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Sarah Kaufman vs. Katharina Lehner Title Fight Headlines Invicta FC 29 in Kansas City

Invicta Fighting Championships is returning to its usual stomping grounds of Kansas City, Mo., for its 29th event.

The promotion will once again visit the Scottish Rite Temple on Friday, May 4. The event will stream on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET.

In the night’s main event, the promotion will crown a new bantamweight champion as Canadian Sarah Kaufman takes on unbeaten German fighter Katharina Lehner. Kaufman is a former Strikeforce champion and UFC veteran who returned to the promotion in January and defeated former No. 1 contender Pannie Kianzad. Lehner, meanwhile, earned a first-round finish of Alexa Conners at Invicta FC 25 in August.


The night’s co-main event also takes place in the bantamweight division as the aforementioned Kianzad welcomes Brazilian Bianca Daimoni to the Invicta cage.

The card also features UFC veteran Pearl Gonzalez makes a quick turnaround to take on Brazil’s Bárbara Acioly in a flyweight match-up, Julia Avila debuts against bantamweight veteran Marciea Allen, flyweight Liz Tracy takes on Colorado’s Cheri Muraski, undefeated bantamweight Yaya Rincón faces Lisa Spangler, Allison Schmidt and Macy Chiasson clash at featherweight, Helen Peralta meets Cheyanne Vlismas in a strawweight bout, and 18-year-old Croatian strawweight Adriana Vuković debuts against a yet-to-be-named opponent.

Invicta FC 29 Fight Card
Sarah Kaufman vs. Katharina Lehner – for vacant bantamweight title
Pannie Kianzad vs. Bianca Daimoni
Pearl Gonzalez vs. Bárbara Acioly
Julia Avila vs. Marciea Allen
Liz Tracy vs. Cheri Muraski
Yaya Rincón vs. Lisa Spangler
Allison Schmidt vs. Macy Chiasson
Helen Peralta vs. Cheyanne Vlismas
Adriana Vuković vs. TBD