Poster for Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann
The all-women's fight league, Invicta Fighting Championships first appeared this past April. Their inaugural event featured top WMMA fighters like Marloes Coenen and Liz Carmouche. This weekend, Invicta FC returns for their second event Saturday, July 28 at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS.
In the main event of the night Shayna "The Queen of Spades" Baszler will face top 5 Bantamweight Sara McMann. McMann brings in world class wrestling credentials including a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic games. After finding success in submission grappling, McMann began pursuing MMA and remains undefeated in her first five fights. With over four times McMann's experience in professional fights, Baszler will be looking to upset the former Olympian with her own submission game. Out of 14 career wins, The Queen of Spades has finished 13 with various submissions. She's also no stranger to being the underdog having been in the cage against some of the biggest names in Women's MMA, including Cristiane Santos, Alexis Davis, and Sarah Kaufman.
The co-main event will feature another top Bantamweight Alexis Davis fighting Hitomi "Girlfight Monster" Akano. Davis, like Baszler, has a wealth of professional experience and has been fighting since 2007. She's a Japanese Jujitsu black belt and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt under Cesar Gracie. Despite her impressive grappling acumen, Davis can't count on intimidating Akano. The Japanese fighter has been competing since 2004 with over 25 fights and is currently ranked amongst the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in WMMA.
Shayna Baszler (14-6) vs. Sara McMann (5-0)
(11-5) vs. Hitomi Akano (18-9)
(6-2) vs. Kaitlin Young (7-5)
(7-0) vs. Lacey Schuckman (7-4)
Amanda Nunes (6-2) vs. Raquel Pa'aluhi (2-2)
Sarah D'Alelio (5-2) vs. Vanessa Porto (14-4)
Barb Honchak (5-2) vs. Bethany Marshall (4-0)
(2-2) vs. Elina Nilsson (2-2)
(6-2) vs. Sarah Schneider (6-5)
Angelic Chavez (4-1) vs. Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (7-6)
Sarah Moras (2-0) vs. Raquel Pennington (1-1)
Jessamyn Duke (0-0) vs. Suzie Montero (1-0)
Jocelyn Lybarger (0-0) vs. Cheryl Chan (0-0)
Jessica Philippus (0-0) vs. Liz McCarthy (0-0)