Invicta Fighting Championships is turning back the clock for its 34th event on Friday, Feb. 15. The all-women promotion returns to Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. — the host of the first four Invicta FC events — with a flyweight title fight and the semifinal rounds of a flyweight contender tournament.
Brazilian veteran Vanessa Porto will get her third shot at Invicta gold as she clashes with UFC castoff Pearl Gonzalez for the vacant 125-pound strap. Porto is riding the momentum of back-to-back wins, having stopped Milana Dudieva and submitted Mariana Morais. The Chicago native Gonzalez has reeled off three straight wins since joining the Invicta roster, defeating Kali Robbins at strawweight, before moving up to 125 pounds to submit Bárbara Acioly and edge Daiane Firmino on the scorecards.
Also on the card, a four-woman flyweight tournament will kick off to determine the next No. 1 contender. On one side of the bracket, UFC veteran Milana Dudieva takes on Mexico’s Karina Rodriguez. In the other half of the ladder, UFC veteran and former Invicta FC strawweight title challenger DeAnna Bennett meets Missouri’s Miranda Maverick. The two winners will meet later this year for a shot at Invicta gold. A bout between Tracy Cortez and Erin Blanchfield will serve as the tournament’s reserve match-up.
The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT.
Milana Dudieva vs. Karina Rodriguez – flyweight tournament semifinal
DeAnna Bennett vs. Miranda Maverick – flyweight tournament semifinal
Tracy Cortez vs. Erin Blanchfield – flyweight tournament reserve bout
Helena Kolesnyk vs. Faith McMah
Victoria Leonardo vs. Jamie Milanowski
Courtney King vs. Holli Salazar
Caitlin Sammons vs. Christina Ricker