Press Release – As revealed by Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp on Invicta FC All-Access, two new match-ups have joined the fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 23.
Joining the previously announced main event between former flyweight title challenger Vanessa Porto (18-7) and undefeated Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (9-0) of Poland will be a featherweight contest between Brazil’s Ediane “India” Gomes (10-4) and Pam “Bam” Sorenson (5-1), as well as a bantamweight affair featuring newcomers Shaianna “Yaya” Rincon (0-0) and Brooksie “The Bear” Bayard (1-1).
Gomes will be making her fifth appearance in the Invicta cage. She’ll return to 145 pounds for the first time since 2013 after two fights at bantamweight. The Brazilian has faced many of the sport’s biggest names including current Invicta champion Tonya Evinger, current UFC champion Amanda Nunes and former champion Ronda Rousey.
Minnesota’s Sorenson will compete for the second time under the Invicta banner. She claimed a split decision win over Australia’s Jessy Rose-Clark at Invicta FC 20 last November.
The 23-year-old Rincon will be making her professional debut at the event. Hailing from California, the MMA Gold fighter compiled a perfect 4-0 record as an amateur.
Bayard enters the event having split her two professional outings. The Louisiana native, who now trains in California, is coming off a first-round submission win in her most recent bout.
The event takes place Saturday, May 20, from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. It streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 8pm ET.
The updated Invicta FC 23 fight card can be found below:
Flyweight: Vanessa Porto (18-7) vs Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (9-0)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (20-13) vs Sarah D’Alelio (11-6)
Atomweight: Herica Tiburcio (10-4) vs Tessa Simpson (5-1)
Bantamweight: Elizabeth Phillips (6-5) vs Kelly Faszholz (3-2)
Flyweight: Andrea Lee (6-2) vs Liz Tracy (3-1)
Featherweight: Ediane Gomes (10-4) vs Pam Sorenson (5-1)
Strawweight: Tiffany Van Soest (0-1) vs Christine Ferea (1-0)
Bantamweight: Shaianna Rincon (0-0) vs Brooksie Bayard (1-1)
Tickets for Invicta FC 23 can be purchased via Ticketfly.com.