On Saturday, March 24, Invicta Fighting Championships will host Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jandiroba from the Union Event Center in Salt Lake City.
In the night’s main event, Japan’s Mizuki Inoue will meet Brazil’s Virna Jandiroba for the vacant strawweight title. The former Deep Jewels champion Inoue is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, with the last three coming via submission. With recent wins over Lynn Alvarez and Lacey Schuckman, she has secured her spot at the top of the strawweight division. Jandiroba is coming in undefeated in her 12-fight professional career. In her Invicta debut last December, she tapped out Amy Montenegro in the first round.
In the night’s co-main event, DeAnna Bennett, fresh off a majority draw against Melinda Fabian at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale, will be taking on fellow Invicta veteran Karina Rodriguez. Bennett made it to the quarterfinals of TUF 26, before getting knocked out by eventual season finalist Sijara Eubanks. Rodriguez is on a three-fight winning streak with her latest win coming over Christine Ferea in December.
The nine-fight event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
The fighters will hit the scales at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, March 23. A video of the action appears above (courtesy of Invicta FC), while the results appear below.
DeAnna Bennett (127.9)* vs. Karina Rodriguez (125.2)
Milana Dudieva (125.9) vs. Christina Marks (124.8)
Kali Robbins (115.4) vs. Pearl Gonzalez (115.9)
Minna Grusander (105.8) vs. Fernanda Priscila (105.9)
Kal Schwartz (115.6) vs. Kay Hansen (115.3)
Kerri Kenneson (135.7) vs. Chelsea Chandler (135.7)
Jillian DeCoursey (106) vs. Rebekah LeVine (104.9)
Tracy Cortez (124.7) vs. Kaytlin Neil (125.5)
* – Bennett was fined 25 percent of her fight purse for missing weight