On Friday, March 6, Invicta Fighting Championships will host the third installment of its Phoenix Series tournament.

The event is headlined by a bantamweight title fight between unbeaten Lisa Verzosa and UFC veteran Julija Stoliarenko of Lithuania. Verzosa — formerly Spangler — has earned four of her five career victories inside the Invicta cage. The Washington-based fighter most recently defeated Kerri Kenneson at Invicta FC 38. Stoliarenko makes her promotional debut riding the momentum of a four-fight winning streak. All eight of her career wins have come via first-round armbar submission.

The one-night tournament takes place in the bantamweight division and features a mix of Invicta veterans and promotional newcomers. The field of eight includes Kerri Kenneson, Brittney Victoria, Taneisha Tennant, Claire Guthrie, Hope Chase, Taylor Guardado, Julia Ottolino and Serena DeJesus.


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The event will take place from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET.

The fighters hit the scales on Thursday, March 5. Below is a photo gallery of the action shot by Kiara Kaiser of Combat Press. Click an image for a larger version.