On Saturday, Sept. 1, Invicta Fighting Championships will host Invicta FC 31: Jandiroba vs. Morandin from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.

The event will be headlined by a strawweight title clash between Brazilians Virna Jandiroba and Janaisa Morandin. Jandiroba captured Invicta gold earlier this year, defeating Japan’s Mizuki Inoue at Invicta FC 28 by decision. The undefeated submission specialist has finished 10 of her 13 career victories. The 23-year-old Morandin bested countrywoman Kinberly Novaes at Invicta FC 26 to earn her 10th career win. Her lone career defeat came against former Invicta champion and current UFC fighter Livia Renata Souza.

In the night’s co-main event, UFC veteran Pearl Gonzalez continues her run at flyweight as she welcomes Brazilian Daiane Firmino to the Invicta cage. Gonzalez was last in action at Invicta FC 29, submitting Bárbara Acioly via first-round armbar. Firmino enters the promotion with wins over KSW champion Ariane Lipski and Invicta veteran Mariana Morais.



The eight-fight event kicks off at 8 p.m. ET with a lone bout streaming on the promotion’s Facebook page and UFC Fight Pass. The remaining seven bouts continue on UFC Fight Pass.

The fighters hit the scales on Friday, Aug. 31. 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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