Virna Jandiroba (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)

Invicta FC 31 Gets Virna Jandiroba vs. Janaisa Morandin Title Fight, Six Other Bouts

The 31st event from Invicta Fighting Championships has its headliner, as well as six additional match-ups.

The promotion has revealed that a strawweight title clash between Brazilians Virna Jandiroba and Janaisa Morandin will headline the card which takes place Saturday, Sept. 1, from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event stream live on UFC Fight Pass.

Jandiroba captured Invicta gold earlier this year, defeating Japan’s Mizuki Inoue at Invicta FC 28 by decision. The undefeated submission specialist has finished 10 of her 13 career victories. The 23-year-old¬†Morandin bested countrywoman Kinberly Novaes at Invicta FC 26 to earn her 10th career win. Her lone career defeat came against former Invicta champion and current UFC fighter Livia Renata Souza.


In the night’s co-main event, UFC veteran Pearl Gonzalez continues her run at flyweight as she welcomes Brazilian Daiane Firmino to the Invicta cage. Gonzalez was last in action at Invicta FC 29, submitting¬†B√°rbara Acioly via first-round armbar. Firmino enters the promotion with wins over KSW champion Ariane Lipski and Invicta veteran Mariana Morais.

Also on the card, former bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pa’aluhi meets unbeaten newcomer Shanna Young, Colorado’s Mallory Martin takes on Canadian kickboxer Ashley Nichols in a strawweight affair, Kelly D’Angelo drops to atomweight against Lindsey VanZandt, knockout artist Helen Peralta meets fellow strawweight Kay Hansen, and Audrey Drew squares off with Holli Salazar at featherweight.

Invicta FC 31 Fight Card
Virna Jandiroba vs. Janaisa Morandin – for strawweight title
Pearl Gonzalez vs. Daiane Firmino
Raquel Pa’aluhi vs. Shanna Young
Mallory Martin vs. Ashley Nichols
Kelly D’Angelo vs. Lindsey VanZandt
Helen Peralta vs. Kay Hansen
Audrey Drew vs. Holli Salazar