Kansas City, Mo. — A last-minute change has impacted the lineup for Invicta Fighting Championships 32.
Frenchwoman Zarah Fairn Dos Santos (6-2) has been forced off the card due to visa issues and is out of her featherweight match-up with returning veteran Kaitlin Young (8-9-1). Stepping in on short notice will be newcomer Sarah Patterson (5-4) and the bout will now be contested as a 150-pound catchweight.
Young makes her return to the Invicta FC cage following a four-year absence. “The Striking Viking” has remained active in Muay Thai competition, capturing numerous titles around the globe. She returned to MMA in August, defeating Japan’s Reina Miura under the Rizin FF banner.
Patterson, who goes by the nickname “Primal,” may be new to Invicta FC, but the Iowa-based fighter has been competing since 2002. Among her opponents are women’s pioneers Jennifer Howe and Adrienna Jenkins. She also holds a submission win over Invicta veteran Tamikka Brents.
Invicta FC 32 takes place from the FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Okla., on Friday, Nov. 16. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m CT. The event is headlined by a featherweight title fight featuring undefeated Felicia Spencer (5-0) and veteran Pam Sorenson (7-2).
The updated Invicta FC 32 fight card can be found below:
Featherweight Title: Felicia Spencer (5-0) vs. Pam Sorenson (7-2)
Strawweight: MIZUKI (12-5) vs. Viviane Pereira (13-2)
Atomweight: Ashley Cummins (6-4) vs. Jessica Delboni (7-0)
150-Pound Catchweight: Kaitlin Young (8-9-1) vs. Sarah Patterson (5-4)
Bantamweight: Alexa Conners (5-2) vs. Julia Avila (5-1)
Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield (2-0) vs. Kay Hansen (3-1)
Flyweight: Liz Tracy (5-2) vs. Stephanie Geltmacher (3-0)
Strawweight: Isis Verbeek (0-0) vs. Kathryn Paprocki (1-0)
Bantamweight: Chelsea Chandler (0-1) vs. Mitzi Merry (2-0)
Tickets for Invicta FC 32 can be purchased through 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.