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Fast-rising featherweight star Megan Anderson earned the biggest victory of her career tonight at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. The highly-touted Australian standout stopped Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet to become Invicta FC Interim Featherweight Champion.

Anderson survived early danger in tonight’s main event matchup, as she was rocked on two occasions by Tweet in round one, and dispatched of the Canadian veteran with a barrage of strikes in the second stanza. In featured bantamweight action, Raquel “Lionheart” Pa’aluhi finished Pannie Kianzad.

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

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Invicta Fighting Championships 21 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.

Interim Featherweight Title: Megan Anderson (144.5) vs Charmaine Tweet (143.5)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (135.8) vs Raquel Pa’aluhi (135)
Catchweight (120): Jodie Esquibel (118.8) vs Kali Robbins (126.4)*
Featherweight: Elizabeth Phillips (145.9) vs Leah Letson (145.6)
Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (135.3) vs Sijara Eubanks (135.7)
Flyweight: Andrea Lee (125.1) vs Jenny Liou (126)
Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (115.7) vs Celine Haga (115.1)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (126) vs Christina Ferea (125.3)

*Robbins misses weight by 6.4 pounds, fight has been canceled.

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Press Release –  The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 21 has undergone a last-minute change.

Debuting flyweight Brieta Carpenter (0-0) suffered a concussion during training for her match-up with boxing world champion Heather Hardy (0-0) and has been forced off the fight card. Due to the timing of the change, a replacement opponent could not be found before the event. Hardy will be rescheduled for a future event.

Despite losing the flyweight bout, the fight card has added another bout. UFC veteran Elizabeth Phillips (5-4) will make her promotional debut against fellow newcomer Leah “Nidas” Letson (3-1) in a featherweight match-up.

Invicta FC 21 will take place Saturday, January 14 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event will air live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. The event will be headlined by an interim featherweight title fight between Megan Anderson (7-2) and Charmaine Tweet (9-5).

The updated fight card for Invicta FC 21:
Interim Featherweight Title: Megan Anderson (7-2) vs Charmaine Tweet (9-5)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-1) vs Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-5)
Catchweight (120): Kali Robbins (4-0) vs Jodie Esquibel (5-2)
Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (4-0) vs Sijara Eubanks (2-1)
Flyweight: Andrea Lee (4-2) vs Jenny Liou (6-4)
Featherweight: Elizabeth Phillips (5-4) vs Leah Letson (3-1)
Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (7-2) vs Celine Haga (10-13)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (3-2) vs Christina Ferea (0-0)

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Press Release – A title will be on the line at Invicta Fighting Championships 21.

The previously announced main event between Megan Anderson (7-2) and Charmaine Tweet (9-5) will now be a five-round affair for the interim featherweight championship.

The fight will mark Anderson’s first chance at Invicta gold. The Australian, who now resides in Kansas City, enters the match-up having won three straight fights. The streak, which includes back-to-back, first-round knockout victories over Peggy Morgan and Amanda Bell, earned the 26-year-old the 2016 Invicta FC Fan Choice Award for “Fighter of the Year” and “Knockout of the Year.”

A former title challenger, Canada’s Tweet returned to the promotion in May, delivering her own “Knockout of the Year” contender with a first-round finish of Latoya Walker via spinning backfist. The victory extended her current winning streak to three.

Additionally, former strawweight title challenger DeAnna Bennett (8-2) has been forced out of her bout with Jodie Esquibel (5-2). Replacing Bennett will be undefeated newcomer Kali “Pop Tart” Robbins (4-0), and the match-up with Esquibel will now be a 120-pound catchweight. Robbins, who hails from Milwaukee, has finished all four of her professional wins, including three inside the first round.

Invicta FC 21 will take place Saturday, January 14 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event will air live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

The current fight card for Invicta FC 21:
Interim Featherweight Title: Megan Anderson (7-2) vs Charmaine Tweet (9-5)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-1) vs Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-5)
Catchweight (120): Kali Robbins (4-0) vs Jodie Esquibel (5-2)
Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (4-0) vs Sijara Eubanks (2-1)
Flyweight: Andrea Lee (4-2) vs Jenny Liou (6-4)
Flyweight: Heather Hardy (0-0) vs Brieta Carpenter (0-0)
Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (7-2) vs Celine Haga (10-13)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (3-2) vs Christina Ferea (0-0)

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15780963_10154708842591276_9175003347157014006_nDECEMBER RESULTS

Thursday – 1st
(135 title) – Carol ‘Japa’ Cruz defeats Conce Barcare via TKO in round 1 at Mr Cage 24

(115 title) – Samara Santos defeats Ana Jerônima via Armbar in round 1 at Salvaterra Marajó Fight 5

Friday – 2nd
(125) – Barbara Acioly defeats Trisha Cicero via Split Decision at Titan FC 42

(125) – Francis Hernandez defeats Susie Wyatt via TKO in round 1 at Shamrock FC 279

