On Saturday, Sept. 12, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad from Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.

In the night’s main event, bantamweight Tonya Evinger took on unbeaten Swede Pannie Kianzad. The bout was slated to be for Evinger’s 135-pound title, but Kianzad did not make weight. The veteran Evinger earned the 135-pound belt with a fourth-round TKO of Irena Aldana at Invicta FC 13 in July. The win marked Evinger’s fourth straight win inside the Invicta cage, and seventh straight overall. Kianzad made her promotional debut in July and earned a unanimous decision win over Australia’s Jessica-Rose Clark. The 23-year-old held gold under the Cage Warriors banner prior to signing with Invicta earlier in 2015.

The co-main event was strawweight bout between former titleholder Katja Kankaanpää and undefeated fighter DeAnna Bennett. Finland’s Kankaanpää looked to bounce back from her title defeat to Livia Renata Souza in April. Bennett, a former flyweight, made a successful debut in the 115-pound division at Invicta FC 11 with a decision win over Norma Rueda Center.

The event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

For the full results of the event, click here.

Below is photo gallery of all the night’s action shot by Jeff Vulgamore of Combat Press. Click an image for a larger version.

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Based in Kansas City, Jeff has been an avid follower of the sport of MMA for years. He has supported nearly every promotion to visit the Midwest. Jeff began shooting events for The MMA Corner, but he has since moved on to his current position as a staff photographer for Combat Press.

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