It’s another busy weekend in combat sports, and Invicta FC is here to bring you something special tonight (September 6th).
From the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, the second “Phoenix Rising” card will commence. Eight women will vie for the vacant flyweight title in a one-night tournament. As was the case for the strawweights, the tournament starts off with one-round quarterfinals, and the semifinals will be randomized if there are no finishes. Otherwise the person with the fastest finish gets to choose her opponent. The semis are also one round, followed by a three-round tournament final to crown the winner and thus the champion. Fighters aren’t allowed to compete for more than five-rounds in a single night, hence the final is just three rounds and the other two tournament bouts are a combined two rounds.
As always, you can catch all of the fights live starting at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on UFC Fight Pass. To get yourself better prepped for this event, check out Victor Rodriguez’s event preview.
Results (via MMA Fighting)
Miranda Maverick def. DeAnna Bennett via submission (rear-naked choke) (R3, 3:38) — Flyweight Tournament Final
Mariya Agapova def. Alexa Conners via submission (rear-naked choke) (R1, 3:03)
Josee Storts def. Helen Lucero via submission (triangle armbar) (R1, 4:21)
Kay Hansen def. Carolina Jimenez via unanimous decision — Flyweight Tournament Reserve Bout
Chantel Coates def. Flore Hani via split decision — Flyweight Tournament Reserve Bout*
Flyweight Tournament Semifinals
DeAnna Bennett def. Daiana Torquato via submission (rear-naked choke) at (R1, 3:34)
Miranda Maverick def. Shanna Young via submission (rear-naked choke) (R1, 2:35)
Flyweight Tournament Quarter-finals
Shanna Young def. Maiju Suotama via unanimous decision
Miranda Maverick def. Victoria Leonardo via unanimous decision
DeAnna Bennett def. Liz Tracy via unanimous decision
Daiana Torquato def. Milana Dudieva via split decision