On Friday, May 3, Invicta Fighting Championships will host its inaugural Phoenix Rising tournament from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.

The one-night, eight-woman tournament will crown a new 115-pound champion after undefeated Brazilian Virna Jandiroba vacated the belt to sign with the UFC.

The randomly drawn quarterfinal match-ups pit former atomweight title challenger Amber Brown against decorated wrestler Sharon Jacobson, India’s Manjit Kolekar meets California’s Brianna Van Buren, UFC veterans square off as Danielle Taylor clashes with Juliana Lima, and Hawaii’s Kailin Curran faces Iceland’s Sunna Davíðsdóttir.



Former title challengers Mizuki Inoue and Janaisa Morandin were both removed from the tournament due to missing weight.

The fighters hit the scales on Thursday, May 2. Below is a photo gallery of the action shot by Kiara Kaiser for Combat Press. Click an image for a larger version.

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Kiara is a MMA and concert photographer from Manhattan, Kan. Her passion for combat sports began in 2017 while shooting for Gladiator Fighting Association.

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