On Friday, Nov. 18, Invicta Fighting Championships will host Invicta FC 20: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.
In the night’s main event, bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger will look to defend her belt against Russia’s Yana Kunitskaya. Evinger rides a nine-fight winning streak into the title affair, including six straight in the Invicta cage. She was most recently in action at Invicta FC 17 in May, retaining her title with a decision win over Colleen Schneider. The 26-year-old Kunitskaya returned to competition in 2016 after nearly four years away from the sport. In her last outing, she stopped Yanan Wu by second-round TKO. Seven of Kunitskaya’s nine wins have come via strikes, including a 34-second stoppage of Cindy Dandois.
The co-main event will also feature gold on the line as strawweight champion Angela Hill meets Brazilian Kaline Medeiros. The 31-year-old Hill earned the title in her last bout, defeating Livia Renata Souza by decision at Invicta FC 17. The win marked her third straight since her UFC release. Medeiros, meanwhile, has won back-to-back fights with the promotion, stopping Aline Serio in her promotional debut and handing Manjit Kolekar her first loss at Invicta FC 19 in September. The 37-year-old carries a five-fight winning streak into her title challenge.
The eight-fight event will stream live on Friday beginning at 8 p.m. ET via UFC Fight Pass.
The fighters will hit the scales at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 17. Video of the action (courtesy of Invicta FC) appears above, while the results appear below.
Invicta FC 20 Weigh-in Results
Tonya Evinger (134.7) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (134.1) – for bantamweight title
Angela Hill (114.8) vs. Kaline Medeiros (114.1) – for strawweight title
Simona Soukupova (106) vs. Herica Tiburcio (105.9)
Ashley Yoder (117)* vs. Amber Brown (114.8)
Jessica-Rose Clark (136) vs. Pam Sorenson (140.6)*
Lynn Alvarez (115.5) vs. J.J. Aldrich (115.9)
Stephanie Egger (135.7) vs. Alexa Conners (135.9)
Miranda Maverick (118.4)* vs. Samantha Diaz (115.9)
* – Yoder, Sorenson and Maverick were each fined 25 percent of their fight purse for missing weight
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