On Saturday, Sept. 1, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 31: Jandiroba vs. Morandin from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.
The event was 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 had 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 continued her run at flyweight as she welcomed Brazilian Daiane Firmino to the Invicta cage. Gonzalez was last in action at Invicta FC 29, submitting Bárbara Acioly via first-round armbar. Firmino entered the promotion with wins over KSW champion Ariane Lipski and Invicta veteran Mariana Morais.
The eight-fight event kicked 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 continued on UFC Fight Pass.