May 06 20130 comments
All 26 fighters participating in Friday’s highly-anticipated Invicta FC 5 women’s world championship doubleheader Mixed Martial Arts event at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City will weigh in on Thursday. The weigh in is open to the public, free of charge, and will stream live on InvictaFC.com
In the main event of the stacked 13-bout card, reigning Invicta FC World AtomweightChampion Jessica Penne of Huntington Beach, Calif. will defend against superstar Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson of Albuquerque, N.M.
In the co-main event and first-ever Invicta FC flyweight title fight, submission ace Vanessa Porto of Sao Paulo, Brazil will fight Barb Honchak of Bettendorf, Iowa.
Devastating KO artist Cris Cyborg of Curitiba, Brazil will make her highly-anticipated Invicta FC debut against rising star Fiona Muxlow of Townsville, Qu! eensland Australia in a featherweight matchup.
Flyweight superstar Zoila Frausto Gurgel of Cincinnati, Ohio will make her Invicta FC debut in another featured bout against Jennifer Maia of Curitiba.
In other action on the eight-bout main card, bantamweight Sarah Kaufman of Victoria, BC Canada will face Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith of Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Undefeated KO artist Lauren Taylor of Anchorage, Alaska will battle hard-hitting Kaitlin Young of St. Louis Park, Minn. at bantamweight.
Bec Hyatt of Brisbane, Au! will look to return to the win column against undefeated sensation Jasminka Cive of Graz, Austria in a straw weight meeting.
Hard-hitting kickboxing stylist Julia “The Jewel” Budd of Port Moody, BC Canada will square off with upstart Mollie Estes at featherweight.
The main card will be preceded by a five-bout preliminary card. Doors at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City open at 5 p.m. CST on Saturday and the first preliminary bout will begin at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the 13-bout event, priced from $25, are on sale online at TicketFly.com.
The event will stream live in its entirety on InvictaFC.com. The live stream can be purchased by credit card for $9.95.