Invicta Fighting Championships 19 takes place Friday night from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Kansas 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.

Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (124.7) vs Roxanne Modafferi (124.8)
Atomweight Title: Ayaka Hamasaki (104.5) vs Jinh Yu Frey (104.6)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (135.8) vs Faith Van Duin (138.5)*
Strawweight: Manjit Kolekar (115.5) vs Kaline Medeiros (115.2)
Strawweight: Tiffany Van Soest (114.7) vs Kalyn Holliday (115.9)
Atomweight: Julia Jones (104.5) vs Stephanie Skinner (105.2)
Featherweight: Amber Leibrock (145.1) vs Amy Coleman (144.7)
Strawweight: Ashley Greenway (115.3) vs Sunna Davidsdottir (115.3)

*Van Duin misses weight and will be fined 25% of her fight purse.



TUF 23 finalist Amanda Bobby “ABC” Cooper steps back into the Octagon in a featured matchup on November 19th at UFC Fight Night 99: “Kim vs Nelson” in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Cooper is set to face Anna “Panda” Elmose, who drops down from bantamweight for her strawweight debut.

UFC officials announced the fight today. Cooper advanced to the final round of The Ultimate Fighter 23 before falling to Tatiana Suarez Padilla at July’s TUF 23 Finale. Elmose seeks a fresh start in a new division after suffering a loss to Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie at UFC Fight Night 87.

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Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade continued her reign of terror in the women’s strawweight division with another highly impressive victory tonight at UFC 203: “Miocic vs Overeem” in Cleveland, Ohio. The former bantamweight submitted Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood with a first-round guillotine choke.

Andrade completely dominated tonight’s main-card matchup after taking Calderwood to the mat, and she now takes another big step towards a UFC title shot. In bantamweight action on the preliminary card, Bethe “Pitbull” Correia narrowly defeated hometown fan favourite Jessica “Evil” Eye.

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13001178_1606031132993254_5594681182817991372_nPress Release –  Muay Thai champion Tiffany Van Soest (0-1) now has an opponent for her Invicta debut, Oregon’s Kalyn Schwartz (0-0). Schwartz, dubbed “.50 Kal,” is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who will be making her professional debut. The 27-year-old amassed six victories during her amateur career, including back-to-back wins under the King of the Cage promotion.

Invicta FC 19 will be headlined by interim flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (13-4-1), who puts her belt on the line against veteran Roxanne Modafferi (19-12). The co-main event also features gold on the line as atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) aims to make her second title defense against Jinh Yu Frey (5-1). The event takes place from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday, September 23 and airs live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

The complete fight card for Invicta FC 19 can be found below:

Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (13-4-1) vs Roxanne Modafferi (19-12)
Atomweight Title: Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) vs Jinh Yu Frey (5-1)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (5-2) vs Faith Van Duin (6-2)
Strawweight: Manjit Kolekar (8-0) vs Kaline Medeiros (7-4)
Strawweight: Tiffany Van Soest (0-1) vs  Kalyn Schwartz (0-0)
Atomweight: Julia Jones (4-0) vs Stephanie Skinner (4-5)
Featherweight: Amber Leibrock (1-1) vs Amy Coleman (2-0)
Strawweight: Ashley Greenway (1-0) vs Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (0-0)

Tickets for Invicta FC 19 are on sale now for $75, $50 and $35 at Ticketfly.com.



Friday – 5th
(115) – Lucélia Souza defeats Solange Tirolli via TKO in round 1 at Thunder Fight 8

Saturday – 6th
(115) – Maryna Moroz defeats Danielle Taylor via Split Decision at UFC Fight Night 92

(105) – Grace Cleveland defeats Cassie Robb via Unanimous Decision at SCL 51

(135) – Alessia Espinosa-Vallve defeats Mel Zeman via Unanimous Decision at Storm Damage 9

(115) – Dany Fenix defeats Karol Mutante via Split Decision at Natal FC 11

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(115 title) – Viviane Sucuri defeats Carolina Karasek via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Kinberly Novaes defeats Bianca Sattelmayer via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 7th
(115) – Zhang Weili defeats Emi Fujino via TKO(ref stoppage – cut) at 2:51 of round 2 at Kunlun Fight 49

(145 title) – Tamara Leorde defeats Ana Costa via Guillotine Choke in round 5 at Favela Kombat 21

Friday – 12th
(155) – Sarah Patterson defeats Killastina Makihele via TKO in round 2 at SteelFist Fight Night: Dominate

(115) – Ana Fatia defeats Paula Mutante via KO(punch) in round 1 at IBF 4

Saturday – 13th
(115) – Gillian Robertson defeats Monica Medina via Unanimous Decision at Blood & Sand 20

(135) – Gina ‘Naja’ Santana defeats Jaqueline Bento via Unanimous Decision at Serra Fight 2

(125) – Marilia Santos defeats Erika Alcantara via Unanimous Decision at Sidney Sibamba Fight

(115) – Istela Nunes defeats Mei Yamaguchi via Split Decision at One Championship: Heroes of the World

(125) – Nicco Montano defeats Shana Dobson via Unanimous Decision at KOTC: Will Power

(125) – Priscila Cachoeira defeats Paula Baack via Unanimous Decision at Hipnose Fight Night 2

(135) – Yanan Wu defeats Saeedeh Fardsanei via TKO in round 1 at CKF Sunkin

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(135 title) – Taila Santos defeats Laisa Coimbra via TKO at 1:27 of round 1
(121) – Caroline Silva defeats Thaiane Souza via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 14th
(135) – Veronica Macedo and Iren Racz fight to a Majority Draw at INNFERNO FC 2

Friday – 19th
Xtreme Fighters Latino
(125) – Sandra ‘Sapo’ Chimeyo defeats Montserrat Alvarez Cienfuegos via Guillotine Choke in round 2
(115) – Saraí Sáens defeats Gabriela Picazo via TKO in round 1

Saturday – 20th
(135 title) – Sarah Frota defeats Dayane Mestrinha via RNC in round 1 at Arena Fire Fight 5

(105) – Nicole Hunt defeats Rachel Sazoff via Unanimous Decision at USFFC 28: Dissension

(130) – Natalya Safronova defeats Jin Tang via TKO in round 1 at Kunlun Fight 50

(110) – Maria Oliveira defeats Raissa Lisboa via KO in round 1 at Skull FC 1

(115) – Svetlana Gotsyk defeats Feier Huang via Armbar in round 2 at WLF EPIC 7

(138) – Ramona Pascual defeats Ella Tang via TKO(doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2

UFC 202
(135) – Raquel Pennington defeats Elizabeth Phillips via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Cortney Casey defeats Randa Markos via Armbar at 4:34 of round 1

Saturday – 27th
(115) – Paige VanZant defeats Bec Rawlings via KO(jumping switch kick & punches) at :17 of round 2 at UFC on FOX 21

(140) – Julia Avila defeats Carolyn Biskup via TKO at 1:28 of round 1 at XKO 32

(125) – Cynthia Calvillo defeats Jessica Sanchez (Birch) via TKO in round 2 at Global Knockout 7

(115 title) – Amanda Torres defeats Kakau Costa via RNC in round 3 at Arena Fight Night 4

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(115) – Mika Nagano defeats Sachiko Fujimori via Armbar at 2:34 of round 3
(105) – Mina Kurobe defeats Tomo Maesawa via Unanimous Decision
(105) – Kanna Asakura defeats Yoon Ha Hong via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Tanja Hoffmann defeats Daiichi Date via Unanimous Decision
(105) – Pan Hui defeats Yuko Kiryu via Unanimous Decision
(125) – Yukari Nabe defeats Nao Date via Unanimous Decision

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



Strawweight star “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant made a triumphant return to the Octagon tonight with a highlight-reel knockout victory at UFC on FOX 21: “Maia vs Condit” in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. VanZant finished “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings with a jumping switch kick early in round two.

VanZant kept her distance and struck with a variety of kicks in the opening round, but Rawlings got the better of the exchanges with power punches and knees. Against her corner’s wishes, VanZant continued to throw flashy kicks in round two including the vicious strike that floored Rawlings for good.

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Competing for the first time in nearly three years, top Deep Jewels star Mika “Future Princess” Nagano made a successful return to MMA competition tonight at Deep Jewels 13 in Tokyo, Japan. Nagano rallied from the brink of defeat and finished Sachiko Fujimori in the strawweight main event.

Nagano, who took a lengthy hiatus from fighting after giving birth to her first child, got off to a rocky start against Fujimori but battled back to secure a come-from-behind victory. In tonight’s atomweight co-feature, Mina Kurobe eked out a contentious Unanimous Decision win over Tomo Maesawa.

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