On Saturday, Jan. 13, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 27: Kianzad vs. Kaufman from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.
In the night’s main event, former bantamweight No. 1 contender Pannie Kianzad welcomed former Strikeforce champion and UFC veteran Sarah Kaufman back to the promotion. A former Cage Warriors titleholder, Sweden’s Kianzad had dropped back-to-back bouts against then-champion Tonya Evinger and recent title challenger Raquel Pa’aluhi. Canada’s Kaufman previously competed in the Invicta cage in 2013. She holds victories over veterans Shayna Baszler, Takayo Hashi, Roxanne Modafferi, Liz Carmouche and Leslie Smith.
In the night’s co-main event, Vanessa Porto quickly returned to the cage to face fellow Brazilian Mariana Morais. Porto was in action at Invicta FC 26 in December, stopping UFC veteran Milana Dudieva by strikes. The 22-year-old Morais returned to the promotion for the first time since 2015, where she was stopped by former title challenger Roxanne Modafferi.
The eight-fight event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.