(130) – Kathina Catron defeats Ariel Beck via Unanimous Decision at Legacy FC 63

(115) – Jenny Huang defeats April Osenio via Gogoplata at 4:28 of round 2 at ONE Championship: Age of Domination

(145) – Ramona Pascual defeats Cheon Sun You via TKO at 2:57 of round 1 at IMPI World Series Asia 5

(115) – Elaine Leal defeats Chayen Gaspar via RNC in round 1 at War of Champions 8

(115) – Lisbeth Lopez Silva defeats Marcela Nieto via Unanimous Decision at UCC Fantastic Fight Night 4

Saturday – 3rd
(125) – Ilima-Lei MacFarlane defeats Emily Ducote via Unanimous Decision at Bellator MMA 167

(115) – Tiffany Masters defeats Laken Jowers via TKO in round 1 at KOTC: Hazard Pay

(105) – Wendy McKenna defeats Ella Wu via Unanimous Decision at BCMMA 17

(115) – Maria Vittoria Colonna defeats Judith Levi via Unanimous Decision at Storm Fight Night

(155) – Evva Johnson defeats Heather Corder via Armbar in round 1 at Warrior Fighting Challenge: Bad Blood

(105) – Ailed Zubieta defeats Lourdes ‘La China’ Salcido via Unanimous Decision at AMMX: Torneo 2K16 4

(115 title) – Nadia Kassem defeats Leigha Aurisch via TKO at :19 of round 1 at UFN 9: Fight of the Nations

(115) – Elena Andruschenko defeats Alla Lisovaya via TKO at 4:12 of round 2 at ProFC Ukraine: Warriors of Light

TUF 24 Finale
(135) – Sara McMann defeats Alexis Davis via Arm-Triangle Choke at 2:52 of round 2
(115) – Jamie Moyle defeats Kailin Curran via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 4th
Respect FC 18
(145 title) – Katharina Lehner defeats Judith Ruis via Unanimous Decision
(120) – Paulina Ioannidou defeats Melda Sydney Dönmez via RNC at 3:58 of round 2

Wednesday – 7th
(115) – Sandra Teresa Lavado Garcia defeats Erica Gutierrez via Armbar in round 1 at Peru FC 22

Friday – 9th
(120) – Katy Collins defeats Mandy Polk via TKO at 4:35 of round 2 at RFA 46

(105) – Jayme Hinshaw defeats Melissa Sophia Karagianis via RNC in round 2 at KOTC: Declaring War

UFC Fight Night 102
(115) – Justine Kish defeats Ashley Yoder via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Juliana Lima defeats J.J. Aldrich via Unanimous Decision

EFC 56
(132) – Jacqualine Trosee defeats Shana Power via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Danella Eliasov defeats Irene Cabello via TKO(corner stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2

Front Street Fights 10
(105) – Shino VanHoose defeats Sarah Lagerstrom via TKO in round 2
(135) – Ashley Deen defeats Kaytlin Neil via KO in round 1

Gladiator Fighting Arena
(123) – Maguy Berchel defeats Jennifer Gonzalez via Split Decision
(110) – Marta Amigo defeats Amélie Lebrun via Armbar in round 1

Saturday – 10th
(115) – Viviane Pereira defeats Valerie Letourneau via Split Decision at UFC 206

(130) – Sidy Rocha defeats Weyde Ventura via Unanimous Decision at Coliseu Fight Night 2

(140) – Jan Finney defeats Janice Meyer via TKO at 2:06 of round 2 at IT Fight Series 48

Battle of Botnia 2016
(110) – Iman Darabi defeats Elena Belaya via Armbar at 2:23 of round 3
(115) – Minna Grusander defeats Anna Kuzmenko via TKO at 1:44 of round 3

Imortal FC 6
(125) – Liana Pirosin defeats Vanessa Guimarães via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Deise Rocha vs Vitória Ferreira fight to a Draw

Thursday – 15th
Kunlun Fight MMA 7
(115 title) – Weili Zhang defeats Karla Benítez via KO at 2:15 of round 1
(125) – Jingnan Xiong defeats Alena Gondasova via TKO in round 2
(135) – Liana Dzhodzhoa defeats Tao Li via Armbar at 3:14 of round 1
(125) – Na Liang defeats Barbara Nakepka via RNC at 2:39 of round 1
(128) – Jin Tang defeats Karine Gevorgyan via TKO at 3:24 of round 1
(125) – Mallory Martin defeats Heqin Lin via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Yanan Wu defeats Anjela Pink via TKO at 1:17 of round 1
(125) – Marilia Santos defeats Qi Hui Yan via Unanimous Decision

Friday – 16th
(135) – Sinead Kavanagh defeats Elina Kallonidou via Unanimous Decision at Bellator MMA 169

Festival de Lutas da CUFA 4
(135) – Priscila Cachoeira defeats Alexandra Blauth via KO in round 2
(115) – Maria Oliveira defeats Geisa Veloso via TKO in round 2

Saturday – 17th
(145) – Madison McElhaney defeats Bryanna Fissori via Unanimous Decision at CXF 5

