Kansas City, Mo. — On Friday, March 24, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya 2. The event takes place from Scottish Rite Temple on Saturday, March 25 and streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
In the night’s headliner, bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (18-5, 1 NC) will once again put her title on the line against Russian challenger Yana Kunitskaya (9-2, 1 NC). The match-up is rematch of the Invicta FC 20 main event which took place Nov. 18 and was initially ruled a first-round submission win for Kunitskaya. However, following a ruling by the Missouri Office of Athletics, the bout was overturned to a no-contest and Evinger retained her 135-pound championship.
The night’s co-main event will feature atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (14-1) moving up a weight class to take on former strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza (9-1).
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (134.8) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (134.8)
Strawweight: Ayaka Hamasaki (115.7) vs. Livia Renata Souza (115)
Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (117.6)* vs. Jodie Esquibel (115.5)
Atomweight: Amber Brown (105.9) vs. Ashley Cummins (105.6)
Strawweight: Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (115.8) vs. Mallory Martin (114.8)
Strawweight: Kal Holliday (115.9) vs. Miranda Maverick (120.5)*
Featherweight: Felicia Spencer (146) vs. Madison McElhaney (146)
* – Bennett and Maverick were each fined 25 percent of their fight purse for missing weight. Both bouts will proceed as catchweights.
# – The bout between Jinh Yu Frey and Janaisa Morandin has been canceled. Frey weighed in at 106 pounds, while Morandin missed weight at 111.2 pounds.
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.