Katja Kankaanpaa (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)

Full Invicta FC 12 Fight Card Revealed

The full fight card for Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpää vs. Souza has been revealed.

The event, which takes place Friday, April 24, from the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., will be headlined by a strawweight title fight Finnish strawweight champion Katja Kankaanpää and unbeaten Brazilian Livia Renata Souza.

Finland’s Kankaanpää captured Invicta gold at Invicta FC 8 in September with a fifth-round submission win over Stephanie Eggink. The 33-year-old has amassed 10 wins in her 12 career fights and will look to defend her 115-pound belt for the first time. The “Killer Bunny” has tasted defeat just once, against current UFC fighter Joanne Calderwood at Invicta FC 7.


The Brazilian Souza will enter the contest with an unblemished, 7-0 record. Six of the 24-year-old’s wins have come via submission, including five in the first round. The fight with Kankaanpää will be Souza’s promotional debut, as well as her first bout outside of her native Brazil.

In the night’s co-main event, flyweight Roxanne Modafferi will square off with Brazilian Vanessa Porto. The pair met previously in 2008, with Modafferi earning a third-round TKO victory. Modafferi has earned back-to-back wins inside the Invicta cage, earning decisions over Tara LaRosa and Andrea Lee. Porto, who challenged for the Invicta title at Invicta FC 5, also rides a two-fight winning streak, including a decision win over Zoila Frausto at Invicta FC 7.

The event will air live on UFC Fight Pass.

Invicta FC 12 Fight Card
Katja Kankaanpää vs. Livia Renata Souza – for strawweight title
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Vanessa Porto
Amanda Bell vs. Faith Van Duin
Ediane Gomes vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi
Peggy Morgan vs. Latoya Walker
Lacey Schuckman vs. Jenny Liou
Cassie Rodish vs. Stephanie Skinner
Delaney Owen vs. Sharon Jacobson
Shannon Sinn vs. Maureen Riordon
Roma Pawelek vs. Sijara Eubanks