(135 title) – Rosy Duarte defeats Lizianne Silveira via Unanimous Decision at Action Fight 4

(115 title) – Gloria Bravo defeats Brenda Mesas via Armbar in round 2 at MFC 13

(115) – Arielle Souza defeats Luh Souza via RNC in round 1 at Thunder Fight 10

(115) – Ibu Takamori defeats Kaela Banney via Majority Decision at Aftershock 27: Gods Of War

(115) – Ariane Carnelossi defeats Weyde Ventura via TKO in round 1 at MMF 4

(115) – Jamie Thorton defeats Lanikqua Robins via TKO in round 1 at Gladiator Challenge: Season’s Beatings

UFC on FOX 22
(115) – Michelle Waterson defeats Paige VanZant via RNC at 3:21 of round 1
(135) – Leslie Smith defeats Irene Aldana via Unanimous Decision

The Start Combat 4
(135) – Karolline Rosa defeats Mariana Moris via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Jamila Sandora defeats Lilian Pereira via TKO(doctor stoppage) in round 1

LFN 4: Fortuna Dies Natalis
(125) – Agnieszka Niedźwiedź defeats Samara Santos via TKO in round 3
(145) – Martyna Czech defeats Laurą Ciulkeviciute via TKO in round 1
(115) – Magdalena Sormova defeats Weronika Zygmunt via TKO in round 2
(132) – Clemence Schreiber defeats Katarzyna Sadura via RNC in round 2
(125) – Katarzyna Biegajlo defeats Natalia Baczynska via TKO in round 2

Sunday – 18th
(135) – Ilara Joanne defeats Laisa Coimbra via TKO in round 1 at Katana Fight Night

(105) – Simona Soukupova defeats Anna Bezheran via Unanimous Decision at XFN 2

Thursday – 22nd
MR Cage 25
(115 GP) – Joice Mara defeats Daiany Mota via Split Decision
(115 GP) – Joice Mara defeats Gilsely Perea via Unanimous Decision

Thursday – 29th
RIZIN FF 3
(125) – Rin Nakai defeats Kanako Murata via RNC at 1:27 of round 3
(105) – Alyssa Garcia defeats Kanna Asakura by Unanimous Decision

Friday – 30th
(135 title) – Amanda Nunes defeats Ronda Rousey via TKO at :48 of round 1 at UFC 207

Saturday – 31st
RIZIN FF 4
(108) – Rena Kubota defeats Hanna Gujwan via KO(Kick To The Body) at 2:47 of round 3
(108) – Andy Nguyen defeats Miyu Yamamoto via Gogoplata Straight Armbar at 4:42 of round 1
(Open) – Gabi Garcia defeats Yumiko Hotta via TKO at :41 of round 1

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

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UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes retained her new title in quick and violent fashion tonight at UFC 207 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nunes blitzed and finished former champ “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey early in the first round of tonight’s one-sided championship main event.

Nunes showcased her formidable punching power throughout the 48-second contest, which saw Rousey rocked and wobbled on multiple occasions by the champion’s strikes. After a final salvo of right hands, referee Herb Dean waved off the fight, giving Nunes a huge victory in her first title defence.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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Press Release – The lineup for Invicta Fighting Championships 21 is now complete. Joining the previously announced five bouts will be three additional match-ups.

Flyweight Andrea Lee (4-2) will welcome Jenny Liou (6-4) back to the Invicta cage. Lee will be making her fifth appearance with the promotion, while Liou will compete at 125 pounds after two previous bouts at strawweight under the Invicta banner.

Also at flyweight, Hawaii’s Rachael Ostovich (3-2) will take on newcomer Christine Ferea (0-0). The 25-year-old Ostovich will look to build off her win at Invicta FC 17 over Ariel Beck. Ferea will make her professional MMA debut after compiling an amateur MMA record of 3-1. “Misfit” also has professional Muay Thai experience with the Las Vegas-based Lion Fight promotion.

Finally, strawweight Amy Montenegro (7-2) will fight for the third time in the Invicta cage against veteran Celine Haga (10-13). Montenegro has won four of her last five, with the lone loss coming via split decision against current UFC fighter Jamie Moyle at Invicta FC 13. Norway’s Haga rides the momentum of nine wins in her last 11 bouts, including four straight first-round submission victories.

Invicta FC 21 will take place Saturday, January 14 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketfly.com. The event will air live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

The current fight card for Invicta FC 21:
Featherweight: Megan Anderson (7-2) vs Charmaine Tweet (9-5)
Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (8-2) vs Jodie Esquibel (5-2)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-1) vs Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-5)
Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (4-0) vs Sijara Eubanks (2-1)
Flyweight: Andrea Lee (4-2) vs Jenny Liou (6-4)
Flyweight: Heather Hardy (0-0) vs Brieta Carpenter (0-0)
Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (7-2) vs Celine Haga (10-13)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (3-2) vs Christina Ferea (0-0)

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