Multiple Bouts Added to Invicta FC 43 Card
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The fight card for Invicta FC 43, which features a previously announced title doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 20, has added three additional match-ups.
Oklahoma’s Stephanie “Hold Fast” Geltmacher (4-1) seeks her third win inside the Invicta cage against Florida’s Trisha Cicero (4-3) in a flyweight bout. Geltmacher was last in action in a 2019 “Fight of the Year” contender against Victoria Leonardo at Invicta FC 36. Cicero rides the momentum of three straight victories, including a decision win over Laura Gallardo at Invicta FC 40 in July.
Kicking off the night’s action will be a pair of flyweight newcomers as California’s Juliana “Killer” Miller (1-0) meets Kendal Holowell (0-0) of Arkansas.
Finally, featherweight veteran Courtney “The Lion” King (4-1) returns to the cage against a to-be-announced opponent.
Invicta FC 43 takes place in Kansas City and airs live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT. In the night’s headliner, UFC veteran Pearl “The Chi-Town Princess” Gonzalez (10-5) meets 21-year-old Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield (6-1) for the flyweight title, while Emily “Gordinha” Ducote (9-6) clashes with Montserrat “Conejo” Ruiz (9-1) for the strawweight belt in the co-main event.
The event will be overseen by the Kansas Athletic Commission and will feature open scoring. With the ongoing pandemic, Invicta FC 43 will take place behind closed doors — sans fans and media. As with any Invicta event, the safety of its athletes, their corners, its staff and commission officials is of the utmost priority. All participants will be tested for COVID-19 prior to the event.
The updated Invicta FC 43 fight card can be found below:
Flyweight Title: Pearl Gonzalez vs. Erin Blanchfield
Strawweight Title: Emily Ducote vs. Montserrat “Conejo” Ruiz
Featherweight: Courtney King vs. TBA
Flyweight: Stephanie Geltmacher vs. Trisha Cicero
Flyweight: Juliana Miller vs. Kendal Holowell
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.
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