Kansas City, Mo. — After venturing to Salt Lake City for its most recent event, Invicta Fighting Championship is returning to the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday, May 4 for Invicta FC 29. The event will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT.
In the night’s main event, the bantamweight title will be on the line between Canadian Sarah Kaufman (19-4, 1 NC) and German fighter Katharina Lehner (7-0). Kaufman is a former Strikeforce champion and UFC veteran who returned to the promotion in January and defeated former No. 1 contender Pannie Kianzad. The undefeated Lehner earned a first-round finish of Alexa Conners at Invicta FC 25 in her most recent Invicta appearance.
The night’s co-main event also takes place in the bantamweight division as Iranian-Swedish fighter Pannie Kianzad (8-3) welcomes Brazilian Bianca Daimoni (7-2) to the promotion.
Following a successful debut at Invicta FC 28, UFC veteran Pearl Gonzalez (7-3) makes a quick turnaround to take on Brazil’s Bárbara Acioly (4-2) in a flyweight match-up.
Also on the card, Julia “Raging Panda” Avila (4-0) debuts against returning bantamweight veteran Marciea Allen (6-2), flyweight Liz Tracy (4-2) meets Colorado’s Cheri Muraski (4-1), undefeated bantamweight Yaya Rincón (2-0) takes on Washington’s Lisa “The Strangler” Spangler (0-0), newcomers Allison Schmidt (1-0) and Macy Chiasson (1-0) clash at featherweight, Helen Peralta (1-0) tangles with Cheyanne Vlismas (1-0) in a strawweight bout, and 18-year-old Croatian flyweight Adriana Vuković (0-0) debuts in the Invicta cage against a yet-to-be-named opponent.
The fight card for Invicta FC 29 can be found below:
Bantamweight Title: Sarah Kaufman (19-4, 1 NC) vs. Katharina Lehner (7-0)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-3) vs. Bianca Daimoni (7-2)
Flyweight: Pearl Gonzalez (7-3) vs. Bárbara Acioly (4-2)
Bantamweight: Julia Avila (4-0) vs. Marciea Allen (6-2)
Flyweight: Liz Tracy (4-2) vs. Cheri Muraski (4-1)
Bantamweight: Yaya Rincón (2-0) vs. Lisa Spangler (0-0)
Featherweight: Allison Schmidt (1-0) vs. Macy Chiasson (1-0)
Strawweight: Helen Peralta (1-0) vs. Cheyanne Vlismas (1-0)
Flyweight: Adriana Vuković (0-0) vs. TBD
Tickets for Invicta FC 29 are in sale now via Ticketfly.com.
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.