Everything you need to know about Invicta FC’s one-night atomweight Phoenix Tournament


Invicta FC will maintain a one-night atomweight event.

The world’s premier women-only MMA promotion, Invicta FC, has introduced the following set up of its fashionable one-night Phoenix Event. The occasion is scheduled for Friday, June 11, and can function eight atomweight fighters in search of a shot on the present champion, Alesha Zappitella.

“The Phoenix Event is a novel set of challenges to our athletes,” stated Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp through press launch. “The rapid-fire tempo of the one-round quarter- and semifinal matches is completely totally different to the rest in blended martial arts. Having to peak not as soon as, not twice however probably thrice towards three totally different opponents is the form of psychological stress solely a handful of fighters in MMA historical past have overcome.”

As Knapp explains, Phoenix Event champions should battle and win thrice in a single evening. The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds are one-round, five-minute fights, and the ultimate of the event is a three-round bout.

That is Invicta FC’s fourth Phoenix Event and its first at atomweight. Earlier winners embody Brianna Van Buren at strawweight, Miranda Maverick and flyweight, and Taneisha Tennant at bantamweight.

The atomweight Phoenix Event members characterize a mixture of established Invicta FC contenders, in addition to promotional newcomers. Most notably, Jessica Delboni steps up simply three weeks after unsuccessfully difficult for Zappitella’s title in an especially shut battle. Additionally in motion are Invicta atomweight mainstays Lindsey VanZandt and Jillian DeCoursey. Each girls have battled Zappitella beforehand.

As with different latest Invicta FC occasions held in Kansas, the evening will function open scoring, with fighters and followers understanding the judges’ scores in between rounds in actual time.

Under is the total atomweight Phoenix Event roster:

  • Jessica Delboni
  • Lindsey VanZandt
  • Jillian DeCoursey
  • Katie Perez
  • Katie Saull
  • Linda Mihalec
  • Paulina Granados
  • Tabatha Watkins

The Invicta FC atomweight Phoenix Event takes place at Memorial Corridor in Kansas Metropolis, KS, and can air dwell on AXS TV.


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