Vanessa Porto vs. Roxanne Modafferi

Vanessa Porto vs. Agnieszka Niedźwiedź Headlines Invicta FC 23 on May 20

Invicta Fighting Championships 23 is taking shape.

The promotion has finalized six fights for the event which takes place Saturday, May 20, from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET.

In the night’s main event, former flyweight title challenger Vanessa Porto meets undefeated Agnieszka Niedźwiedź of Poland. Brazil’s Porto will look to rebound from her back-and-forth battle with champion Jennifer Maia last spring at Invicta FC 16. Niedźwiedź will be making her second promotional appearance, having defeated veteran Christine Stanley at Invicta FC 18.


The co-main event also takes place in the flyweight division as veteran Roxanne Modafferi faces off with Sarah D’Alelio. Modafferi will aim to get back into title contention, having fallen short in her title conquest at Invicta FC 19. D’Alelio returns to the promotion riding a four-fight winning streak that includes a submission win at Invicta FC 16.

A third flyweight contest between Andrea Lee and promotional newcomer Liz Tracy also takes place in the 125-pound division.

Joining the flyweight match-ups are three additional bouts. Former atomweight champion Herica Tiburcio takes on Tessa Simpson, UFC veterans Elizabeth Phillips and Kelly Faszholz square off in a bantamweight affair, and striking stalwarts Tiffany Van Soest and Christine Ferea clash at strawweight.

More bouts for the event are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Invicta FC 23 Fight Card
Vanessa Porto vs. Agnieszka Niedźwiedź
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Sarah D’Alelio
Herica Tiburcio vs. Tessa Simpson
Elizabeth Phillips vs. Kelly Faszholz
Andrea Lee vs. Liz Tracy
Tiffany Van Soest vs. Christine Ferea