On Friday, July 29, all-women’s promotion Invicta Fighting Championships held its 18th event from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.
In the night’s main event, undefeated Mexican strawweight Alexa Grasso took on former atomweight contender Jodie Esquibel. The 22-year-old Grasso had earned three straight wins in the Invicta cage, besting Mizuki Inoue, Alida Gray and Ashley Cummins. The veteran Esquibel returned to the promotion after a brief stint on The Ultimate Fighter. The bout was her first appearance at 115 pounds in the Invicta cage.
The co-main event featured undefeated Polish flyweight Agnieszka Niedźwiedź, who took on two-time Invicta veteran Christine Stanley. Also on the card former UFC combatants Jessamyn Duke and Peggy Morgan took on Cindy Dandois and Megan Anderson, respectively.
The eight-fight event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET
Alexa Grasso def. Jodie Esquibel by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Agnieszka Niedźwiedź def. Christine Stanley by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Mizuki Inoue def. Lynn Alvarez by submission (armbar). Round 2, 3:00
Cindy Dandois def. Jessamyn Duke by submission (scarf hold armlock). Round 1, 1:33
Megan Anderson def. Peggy Morgan by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:09
Tessa Simpson def. Simona Soukupova by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Aspen Ladd def. Jessica Hoy by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:14
Sijara Eubanks def. Amberlynn Orr by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:41
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