coenen defeats Annalisa Bucci via RNC at :57 of round 3 at Bellator 130

- Brogan Walker defeats Yoo Jin Jung via Unanimous Decision at PXC 45

- Barbara Nalepka defeats Marzena Horoszko via TKO in round 1 at PLMMA 41

Saturday – 25th
– Summer Bradshaw defeats Mariah Prussia via TKO at 1:51 of round 2 at DFC 19: Fall Brawl 2014

- Mariana Morais defeats Geisyele Nascimento via Armbar in round 1 at Strikers House Cup 43

- Zhen Wei Foo defeats Rachael Short via Arm Triangle in round 1 at Malaysian Invasion 2

Gladiator Challenge: Aftershock
– Jessy Miele defeats Lissette Neri via Scraf Hold Armlock at 3:25 of round 1
– Bryanna Fissori defeats Catalina Madril via TKO at :33 of round 1

MMA Super Heroes 6 (Atomweight GP)
– Arielle Souza defeats Bianca Reis via RNC at :25 of round 1
– Bianca Reis defeats Amanda Torres via Unanimous Decision
– Janaisa Morandin defeats Arielle Souza via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 26th
– Satoko Shinashi defeats Ye Jin Jung via TKO at 1:15 of round 1 at DEEP 69 Impact

*Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.


B0vhmGbIQAEP5PtPress Release – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced that Belgian bantamweight Cindy Dandois (5-1) was forced to withdraw from her Invicta FC 9 match-up with Kaitlin Young (7-8-1) due to visa issues.

Stepping in on short notice to face Young is Raquel Pa’aluhi (3-4). The bout, originally contracted for bantamweight, will now be contested at featherweight.

“I’m disappointed that Cindy is not able to fight on this card, but we’ll bring her back [to compete] at our next event,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. “Kudos to Raquel for taking on a veteran like Kaitlin Young with just a week’s notice. We love that kind of warrior spirit at Invicta and those two are going to put on a show next Saturday night.”

Invicta FC 9: “Honchak vs Hashi” streams live on UFC Fight Pass from The RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday, November 1 and is headlined by Invicta FC Flyweight Champion Barb Honchak (9-2) defending her title against Japanese veteran Takayo Hashi (15-4). In the co-main event, strawweight submission specialist Mizuki Inoue (8-2) returns to Invicta to take on undefeated newcomer Karolina Kowalkiewicz (5-0) of Poland.



Finally, “Alpha” Cat Zingano (9-0, 2-0 UFC) and bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (10-0, 4-0 UFC) will meet inside the Octagon. The bout is set for January 3rd and will serve as the co-main event at UFC 182: “Jones vs Cormier” in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After defeating Miesha Tate via TKO in April 2013, Zingano was set to coach opposite Rousey in ‘The Ultimate Fighter 18′, however, she was forced to withdraw from the show due to a serious knee injury. Personal tragedy would also keep Zingano sidelined until her return last month at UFC 178 where she reclaimed her number-one contender status via a come from behind TKO victory over Amanda Nunes.

Rousey has successfully defended her UFC championship four times, defeating Liz Carmouche, Miesha Tate, Sara McMann and most recently Alexis Davis via KO in just 16 seconds at UFC 175 in July. In her 10 victories, only Tate has made it past the first round, succumbing in round three to an armbar.

Once the bout had been announced, Rousey took to Instagram:
“Every ounce of respect I have for her is going to be poured into the effort to end her undefeated streak. Real champions don’t want belts, they want to test themselves against the best the world has to offer. On Jan 3rd two champions will be fighting and I’m going to show Cat what the best in the world is. I genuinely hope that Cat, the fans, and I all walk away unscathed and fulfilled that night. But fights are chaotic – you never know. ;) I won’t say “good luck” but rather “good skill” to Cat. Get ready for the fight of your life.”