All 28 fighters participating in Saturday’s Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Memorial Hall will weigh in on Friday. The weigh in is open to the public, free of charge, and will stream live on InvictaFC.com
In the main event and first-ever Invicta FC world championship fight, superstar Jessica Penne (9-1) of Laguna Hills, Calif. will face off with undefeated phenom Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (8-0) of Kyoto, Japan at atomweight (105 pounds).
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (14-7) of Sioux Falls, S.D. will return to action in the bantamweight (135 pounds) co-main event and take on Invicta FC 2 winner Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (6-2) of San Jose, Calif.
Undefeated sensation Cat “Alpha” Zingano (6-0) of Denver, Colo. will throw down with Invicta FC 2 winner Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (3-1) of Colorado Springs, Colo. at bantamweight.
Prolific strikers Kaitlin Young (7-6-1) of St. Louis Park, Minn. and Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (3-2-1) of Pleasant Hill, Calif. will face off in a highly-anticipated bantamweight rematch to their April 28 slugfest at the inaugural Invicta FC event that ended in a majority draw.
Invicta FC 2 victor Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (6-2) of Bettendorf, Iowa, will collide with rising star and furious finisher Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly (13-3) of Dublin, Ireland in a flyweight (125 pounds) contest.
Women’s MMA pioneer and submission expert Tara LaRosa (21-2) of Woodstown, N.J., who will lock horns at flyweight with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Vanessa Porto (14-5) of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (9-3) of Albuquerque, N.M. will also make her first start under the Invicta FC banner against Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (7-5) of Lakewood, Colo. in an atomweight scrap.
A six-bout preliminary card stacked with exciting prospects will precede the event’s main card. Doors at Memorial Hall open at 5 p.m. CST on Saturday and the first preliminary bout will begin at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the 14-bout event, priced from $25, are on sale at Memorial Hall box office (913) 549-4853), online at Ticketmaster.com and InvictaFC.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
The live, free-of-charge stream of the event will begin on InvictaFC.com at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST with the first preliminary card bout and continue with the eight-bout main card.Tags: featured, mma, MMA NEWS, ufc, ufc news