Pannie Kianzad (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)

Pannie Kianzad vs. Sarah Kaufman Headlines Invicta FC 27 in Kansas City

The fight card for the 27th event from Invicta Fighting Championships has been revealed.

Former bantamweight No. 1 contender Pannie Kianzad will welcome former Strikeforce champion and UFC veteran Sarah Kaufman back to the promotion on Saturday, Jan. 13 in Kansas City, Mo.

A former Cage Warriors titleholder, Sweden’s Kianzad has dropped back-to-back bouts against then-champion Tonya Evinger and recent title challenger Raquel Pa’aluhi. Canada’s Kaufman previously competed in the Invicta cage in 2013. She holds victories over veterans Shayna Baszler, Takayo Hashi, Roxanne Modafferi, Liz Carmouche and Leslie Smith.


In the night’s co-main event, Vanessa Porto quickly returns to the Invicta cage to face fellow Brazilian Mariana Morais. Porto was in action at Invicta FC 26 in December, stopping UFC veteran Milana Dudieva by strikes. The 22-year-old Morais returns to the promotion for the first time since 2015, where she was stopped by former title challenger Roxanne Modafferi.

The event takes place from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., and streams live on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET. The full fight card can be found below.

Invicta FC 27 Fight Card
Pannie Kianzad vs. Sarah Kaufman
Vanessa Porto vs. Mariana Morais
Sharon Jacobson vs. Ashley Nichols
Ashley Cummins vs. Stephanie Alba
Brogan Walker-Sanchez vs. TBA
Felicia Spencer vs. Akeela Al-Hameed
Mallory Martin vs. Tiffany Masters
Melissa Wang vs. Loma Lookboonmee
Jade Ripley vs. Helen Peralta