Yaya Rincón Gets New Opponent, Faces Courtney King at Invicta FC 25
Kansas City, Mo. — Invicta Fighting Championships 25 has undergone a last-minute change.
Swiss judoka Stephanie Egger (2-1) has withdrawn from her bantamweight match-up with undefeated Californian Yaya Rincón (1-0). Stepping in will be promotional newcomer Courtney King (1-0), and the bout will now be contested at featherweight.
King enters the promotion following a second-round TKO victory over Colbey Northcutt in June. Training at Z’s Training Gym, King fights out of Fort Collins, Colo.
Invicta FC 25 will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Hawaiian Raquel Pa’aluhi (6-5) and former title challenger Yana Kunitskaya (9-3, 1 NC) of Russia. The event takes place from the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 31. All of the action streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. PT.
The updated fight card for Invicta FC 25 can be found below:
Bantamweight Title: Raquel Pa’aluhi (6-5) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (9-3, 1 NC)
Strawweight: Livia Renata Souza (10-1) vs. Janaisa Morandin (9-0)
Bantamweight: Alexa Conners (4-1) vs. Katharina Lehner (5-0)
Strawweight: Sharon Jacobson (4-1) vs. Kali Robbins (4-0)
Atomweight: Shino VanHoose (5-5) vs. Alyse Anderson (3-0)
Bantamweight: Amberlynn Orr (0-1) vs. Sarah Kleczka (0-0)
Featherweight: Yaya Rincón (1-0) vs. Courtney King (1-0)
Flyweight: Cheri Muraski (3-0) vs. Tracy Cortez (0-0)
Atomweight: Ashley Medina (0-0) vs. Jillian DeCoursey (0-0)
Tickets for the event can be purchased now through the Tachi Palace website.
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.
Will this be on Fight Pass? I didn’t see it under upcoming events.