Yana Kunitskaya (second from left) (Dave Mandel/Combat Press)

Invicta FC 25: Pa’aluhi vs. Kunitskaya Fight Night Photo Gallery

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. For the full results of the event, click here.

Below is a photo gallery of all the action shot by Dave Mandel for Combat Press. Click an image for a larger version.