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Invicta Fighting Championships 22 takes place Saturday night from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. and streams LIVE on UFC Fight Pass starting at 8:00pm ET. Before tomorrow night’s festivities, the fighters took to the scales for the official weigh-ins.

Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (134.8) vs Yana Kunitskaya (134.8)
Strawweight: Ayaka Hamasaki (115.7) vs Livia Renata Souza (115)
Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (117.6)* vs Jodie Esquibel (115.5)
Atomweight: Jinh Yu Frey (106) vs Janaisa Morandin (111.2)**
Atomweight: Amber Brown (105.9) vs Ashley Cummins (105.6)
Strawweight: Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (115.8) vs Mallory Martin (114.8)
Strawweight: Kal Holliday (115.9) vs Miranda Maverick (120.5)*
Featherweight: Felicia Spencer (146) vs Madison McElhaney (146)

* Bennett missed weight by 1.6 pounds and Maverick missed weight by 4.5 pounds, each will be fined 25% of their fight purse.
** Morandin missed weight by 5.2 pounds, her fight has been canceled.

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ROAD FC 037/XX Quick Results

Posted: March 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

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On Saturday, March 11, ROAD FC held it’s first all-female main card and the results were as follows:

– Emiko Raika defeats Jin Hee Kang via Unanimous Decision
– Ye Ji Lee defeats Shinashi Satoko via Unanimous Decision
– Jeong Eun Park defeats Na Young Park via TKO at 2:07 of round 2
– So Hee Lim defeats Hana Date via Unanimous Decision
– Emi Fujino defeats Natalya Denisova via RNC at 1:25 of round 2
– Yu-ri Shim defeats Shiho Harada via Unanimous Decision
– Xiangjie Wang defeats Yoon Ha Hong via Unanimous Decision

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Press Release – King of the Cage has announced the signing of fourteen women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athletes to exclusive, multi-fight contracts. These athletes are from the Atomweight (105) and Strawweight (115) divisions and represent the next chapter in the history of Women’s MMA. KOTC will cut each division off at eight total.

Since the inception in 1998, KOTC has maintained its goal of not only showcasing current stars of women’s MMA, but also building the stars of the future. Numerous women athletes have made their professional debuts fighting for King of the Cage including Ronda Rousey, Danielle Taylor, Michelle Waterson and Rose Namajunas.

 
“When choosing these competitors, we were not only looking for the top 105 and 115 females, we were also looking for the most marketable,” said Terry Trebilcock, Founder and CEO of King of the Cage. “Choosing 14 from over 300 potential candidates was challenging, but in the end, we feel we have made the proper decisions. The female 105 and 115 lb. divisions will finally get the notoriety they have strived for, and deserve.”

Signings Include:

Atomweight (105)
– Andy Nguyen, South Carolina
– Bi Nguyen, Texas
– Grace Cleveland, Colorado
– Cassie Rob, Colorado
– Melissa Karagianis, Toronto, Canada
– Kelly Vilarino, Oregon
– Jayme Hinshaw, New Mexico

Strawweight (115)
– Laken Jowers, North Carolina
– Corrie Ward, Arizona
– Peggy Ross, California
– Cynthia Arceo, Texas
– Stephanie Gonzalez, California
– Angela Jennings, Michigan
– Jamie Colleen, Pennsylvania

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Press Release – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced the signing of three athletes to its roster.

Joining the flyweight division will be Russia’s Milana Dudieva (11-5). The 27-year-old UFC veteran has stopped nine of her 11 career victories — all inside the first round — including six by way of submission. She has shared the cage with the likes of fellow Invicta fighters Pannie Kianzad and Elizabeth Phillips during her 16-fight career.

Bolstering the 135-pound division is Kelly Faszholz (3-2). Like Dudieva, Faszholz is a UFC veteran with a propensity for finishes on the mat. All three of her career wins have come via submission. The 31-year-old battled former Invicta titleholder Lauren Murphy in a “Fight of the Night” performance last year.

The strawweight division has a fresh face in Missouri’s Kelly D’Angelo (2-0). In addition to her unblemished professional record, D’Angelo also went 5-0 as an amateur. She topped fellow Invicta fighter Samantha Diaz in her most recent outing.

Bouts for the new roster additions have not been finalized at this time.

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Undefeated rising star Cynthia Calvillo made a big statement in her short-notice Octagon debut tonight at UFC 209: “Woodley vs Thompson 2” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented strawweight submitted Amanda Bobby “ABC” Cooper in the first round of their featured main-card matchup.

Calvillo, who turned pro in late August, made the most of a tremendous opportunity on tonight’s pay-per-view card. After an early exchange of strikes on the feet, Calvillo used a slick transition to back control that allowed her to trap TUF 23 veteran Cooper in a fight-ending rear-naked choke.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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Canadian standout Julia “The Jewel” Budd made history when she scored her biggest career win tonight at Bellator 174 in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Budd stopped MMA pioneer Marloes “Rumina” Coenen in the main event to become the inaugural Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion.

Budd and Coenen were initially slated to meet in late 2014 after both signed with Bellator, but injuries repeatedly delayed plans for the much-anticipated showdown. Tonight, Budd dominated the action on the ground until she was able to finish Coenen with relentless ground and pound in round four.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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Press Release –  The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 22 is now complete with the addition of two fights.

In the atomweight division, former title challenger Amber Brown (6-3) welcomes veteran Ashley Cummins (4-3) back to the promotion. Brown, whose last bout came at strawweight, returns to 105 pounds looking to make another run at gold. The 29-year-old Cummins is a four-time Invicta veteran competing out of her home state of Missouri.

Also added to the event is a featherweight match-up between undefeated Felicia Spencer (1-0) and promotional newcomer Madison McElhaney (1-0). Florida’s Spencer was last in action at Invicta FC 14, scoring a first-round stoppage of Rachel Wiley in a lightweight contest. McElhaney, who hails from California, made a successful professional debut in December.

Invicta FC 22 will be headlined by a bantamweight title rematch between champion Tonya Evinger (18-5, 1 NC) and Russian challenger Yana Kunitskaya (9-2, 1 NC).

The event takes place Saturday, March 25 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 8pm ET.

The complete Invicta FC 22 fight card:
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (18-5, 1 NC) vs Yana Kunitskaya (9-2, 1 NC)
Strawweight: Ayaka Hamasaki (14-1) vs Livia Renata Souza (9-1)
Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (8-2) vs Jodie Esquibel (5-2)
Atomweight: Jinh Yu Frey (5-2) vs Janaisa Morandin (9-0)
Atomweight: Amber Brown (6-3) vs Ashley Cummins (4-3)
Strawweight: Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (1-0) vs Mallory Martin (1-0)
Strawweight: Kal Holliday (1-0) vs Miranda Maverick (1-0)
Featherweight: Felicia Spencer (1-0) vs Madison McElhaney (1-0)

Tickets for Invicta FC 22 can be purchased through Ticketfly.com.

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