Kansas City, Kan. – Invicta FC 41 has shuffled its co-main event as flyweight Stephanie Geltmacher (4-1) has been forced out of her match-up with 21-year-old phenom Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield (5-1).
Guam’s Brogan “Killer Bee” Sanchez (6-1) — née Walker — will step in on short notice to take on Blanchfield. She was last in action in the headlining affair of Invicta FC 37, where she battled UFC veteran and former title challenger Pearl Gonzalez. After suffering her first career defeat, Sanchez will aim to recapture the form that carried her to victories over Miranda Maverick and Cheri Muraski in the Invicta cage.
Invicta FC 41 takes place Thursday, July 30 in Kansas City, Kan. The event will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT. The event is headlined by a strawweight bout between former title challenger Janaisa “Evil Princess” Morandin (10-3) of Brazil and Mexico’s Montserrat “Conejo” Ruiz (8-1).
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place behind closed doors — sans fans and media. As with any Invicta event, the safety of its fighters, their corners, its staff and commission officials is of the utmost priority. All participants will be tested prior to the event.
The updated Invicta FC 41 fight card can be found below:
Strawweight: Janaisa Morandin vs. Montserrat Ruiz
Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield vs. Brogan Sanchez
Featherweight: Kaitlin Young vs. Latoya Walker
Strawweight: Cynthia Arceo vs. Itzel Esquivel
Flyweight: Caitlin Sammons vs. Claire Guthrie
Flyweight: Natalya Speece vs. Alexa Culp
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships (invictafc.com) 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 (InvictaFights) and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.