Kansas City, Mo. — The date and location of Invicta Fighting Championships 17 have been set.
The promotion will once again land at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Saturday, May 7.
The event will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight pitting champion Tonya Evinger (17-5) against California’s own Colleen Schneider (10-6).
Evinger enters her first title defense riding an eight-fight winning streak, including six finishes. The 31-year-old captured 135-pound gold at Invicta FC 13 with a fourth-round TKO of Irene Aldana. In her most recent outing, Evinger stopped Sweden’s Pannie Kianzad at Invicta FC 14 in a non-title affair.
The challenger Schneider will step into her title challenge having won four straight of her own. She was in action at Invicta FC 15 in January, earning a decision win over Raquel Pa’aluhi and securing her place as the No. 1 contender for Evinger’s belt.
Additional bouts for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for Invicta FC 17 are currently on sale at CageTix.com. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (Facebook.com/InvictaFights), or Instagram (@InvictaFC) for more details on the event.
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.