Invicta FC 5 weigh-in results: Penne-Waterson, Honchak-Porto set for title tilts


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

jessica-penne-1.jpgAll 26 competitors for Invicta FC 5 were on target at Thursday’s official weigh-in event, making Friday’s event official.

A pair of title fights sit atop the card, plus the promotional debut of former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.

Atomweight champion Jessica Penne (10-1) defends her title for the first time against Michelle Waterson (10-3) in the main event. Penne came in under the 105-pound maximum at 104.9 pounds, while Waterson also was under at 104.7.

The co-feature is for Invicta’s inaugural flyweight title. Barb Honchak (7-2) weighed in at 124.6 pounds, while Vanessa Porto (15-5) was 124.8.

Santos (10-1) returns to action for the first time since being stripped of her Strikeforce title and suspended for a year after a positive steroid test in December 2011. She came in at 144.8 pounds, accompanied by her manager, former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz. Her opponent, Australia’s Fiona Muxlow (6-2), was 143.8.

Thursday’s weigh-in event took place at the Aladdin Holiday Inn in Kansas City, Mo. Invicta FC 5 takes place Friday at Ameristar Hotel and Casino, also in Kansas City. The event streams live via online pay-per-view at InvictaFC.com.

The full Invicta FC 5 weigh-in results include:

MAIN CARD

  • Jessica Penne (104.9) vs. Michelle Waterson (104.7) – for atomweight title
  • Barb Honchak (124.6) vs. Vanessa Porto (124.8) – for inaugural flyweight title
  • Fiona Muxlow (143.8) vs. Cristiane Santos (144.8)
  • Sarah Kaufman (135.5) vs. Leslie Smith (134.9)
  • Zoila Frausto Gurgel (125.5) vs. Jennifer Maia (124.5)
  • Lauren Taylor (134.9) vs. Kaitlin Young (135.6)
  • Julia Budd (145.8) vs. Mollie Estes (144.4)
  • Jasminka Cive (115) vs. Bec Hyatt (115.4)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Cassie Rodish (104.6) vs. Simona Soukupova (104.6)
  • Jessamyn Duke (135.6) vs. Miriam Nakamoto (135.8)
  • Katja Kankaanpaa (115.3) vs. Juliana Carnerio Lima (115.4)
  • Kathina Catron (115.8) vs. Rose Namajunas (115.6)
  • Alexandra Chambers (103.8) vs. Jodie Esquibel (105)

For more on Invicta FC 5, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Jessica Penne)

view original article >>

Related News

  • 12 days ago
  • 41 views

After nine months off, Invicta Fighting Championships will return in September with its debut on the UFC’s Fight Pass digital network.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more

  • 12 days ago
  • 26 views

Invicta FC's debut event on UFC Fight Pass, Invicta FC 8, is set to take place on September 6, 2014 in Kansas City, promotion president Shannon Knapp announced on a Thursday conference call. The show will be the all-female organization's first in nine months, and is expected to be headlined by duel title bouts, with Stephanie Eggink (4-1) and Katja Kankaanpaa (9-1-1) vying for the vacant Invicta FC strawweight title in the night's co-main event, and atomweight champion Michelle Waterson (11-3) a more

  • 19 days ago
  • 24 views

Featuring Ben Askren, Shinya Aoki, and more! ONE FC will visit the Middle East for the first time on August 29th with a blockbuster event at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which will feature an unprecedented four title bouts with Shinya Aoki, Nobutatsu Suzuki and Koji Oishi all set to defend their belts. Aoki (35-6) will take on seasoned Iranian wrestler Kamal Shlaorus (9-3-2), Suzuki (11-1-2) will go up against former Bellator 170-pound champion Ben Askren (13-0), and Oishi (25-9-10) is likely t more

  • 17 days ago
  • 38 views

Chris Weidman hopes to hush his skeptics by slaying “The Dragon.” more

  • 17 days ago
  • 42 views

UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida kicks off a stacked weekend at Mandalay Bay on Saturday with Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida, but the fighters first had to weigh-in on Friday to give their bouts the Nevada Athletic Commission official stamp of approval. more

  • 17 days ago
  • 22 views

World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje stepped off the scales weighing in at 154.8 pounds, looking rested and relaxed a day before he's set to face fellow undefeated fighter Nick Newell at World Series of Fighting 11: "Gaethje vs. Newell". more

  • 12 days ago
  • 34 views

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A shot at reigning One Fighting Championship featherweight titleholder Koji Oishi will be on the line when Eric Kelly and Rob Lisita meet in the main event of One FC 18 “War of Dragons.” more

  • 12 days ago
  • 131 views

ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) announced Thursday that all but one mixed martial artist competing on Friday made weight and are ready for ONE FC: WAR OF DRAGONS. more

  • 12 days ago
  • 24 views

The weigh-ins for Friday’s ONE FC 18 are in the books, and the 10-fight card is official in Taiwan.Filed under: News more