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Invicta is an independent feature film set in World War 2, based on actual accounts of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). The film follows a small group of British soldiers on their journey through war-torn France leading up to the evacuation of Dunkirk in May 1940.
INVICTA FC 7 RETURNS TO KANSAS CITY, MO. DECEMBER 7, 2013 LIVE FROM THE AMERISTAR CASINO & HOTEL Barb Honchak vs. Leslie Smith (flyweight title fight) Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha (strawweight title fight) Lauren Murphy vs. Miriam Nakamoto (bantamweight title fight) Felice Herrig vs. Tecia Torres Joanne Calderwood vs. Katja Kankaanpaa Julia Budd vs. Charmaine Tweet Zoila Frausto Gurgel vs. Vanessa Porto Tonya Evinger vs. Kelly Kobold Nina Ansaroff vs. Munah Holland
Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio is a mixed martial arts event that took place on December 5, 2014. Fight Card: Main Card Atomweight Michelle Waterson(c) vs. Herica Tiburcio Bantamweight Tonya Evinger vs. Cindy Dandois Flyweight Roxanne Modafferi vs. Andrea Lee Flyweight DeAnna Bennett vs. Jennifer Maia Preliminary Card Featherweight Peggy Morgan vs. Andria Wawro Strawweight Alexa Grasso vs. Alida Gray Atomweight Jinh Yu Frey vs. Cassie Robb Flyweight Rachael Ostovich vs. Evva Johnson
Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann was a mixed martial arts event held on July 28, 2012 at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Like the first event, it was made available as a free stream on the promotion's official website. The event was headlined by 2004 Summer Olympics women's freestyle wrestling silver medalist Sara McMann and Shayna Baszler. It will be the second event of the promotion. Jessica Phillipus missed weight for her bout and forfeited 25% of her fight purse. After the event, fight of the night (US$1,500 bonus to each fighter) went to Sara McMann and Shayna Baszler who competed in the main event. Two submission of the night bonuses (US$1,000 bonus) were awarded to Sarah D'Alelio and Alexis Davis.
Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander was a mixed martial arts event to be headlined by Jinh Yu Frey vs. Minna Grusander fighting for the vacant atomweight championship. Alesha Zappitella was scheduled to fight Shino VanHoose but VanHoose pulled out due to injury and was replaced by Jillian DeCoursey. Kerri Kenneson was set to fight Alexa Conners but Conners pulled out due to injury. Stephanie Geltmacher, who had her Bellator fight cancelled on July 12, stepped in to replace Conners.
Invicta FC 31: Jandiroba vs. Morandin is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be headlined by Virna Jandiroba defending her strawweight championship against Janaisa Morandin. The bout was originally scheduled to headline Invicta 28 before Morandin pulled out due to injury.
Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jandiroba was a mixed martial arts event headlined by Mizuki Inoue vs. Virna Jandiroba fighting for the vacant strawweight championship. The event was originally scheduled to feature Virna Jandiroba vs. Janaisa Morandin for the title but Morandin pulled out of the fight on March 2. Mizuki was initially set to face Milana Dudieva before stepping in to replace Morandin in the main event. As a result, Dudieva was matched against Christina Marks.
Invicta FC 9 was headlined by Barb Honchak defending her flyweight championship against Takayo Hashi. The co-main event was be Mizuki Inoue against Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Invicta FC 25: Kunitskaya vs. Pa'aluhi was a mixed martial arts event headlined by a fight between Yana Kunitskaya and Raquel Pa'aluhi for the vacated bantamweight championship. The co-main event was originally scheduled to be Lívia Renata Souza facing Jodie Esquibel for the vacated strawweight championship but Esquibel pulled out due to injury. Esquibel was replaced by Janaisa Morandin and the fight was then changed to a non-title bout. Amberlynn Orr was set to face Kelly McGill-Velasco but Kelly accepted a fight with the UFC and was replaced by newcomer Sarah Kleczka. Yaya Rincón was set to face Stephanie Egger but Egger withdrew and was replaced by Courtney King.
Invicta FC 20: Evinger vs. Kunitsakaya was a mixed martial arts event that was headlined by Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger defending her title against Russian newcomer Yana Kunitsakaya. In the co-main event, strawweight champion Angela Hill defended against Kaline Medeiros.
Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel was a mixed martial arts event headlined by a strawweight fight between undefeated Alexa Grasso and Jodie Esquibel. The winner of the main event is expected to receive the next strawweight title shot against champion Angela Hill. The original co-main event was to be Irene Aldana facing undefeated Brazilian fighter Taila Santos to determine who challenges Tonya Evinger next for the bantamweight championship, however VISA issues forced Santos off the card and the fight was removed. Lynn Alvarez was scheduled to fight undefeated Indian fighter Manjit Kolekar but VISA issues forced Kolekar off the card and she was replaced by Mizuki Inoue. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz was scheduled to fight Claudia Rey but Rey was also unable to make the event due to VISA issues and was replaced by Christine Stanley. Aldana, Rey, and Santos are now being scheduled for the next event.
Invicta FC 1: Coenen vs. Ruyssen was the inaugural event of the promotion held on April 28, 2012 at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. It was headlined by former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen and French fighter Romy Ruyssen, who had lost to Coenen by 2nd round submission in her second professional fight in 2008. The event also marked the MMA debut of 2008 Summer Olympics women's freestyle wrestling medalist Randi Miller. The event was not televised, but was available as a free video stream at the Invicta Fighting Championships webpage. Fighters Sofia Bagherdai, Randi Miller, Ashleigh Curry, and Romy Ruyssen missed weight for their bouts. Bagherdai and Curry forfeited 10% of their purse to their opponent, while Miller and Ruyssen foreited 25% of their purse to their opponent.
Invicta FC 3: Penne vs Sugiyama was a mixed martial arts event to be held on October 6, 2012 at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Invicta President Shannon Knapp has announced that the event would feature the first championship bout for Invicta Fighting Championships. Invicta continued their partnership with JEWELS as Jessica Penne will face unbeaten JEWELS Featherweight Queen (105 lb.) Naho Sugiyama for the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship. Tara LaRosa (127.6 lbs) and Lacey Schuckman (106.2 lbs) failed to make weight at the weigh in. Schuckman was able to get within 1 pound of her 105 weight class limit within the next two hours and was fined 10% of her purse. LaRosa was not able to get within one pound of 125 pounds within two hours and was fined 25% of her purse.
Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpää vs. Souza was a mixed martial-arts event headlined by Katja Kankaanpää defending her strawweight championship against Livia Renata Souza. Sijara Eubanks was scheduled to fight Roma Pawelek but Pawlek pulled out due to injury the week of the event and was replaced by Gina Begley. A fight between Cassie Rodish and Stephanie Skinner was originally scheduled but Skinner suffered an injury on the week of the show and the fight was pulled from the event.
Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin is a mixed-martial arts event held on July 9, 2015 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Headlining the event is a featherweight title fight between champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (13-1, 1 NC) and New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin (5-1). Cyborg successfully defended her 145-pound title at Invicta FC 11, stopping Canadian Charmaine Tweet in 46 seconds. In the night’s co-main event, a new bantamweight champion will be crowned as Tonya Evinger (15-5) locks horns with Mexico’s Irene Aldana (5-1). Also slated for the July event is an atomweight title fight between Brazilian champion Herica Tiburcio (9-2) and Japan’s Ayaka Hamasaki (11-1).
Katja Kankaanpaa "Killer Bunny" (70%) 19-8 (30%) DeAnna Bennett "The Argentine Assassin" Tonya Evinger "Triple Threat" (73%) 19-7 (27%) Pannie Kianzad Rachael Ostovich (23%) 5-17 (77%) Andrea Lee "KGB" Roxanne Modafferi "The Happy Warrior" (56%) 10-8 (44%) Mariana Morais Jinh Yu (59%) 10-7 (41%) Liz McCarthy "Lightning" Aspen Ladd (63%) 10-6 (38%) Amanda Bobby Cooper Cindy Dandois (36%) 5-9 (64%) Megan Anderson Jamie Moyle (58%) 7-5 (42%) Sharon Jacobsen JJ Aldrich (78%) 7-2 (22%) Daniela Kortmann Rachel Wiley (43%) 3-4 (57%) Felicia Spencer
Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown was a mixed martial arts event that was headlined by an Invicta FC Atomweight Championship bout as champion Ayaka Hamasaki defended against Amber Brown. The co-main event will crown an interim flyweight champion in a fight between Vanessa Porto and Jennifer Maia while reigning champion Barb Honchak takes time off. The event was scheduled to feature the return of Alexa Grasso against Stephanie Eggink, however Grasso broke her hand a week before the event and was replaced by Angela Hill. Amberlynn Orr was set to debut against Kelly McGill but Orr was forced to pull out as well due to an injury and was replaced by Aspen Ladd.
Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova was a mixed martial arts event that was headlined by an Invicta FC Featherweight Championship bout with champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino defending against Russian newcomer Daria Ibragimova. The event was originally scheduled to feature Cyborg dropping down in weight but it was later decided that she would remain at 145 and defend her championship.