Montserrat Ruiz (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)

Invicta FC 41 Results: Ruiz Submits Morandin, Blanchfield Dominates Sanchez

On Thursday, July 30, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted its second event of the month, its 42nd numbered outing, from Kansas City, Kan.

In the night’s main event, former strawweight title challenger Janaisa Morandin battled Mexico’s Montserrat Ruiz. The 25-year-old Brazilian Morandin was making her fifth appearance in the Invicta cage. She had faced a gauntlet of opponents, including former champions Virna Jandiroba and Livia Renata Souza. Ruiz returned to action after suffering her first career defeat to UFC veteran Danielle Taylor at Invicta FC 33. Prior to the setback, she had won eight straight with four finishes.

The event aired live on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET.


Montserrat Ruiz def. Janaisa Morandin by submission (scarf hold keylock). Round 1, 3:28
Erin Blanchfield def. Brogan Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Kaitlin Young def. Latoya Walker by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Caitlin Sammons def. Claire Guthrie by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Alexa Culp def. Natalya Speece by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:59