Do you like one-night tournaments? Well Invicta FC has just the solution for you on this Friday night!
Tonight (June 11th) at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Invicta FC will crown a number one contender to Alesha Zappitella’s atomweight throne. The popular Phoenix Rising tournament is here and fan votes were used to determine the quarterfinal matchups. Here’s a refresher on the rules:
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 tournament champ. 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.
If you missed the news several weeks ago, the days of Invicta FC on UFC Fight Pass are over. They have found a new home on AXS TV in the United States and Fight Network in Canada. However, as was the case for its last show, tonight you get a free live stream on YouTube starting at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT! To get yourself better prepped for this event, check out Victor Rodriguez’s event preview.
The full fight card is as follows:
Paulina Granados vs. Marisa Messer-Belenchia - Atomweight tournament quarterfinal
Jillian DeCoursey vs. Linda Mihalec - Atomweight tournament quarterfinal
Lindsey VanZandt vs. Katie Perez - Atomweight tournament quarterfinal
Jéssica Delboni vs. Tabatha Watkins - Atomweight tournament quarterfinal
Kara Vislosky vs. Samantha Seff - Atomweight tournament reserve bout
Jessica Delboni def. Lindsey VanZandt via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) - Tournament final
Jessica Delboni def. Marisa Messer-Belenchia via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9) - Semifinals
Lindsey VanZandt def. Linda Mihalec via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9) - Semifinals
Marisa Messer-Belenchia def. Paulina Granados via split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9) - Quarterfinals
Linda Mihalec def. Jillian DeCoursey via split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9) - Quarterfinals
Lindsey VanZandt def. Katie Perez via submission (armbar) at 3:10 of round one - - Quarterfinals
Jessica Delboni def. Tabatha Watkins via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9) - Quarterfinals
Samantha Seff def. Kara Vislosky via split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9) - Reserve bout