Yana Kunitskaya (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)

Invicta FC 25 Results: Kunitskaya Dominates Pa’aluhi, Earns Vacant Bantamweight Title

On Thursday, Aug. 31, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted its 25th event from the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s vacant bantamweight championship was be on the line between Hawaii’s Raquel Pa’aluhi and Russia’s Yana Kunitskaya. Pa’aluhi entered the title affair having won four of her last five, with the lone defeat coming via split decision. Kunitskaya got another crack at gold, having fallen short against long-reigning champion Tonya Evinger earlier this year at Invicta FC 22.

The co-main event pitted former strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza against fellow Brazilian Janaisa Morandin. Souza was coming off a violent, first-round finish of Invicta atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki. Morandin made her promotional debut carrying an undefeated, 9-0 record.


The nine-fight event kicked off Thursday at 9 p.m. ET, with the entire card streaming live on UFC Fight Pass.

Yana Kunitskaya def. Raquel Pa’aluhi by unanimous decision (50-45 x3) – for vacant bantamweight title
Livia Renata Souza def. Janaisa Morandin by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Katharina Lehner def. Alexa Conners by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:21.
Kali Robbins def. Sharon Jacobson by submission (armbar). Round 1, 0:42
Shino VanHoose def. Alyse Anderson by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Sarah Kleczka def. Amberlynn Orr by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Yaya Rincon def. Courtney King by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:41
Cheri Muraski def. Tracy Cortez by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 2:42
Jillian DeCoursey def. Ashley Medina by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)