INVICTA_FC_5_POSTERTickets priced from $25, for the highly-anticipated Invicta Fighting Championships women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world championship doubleheader at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City on Friday, April 5, are on sale online at

Invicta FC Atomweight (105 pounds) Champion Jessica Penne (10-1) will defend her crown against Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (10-3), and in the co-main event and first-ever Invicta FC flyweight (125 pounds) title fight, submission ace Vanessa Porto (15-5) will square off with Barb Honchak (7-2).

Also on the main card will be former Strikeforce featherweight champion and KO artist Cris Cyborg (10-1, 1 NC) making her Invicta FC debut against submission ace and Unified Women’s Professional MMA Rankings world No. 2 featherweight Ediane “India” Gomes (10-2).

Former Bellator champion Zoila Frausto Gurgel (12-2) will also make her Invicta FC debut in another featured bout against submission expert Jennifer Maia (6-2).

An injury has forced Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc (8-6) to withdraw from her scheduled atomweight (105 pounds) preliminary card bout with Cassie Rodish (4-3).  Rodish will face Simona Soukupova (3-2) of London, England.

The rest of the Invicta FC 5 lineup is below:

  • Sarah Kaufman vs. Leslie Smith
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Kaitlin Young
  • Julia Budd vs. Fiona Muxlow
  • “Rowdy” Bec Hyatt vs. Jasminka Cive
  • Jessamyn Duke vs. Miriam Nakamoto
  • Katja Kankaanpaa vs. Juliana Lima
  • Alex Chambers vs. Jodie Esquibel
  • Rose Namajunas vs. Kathina Catron
  • Katalina Malungahu vs. Mollie Estes

Stay tuned to for more Invicta FC 5 news and coverage.


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