All 14 bouts, including the atomweight (105 pounds) main event and first-ever Invicta Fighting Championships world title bout between Jessica Penne (9-1) and undefeated Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (8-0), were made official on Friday for the Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama event on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, live on InvictaFC.com.

The ferocious, 29-year-old Penne weighed in at 104.5 pounds while Sugiyama, a 34-year-old champion of Japanese women’s MMA promotion JEWELS, weighed in at 103.5 pounds.

Women’s MMA pioneer Tara LaRosa (21-2) weighed in at 127.5 pounds, 1.5 pounds above the cutoff weight for her flyweight (125 pounds) match-up with Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Vanessa Porto (14-5), who weighed in at 125 pounds. Porto gained weight and re-weighed in at 127 pounds.

Tickets for the highly anticipated Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama event, priced from $25, are available for purchase at Memorial Hall box office, online at Ticketmaster.com and InvictaFC.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

The live, free-of-charge stream of the entire event on InvictaFC.com will begin at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST with the six-bout preliminary card and continue with the eight-bout main card.  Veteran MMA voice Mauro Ranallo will call the action alongside MMA superstars “King Mo” Lawal and Julie “Fireball” Kedzie.

In the co-main event, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (14-7) will return to action at bantamweight (135 pounds) and take on Invicta FC 2 winner Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (6-2).

Undefeated sensation Cat “Alpha” Zingano (6-0) will throw down with Invicta FC 2 winner Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (3-1) at bantamweight.

Prolific strikers Kaitlin Young (7-6-1) and Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (3-2-1) 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.

Another Invicta FC 2 victor, Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (6-2) will collide with rising star and furious finisher Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly (13-3) in a flyweight (125 pounds) contest.

Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (9-3) will also make her first start under the Invicta FC banner against Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (7-5) in an atomweight scrap.

Road warrior Danielle “The Honey Badger” West (4-3-1) will meet hard-hitting Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3-2) at featherweight (145 pounds) in the first main card bout.

Doors at Memorial Hall open for Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama at 5 p.m. CST and the first preliminary bout begins at 6 p.m.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator's Jordan Parsons Has Full Leg Amputated After Hit-and-Run Collision

  • 27 days ago
  • 38 views

Jordan Parsons, 25, a fighter competing in Bellator MMA's featherweight division, has lost his entire right leg after falling victim to a hit-and-run vehicle collision early Sunday morning in Florida read news >>

Angela Hill Thriving as She Heads into Invicta FC Title Fight on Saturday

  • 26 days ago
  • 8 views

Angela Hill is on a roll, thriving as she heads into Saturday's Invicta FC title fight with strawweight champ Livia Renata Souza. read news >>

Tonya Evinger Plans to Punish Colleen Schneider in Invicta FC 17 Title Defense

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

Tonya Evinger has plans to put the hurt on Colleen Schneider in her Invicta FC 17 title defense on Saturday night. read news >>

Overeem ready to finally claim his long-awaited title shot

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

Alistair Overeem’s journey to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division hasn’t gone quite as fast as expected. But on Sunday night, he gets his chance to make good on squandered opportunities by secu read news >>

Latoya Walker Heads into Invicta FC 17 Aiming to Prove She’s Earned a Title Shot

  • 23 days ago
  • 11 views

Undefeated featherweight Latoya Walker believes she's already earned a title shot, but she aims to prove it at Invicta FC 17 on Saturday night. read news >>

Invicta FC 17 Preview

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

On May 7 at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, gold belts will be on the line in the main event and co-main event at Invicta FC 17, which airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS. read news >>

Journey Neson Working His Way Up the Bantamweight Division

  • 22 days ago
  • 4 views

Undefeated Journey Neson is working his way up the bantamweight division. He returns to the cage at SFL: America on Saturday night. read news >>

Having Retooled Her Camp, Megan Anderson Knows She’ll Eventually Be Invicta FC Champ

  • 22 days ago
  • 22 views

Having retooled her training camp, Aussie Megan Anderson is more confident than ever that she will eventually become an Invicta FC champion. read news >>

Invicta FC 17 Weigh-in Results and Video: Dual Title Fights Set

  • 22 days ago
  • 8 views

Check out the Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs. Schneider weigh-in results and video replay ahead of Saturday night's event in California. read news >>

Invicta FC 17 Evinger vs. Schneider: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Highlights

  • 22 days ago
  • 14 views

Invicta FC is in Southern California for two title tilts in its 17th outing. Headlining the event will be Bleacher Report's No. 7-ranked women's bantamweight Tonya Evinger, who defends her title agai read news >>