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Watch Kayla Harrison destroy Courtney King at Invicta FC 43 and see how the pros reacted

Adam Martin - November 20, 2020

PFL star Kayla Harrison made her Invicta FC debut on Friday night and put on an incredible performance, defeating Courtney King via TKO. Harrison was allowed to go over from PFL to Invicta FC to take a fight while the Professional Fighters League is on hiatus in 2020. In her first fight with Invicta FC, Harrison made her professional women’s featherweight debut against King in what was a huge mismatch. The fight turned into a bloody mess as Harrison dominated King with her incredible grappling skills while bloodying her up on the mat for a second-round TKO.


UFC signs Invicta FC strawweight champion Kanako Murata

Adam Martin - July 5, 2020

The UFC has signed Invicta FC strawweight champion Kanako Murata to a contract to compete for the world’s leading MMA organization. Murata herself confirmed the news on her social media after her former promotion RIZIN FF reported that she had signed a new deal with the UFC. Check out her Twitter below.

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Invicta FC to use open scoring after Kansas Athletic Commission enables option for MMA promotions

Adam Martin - February 10, 2020

The Kanas Athletic Commission announced on Monday it will give MMA promotions the option for open scoring, and Invicta FC has taken them up on the offer. In the wake of UFC 247, which featured several controversial judges’ scoring decisions including the heavily-debated main event scorecard between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Dominick Reyes, there has been chatter all over MMA circle about the sport adopting open scoring. Instead of the judges’ scorecards being a surprise to everyone at the end of the fight, with open scoring the fighters would see what the scores are in the fight during it. That will soon come to Invicta FC.

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Streaming this Week: Invicta, UFC 247, ONE Championship

Mike Pendleton - February 6, 2020

As streaming services continue to take over the combat sports industry, there are more and more events being broadcast on platforms like ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass, DAZN, and YouTube. BJPENN.Com’s Streaming this Week series keeps fans up to date on the best combat sports action across the industry’s major streaming platforms.

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Wrong winner announced in Invicta FC fight

Adam Martin - August 10, 2019

There was a huge mess-up by the Kansas Athletic Commission on Friday night at Invicta FC 36. In women’s flyweight action, Stephanie Geltmacher was originally announced as the victor of her fight against Victoria Leonardo via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Geltmacher conducted her post-fight interview in the winner’s circle, but then the shenanigans started. The commission informed the fighters and Invicta that they calculated the scorecards incorrectly. Instead of Geltmacher winning by split decision, Leonardo was announced as the winner via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Untameable: The Brianna Van Buren story

Drake Riggs - May 9, 2019

Travel four hours and 57 minutes north of Los Angeles and 36 minutes northeast of the ever-flowing Monterey Bay, and there lies the city of Gilroy. Every small town or city will usually have its handful of notable citizens that go on to do great things in a certain aspect of life. Gilroy is no different. And it’s not a ‘small’ area per se, but in comparison to your typical ‘name-city’ in California, it’s definitely not the biggest.

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Invicta Phoenix Rising 1 results: Brianna Van Buren dominates three opponents on route to title (Highlights)

Drake Riggs - May 3, 2019

History was made on Friday night as Invicta FC revived an old school MMA tradition but with a modernized twist. A one-night tournament that saw the winner take home the vacant strawweight title. The ruleset was unique yet simple. The quarter and semifinal rounds were all one five minute round with the finals being three five minute rounds as most – if not all US commissions do not permit fighters to fight for more than 25 minutes in one night.

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Invicta Phoenix Rising 1 Live Results

Drake Riggs - May 3, 2019

It has finally arrived! Invicta FC’s ultimate innovative throwback to the UFC early days is here; the Phoenix Rising series. Kicking off the new one-night tournament format will be the strawweight division as eight of Invicta’s best 115-pounders will fight there way through multiple opponents to try and become the new champion of the division.

