Press Release – Invicta Fighting Championships has added three new bouts to Invicta FC 12 which takes place Friday, April 24 from the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
In the night’s co-main event, flyweight Roxanne Modafferi (17-11) will square off with Brazilian Vanessa Porto (17-6). The pair met previously in 2008, with Modafferi earning a third-round TKO victory. Modafferi has earned back-to-back wins inside the Invicta cage, earning decisions over Tara LaRosa and Andrea Lee. Porto, who challenged for the Invicta title at Invicta FC 5, also rides a two-fight winning streak, including a decision win over Zoila Frausto at Invicta FC 7.
Joining the Modafferi-Porto fight will be two featherweight contests. New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin (4-1) will make her promotional debut against the resurgent Amanda Bell (3-2), while Peggy Morgan (3-2) returns to welcome Latoya Walker (4-0) to the promotion.
Invicta FC 12 will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Headlining the event will be a strawweight title fight between Finland’s Katja Kankaanpää (10-1-1) and Brazil’s Livia Renata Souza (7-0).
Ticket information and additional bouts for Invicta FC 12 will be announced at a later date.
Invicta FC 12 current fight card:
Strawweight title: Katja Kankaanpää (10-1-1) vs Livia Renata Souza (7-0)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (17-11) vs Vanessa Porto (17-6)
Featherweight: Faith Van Duin (4-1) vs Amanda Bell (3-2)
Featherweight: Peggy Morgan (3-2) vs Latoya Walker (4-0)
*Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.