Mizuki Inoue (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Invicta FC 28: Jandiroba Dominates Inoue But Only Gets Split Verdict

On Saturday, March 24, Invicta Fighting Championships will host Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jandiroba from the Union Event Center in Salt Lake City.

In the night’s main event, Japan’s Mizuki Inoue will meet Brazil’s Virna Jandiroba for the vacant strawweight title. The former Deep Jewels champion Inoue is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, with the last three coming via submission.  With recent wins over Lynn Alvarez and Lacey Schuckman, she has secured her spot at the top of the strawweight division.  Jandiroba is coming in undefeated in her 12-fight professional career.  In her Invicta debut last December, she tapped out Amy Montenegro in the first round.

In the night’s co-main event, DeAnna Bennett, fresh off a majority draw against Melinda Fabian at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale, will be taking on fellow Invicta veteran Karina Rodriguez. Bennett made it to the quarterfinals of TUF 26, before getting knocked out by eventual season finalist Sijara Eubanks. Rodriguez is on a three-fight winning streak with her latest win coming over Christine Ferea in December.


The nine-fight event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Virna Jandiroba def. Mizuki Inoue by split decision (49-46, 46-49, 49-46) – for the strawweight title
DeAnna Bennett def. Karina Rodriguez by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
Milana Dudieva def. Christina Marks by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:57
Pearl Gonzalez def. Kali Robbins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Minna Grusander def. Fernanda Priscila by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 4:26
Kal Schwartz def. Kay Hansen by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 4:27
Kerri Kenneson def. Chelsea Chandler by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jillian DeCoursey def. Rebekah LeVine by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tracy Cortez def. Kaytlin Neil by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)