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Jimmy Smith explains why he turned down offer from ONE Championship

Tom Taylor - April 28, 2019

After his UFC contract expired, popular cage-side commentator Jimmy Smith was offered a gig with Singapore-based martial arts powerhouse ONE Championship. In the end, however, he accepted a job with North American promotion Invicta Fighting Championship instead. Jimmy Smith explained why he made this decision in a recent post to his YouTube channel.

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Invicta FC announces Phoenix Rising tournament matchups, Kay Hansen return, and more

Nolan King - April 16, 2019

Invicta FC has officially upped the stakes. Tuesday morning, the promotion announced the winner of their highly anticipated “Phoenix Rising” event will be crowned Invicta FC Strawweight Champion. On Friday, May 3, eight of Invicta’s top 115-pounders will collide in a one-night, eight woman tournament. The quarterfinal matchups are as follows (per a press release):

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Invicta FC announces one-night tournaments with the Phoenix Rising Series, Jimmy Smith to commentate

Drake Riggs - March 4, 2019

Invicta FC is getting back to the roots of MMA as over this past weekend they announced that they’ll be putting on a one-night strawweight tournament as part of their new Phoenix Rising Series. In addition to that news, longtime top MMA commentator for Bellator and UFC, Jimmy Smith will be on duty for the events alongside Invicta’s usual correspondent and post-fight interviewer, Laura Sanko.

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PHOTO | Vanessa Porto suffers nasty eye injury in title win at Invicta FC 34

Chris Taylor - February 16, 2019

Vanessa Porto suffered a nasty eye injury during her flyweight title fight with Pearl Gonzalez at last night’s Invicta FC 34 event in Kansas City. The injury occurred in round four, this after Pearl Gonzalez struck Vanessa Porto with an accidental eye poke.

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EXCLUSIVE | Virna Jandiroba: Grounded champion, soaring high like the carcara

Drake Riggs - January 8, 2019

In every sport around the world, there are humans that will perform day in and day out to the best of their athletic capabilities. Of all the incredibly talented individuals, some will be more recognizable than others, but that doesn’t mean they’ll all be as equally impressive as the next just because they’re more well known.

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EXCLUSIVE | Kay Hansen recaps Comeback of the Year win at Invicta 33

Cole Shelton - December 26, 2018

Kay Hansen did what many believed was impossible. At Invicta 33, Hansen, who is just 19-years-old, took a short-notice fight against Sharon Jacobson, a very tough opponent. When Hansen took the fight on short notice, she believed Jacobson would fight aggressively. However, that is not what happened. Jacobson switched her gameplan which threw Hansen for a loop.

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EXCLUSIVE | Jinh Yu Frey: 'Old guard' atop the mountain

Drake Riggs - December 21, 2018

Becoming a champion is never an easy thing to achieve no matter the sport. In MMA however, it may be even harder than most as the fighters are simply relying on themselves to get their jobs done.

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Invicta FC 32 Results: Felicia Spencer captures featherweight gold in thriller (Highlights)

Drake Riggs - November 16, 2018

Invicta FC put on yet another good night of action as they touched down for the first time in Oklahoma for Invicta FC 32. In a pivotal bantamweight matchup, the “Raging Panda” Julia Avila (6-1) made her return to the Invicta cage as she took on the always tough Alexa Conners (5-3).

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Felicia Spencer calls out Megan Anderson to get immediate answer after Invicta FC 30 win

Drake Riggs - July 21, 2018

Another fun night for Invicta FC is in the books. And throughout all the action, we may have seen a UFC bout set up in the process. In the evening’s co-main event, the 145-pound weight class was put on display as top prospects Felicia Spencer and Ukraine’s Helena Kolesnyk went to battle.

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VIDEO | Watch Mallory Martin Go Full Khabib on Her Oppponent at Invicta FC 27

Justin Golightly - January 16, 2018

LISTEN as @MalloryyMartin dishes out some devastating trash talk during her TKO stoppage! 😨 #noonecansaveyou #InvictaFC27 #UFCFIGHTPASS Video captured by @InvictaFights‘ @frumpycloud Invicta FC 27 Replay 📽️

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