Kansas City, Kan. — On Thursday, Nov. 17, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 20: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya. The event takes place from Scottish Rite Temple on Friday, Nov. 18 and streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
In the night’s headliner, reigning bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (18-5) will look to defend her belt against Russian newcomer Yana Kunitskaya (9-2). Evinger rides a lengthy, nine-fight winning streak into the title affair, including six straight in the Invicta cage. The 26-year-old Kunitskaya has stopped seven of her nine wins by way of strikes.
The co-main event will also feature gold on the line as strawweight champion Angela Hill (5-2) meets surging Brazilian Kaline Medeiros (8-4). The 31-year-old Hill earned the title in her last bout, defeating Livia Renata Souza by decision at Invicta FC 17. Medeiros carries a five-fight winning streak into her title challenge.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (134.7) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (134.1)
Strawweight Title: Angela Hill (114.8) vs. Kaline Medeiros (114.1)
Atomweight: Herica Tiburcio (105.9) vs. Simona Soukupova (106)
Strawweight: Ashley Yoder (117)* vs. Amber Brown (114.8)
Bantamweight: Jessica-Rose Clark (136) vs. Pam Sorenson (140.6)*
Strawweight: Lynn Alvarez (115.5) vs. J.J. Aldrich (115.9)
Bantamweight: Stephanie Egger (135.7) vs. Alexa Conners (135.9)
Strawweight: Miranda Maverick (118.4)* vs. Samantha Diaz (115.9)
* – Yoder, Sorenson and Maverick were each fined 25 percent of their fight purse for missing weight
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. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (Facebook.com/InvictaFights), and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.