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Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis showcased her slick submission skills and gained a measure of revenge tonight at UFC 186: “Johnson vs Horiguchi” in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Davis submitted rival Sarah Kaufman in the second round of their bantamweight trilogy fight.

Earlier on tonight’s card, Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau made a successful strawweight debut with a Unanimous Decision victory over TUF 18 finalist Jessica “The Ragin’” Rakoczy. Also at 115, Randa “Quiet Storm” Markos outpointed Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly in an action-packed matchup.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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Undefeated Brazilian rising star Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza picked up the biggest victory of her career tonight in the main event of Invicta Fighting Championships 12 in Kansas City, Missouri. Souza submitted Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää to win the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.

Tonight’s co-feature saw another Brazilian standout, Vanessa Porto, edge out Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi in a flyweight rematch that was much closer than the judges’ scorecards suggested. At 145, Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin impressively submitted Amanda “The Lady Killer” Bell.

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

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Invicta Fighting Championships 12 takes place Friday night from the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO and will stream LIVE on UFC FightPass starting at 8pm ET. Before tomorrow night’s festivities, the fighters took to the scales for the official weigh-ins.

Strawweight title: Katja Kankaanpää (114.6) vs Livia Renata Souza (113.9)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (125.7) vs Vanessa Porto (128.6)*
Featherweight: Amanda Bell (146.0) vs Faith Van Duin (145.6)
Bantamweight: Ediane Gomes (134.8) vs Raquel Pa’aluhi (136.1)**
Featherweight: Peggy Morgan (145.7) vs Latoya Walker (146.6)***
Strawweight: Lacey Schuckman (114.8) vs Jenny Liou (118.2)****
Strawweight: Delaney Owen (114.0) vs Sharon Jacobson (115.6)
Flyweight: Shannon Sinn (125.3) vs Maureen Riordon (125.5)
Bantamweight: Gina Begley (135.5) vs Sijara Eubanks (135.0)

*Porto has two hours to make 126.0 pounds.
**Pa’aluhi has two hours to make 136.0 pounds.
***Walker has two hours to make 146.0 pounds.
****Liou has two hours to make 116.0 pounds.

UPDATE:
*Porto weighed in at 126.5 pounds on her second attempt, will be fined 25 percent of her purse.
**Pa’aluhi weighed in at 135.9 pounds on her second attempt, will be fined 15 percent of her purse.
***Walker weighed in at 146.5 pounds on her second attempt, will be fined 25 percent of her purse.
****Liou choose not to weigh-in again, will be fined 25 percent of her purse.

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Press Release – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced a change to the fight card for Invicta FC 12, which takes place Friday, April 24, from the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.

Flyweight Roma Pawelek (1-0) has suffered an injury in training and is out of her preliminary card bout against Sijara Eubanks (0-0).

Stepping in for Pawelek on just a week’s notice will be promotional newcomer Gina Begley (0-0). The Kentucky fighter, who trains out of AFS Academy, will be making her pro debut. The bout with Eubanks will now be contested at bantamweight.

Invicta FC 12 will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. In the night’s main event, strawweight champion Katja Kankaanpää (10-1-1) will look to defend her title for the first time against unbeaten Brazilian Livia Renata Souza (7-0).

The updated fight card for Invicta FC:
Strawweight Title: Katja Kankaanpää (10-1-1) vs Livia Renata Souza (7-0)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (17-11) vs Vanessa Porto (17-6)
Featherweight: Amanda Bell (3-2) vs Faith Van Duin (4-1)
Bantamweight: Ediane Gomes (10-3) vs Raquel Pa’aluhi (4-4)
Featherweight: Peggy Morgan (3-2) vs Latoya Walker (4-0)
Strawweight: Lacey Schuckman (10-8) vs Jenny Liou (3-1)
Atomweight: Cassie Rodish (5-4) vs Stephanie Skinner (4-5)
Strawweight: Delaney Owen (3-1) vs Sharon Jacobson (2-1)
Flyweight: Shannon Sinn (1-2) vs Maureen Riordon (0-1)
Bantamweight: Gina Begley (0-0) vs Sijara Eubanks (0-0)

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In what was clearly her most impressive performance to date, “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant earned a lopsided Unanimous Decision win tonight at UFC on FOX 15: “Machida vs Rockhold” in Newark, New Jersey. The Reebok-sponsored 21-year-old strawweight dominated Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig.

Many questioned the hype surrounding VanZant following her successful UFC debut in November, but she proved critics wrong again by punishing Herrig with ground and pound throughout tonight’s bout. Herrig survived until the final bell, but she was left battered and bloodied by VanZant’s assault.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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Bantamweight contenders Miesha “Cupcake” Tate and Jessica “Evil” Eye are officially set to face off on July 25th at UFC on FOX 16: “Dillashaw vs Barao 2” in Chicago, Illinois. The potential 135-pound title eliminator, which was initially targeted for June, was announced by UFC officials today.

Tate has racked up three straight victories since she suffered her second submission loss to current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey at UFC 168. Eye has tasted defeat just one time inside the Octagon and she looks to earn a title shot by upsetting Tate in Chicago.

To read the full article, (click here).

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Undefeated Ukrainian prospect Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz continued her string of upset victories with an impressive first-round finish tonight at UFC Fight Night 64: “Gonzaga vs Cro Cop 2” in Kraków, Poland. Moroz submitted heavy favourite Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood with a slick armbar.

Moroz stunned the previously unbeaten Calderwood with a flurry on the feet before pulling guard with an armbar for the quick win. In other strawweight action on tonight’s card, Aleksandra “Stitch” Albu made her long-awaited Octagon debut and submitted Polish fan favourite Izabela Badurek.

To read the full recap, (click here).