It's a rare dead week for most major MMA promotions. The UFC, Bellator & WSOF are all on break. There's a Titan FC event on Friday, and a Cage Warriors event Saturday morning (for all of us in the Americas), which leaves Saturday night, the sole property of Invicta FC. The women's MMA promotion, and recent Fight Pass partner will be putting on just their second show this year, and ninth event overall. It'll be headlined by a title fight between Barb Honchak vs. Takayo Hashi and a co-main of strawweight top contenders Mizuki Inoue and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Joining me to break down all the action this week are two of Bloody Elbow's longstanding mods and WMMA die hards, Victor Rodriguez and D.E.O. They're here to pour over all the nuances of each and every fight on the card and what you should expect. Unfortunately, because of how hard MMA is to set odds for, there aren't any odds available for Invicta's show yet. So this will be more of a breakdown focused show than usual.
There have been a couple changes to the Invicta FC 9 card, as well. Herica Tiburcio vs. Ayaka Hamasaki has been scrapped, and Cindy Dandois has been replaced with Raquel Pa'aluhi. Both Tiburcio and Dandois were forced out due to visa issues. Here's a look at the card as it stands right now: