On Saturday, May 20, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 23: Porto vs. Niedźwiedź from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.

In the night’s main event, former flyweight title challenger Vanessa Porto met undefeated Agnieszka Niedźwiedź of Poland. Brazil’s Porto looked to rebound from her back-and-forth battle with champion Jennifer Maia last spring at Invicta FC 16. Niedźwiedź was making her second promotional appearance, having defeated veteran Christine Stanley at Invicta FC 18.

The co-main event also took place in the flyweight division as veteran Roxanne Modafferi faced off with Sarah D’Alelio. Modafferi aimed to get back into title contention, having fallen short in her title conquest at Invicta FC 19. D’Alelio returned to the promotion riding a four-fight winning streak that includes a submission win over Andrea Lee at Invicta FC 16.

Also on the card, former atomweight champion Herica Tiburcio took on Tessa Simpson, UFC veterans Elizabeth Phillips and Kelly Faszholz squared off in a bantamweight affair, and striking stalwarts Tiffany Van Soest and Christine Ferea clashed at strawweight.

For the full results of the event, click here.

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

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Jeff Vulgamore
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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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