On Friday, May 3, Invicta Fighting Championships will host its inaugural Phoenix Rising tournament from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.
The one-night, eight-woman tournament will crown a new 115-pound champion after undefeated Brazilian Virna Jandiroba vacated the belt to sign with the UFC.
The randomly drawn quarterfinal match-ups pit former atomweight title challenger Amber Brown against decorated wrestler Sharon Jacobson, India’s Manjit Kolekar meets California’s Brianna Van Buren, UFC veterans square off as Danielle Taylor clashes with Juliana Lima, and Hawaii’s Kailin Curran faces Iceland’s Sunna Davíðsdóttir.
Former title challengers Mizuki Inoue and Janaisa Morandin were both removed from the tournament due to missing weight.
The event streams on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET.
The fighters hit the scales on Thursday, May 2.
Alyssa Krahn (115.8) vs. Itzel Esquivel (115.7) – strawweight tournament reserve bout
Amber Brown (115.7) vs. Sharon Jacobson (115.7) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Manjit Kolekar (115.7) vs. Brianna Van Buren (115.8) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Danielle Taylor (115.7) vs. Juliana Lima (115.5) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Kailin Curran (116) vs. Sunna Davíðsdóttir (115.9) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal