Kansas City, Mo. — On Friday, Sept. 11, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 12, from the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. The event will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET.
Headlining the event will be a five-round bantamweight fight between Tonya Evinger (16-5) and unbeaten Swede Pannie Kianzad (8-0). The fight was slated to be for Evinger’s 135-pound title, but with Kianzad missing weight, it will be a non-title affair.
The veteran Evinger earned the 135-pound belt with a fourth-round TKO of Irena Aldana at Invicta FC 13 in July. The win marked Evinger’s fourth straight win inside the Invicta cage, and seventh straight overall.
Kianzad made her promotional debut at Invicta FC 13 and earned a unanimous decision win over Australia’s Jessica-Rose Clark. The 23-year-old held gold under the Cage Warriors banner prior to signing with Invicta earlier in 2015.
In the co-main event, former strawweight titleholder Katja Kankaanpää will look to rebound from her Invicta FC 12 title defeat when she takes on undefeated DeAnna Bennett.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins, which were held in the Aladdin Hotel in Kansas City.
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (135)# vs. Pannie Kianzad (136.7)^
Strawweight: Katja Kankaanpää (115.6) vs. DeAnna Bennett (117.4)+
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (124.9) vs. Mariana Morais (125.9)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (125.8) vs. Andrea Lee (125)
Featherweight: Cindy Dandois (145.6) vs. Megan Anderson (145.1)
Strawweight: Jamie Moyle (115.6) vs. Sharon Jacobson (116)
Atomweight: Jinh Yu Frey (105.8) vs. Liz McCarthy (105.4)
Strawweight: J.J. Aldrich (115.7) vs. Rosa Acevedo (118.2)*
Flyweight: Aspen Ladd (125.7) vs. Amanda Bobby Cooper (125.1)
Lightweight: Rachel Wiley (155) vs. Felicia Spencer (155.3)
* Acevedo elected not to cut any additional weight and was fined 25 percent of her fight purse
+ Bennett elected not to cut any additional weight and was fined 25 percent of her fight purse
^ Kianzad elected not to cut any additional weight and was fined 25 percent of her fight purse
# Evinger weighed in at 135.2 pounds on her first attempt and was fined 20 percent of her fight purse
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. For more information, visit InvictaFC.com, follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights) and like Invicta on Facebook (Facebook.com/InvictaFights).