DENVER — The fight card for Invicta FC 48: Tennant vs. Rubin on Wednesday, July 20 has undergone multiple changes.
Former title challenger Katharina Lehner (7-3) of Germany has been forced out of her co-main event match-up with UFC veteran Talita Bernardo (7-4). Replacing Lehner will be newcomer Yana “Naná” Gadelha (7-4). Like her countrywoman Bernardo, Gadelha is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and has secured five of her seven wins via submission.
Also dropping off the event are UFC veteran Mallory Martin (7-5) and her opponent Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (8-5). The bout has been removed from the card and the event will proceed with six fights.
Invicta FC 48 is headlined by bantamweight champion Taneisha “Triple Threat” Tennant (4-1), who will make the first defense of her title opposite former Bellator MMA No. 1 contender “Big Bad” Olga Rubin (7-2). The fight card marks Invicta’s first foray into the capital city of Colorado, touching down at ReelWorks Denver. All bouts will be broadcast on AXS TV in the U.S., Fight Network in Canada, and Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, starting at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT.
The event will be overseen by the Colorado Combative Sports Commission and will feature open scoring. Tickets to the event are on sale now through Eventbrite.
The updated fight card can be found below:
Bantamweight Title: Taneisha Tennant vs. Olga Rubin
Bantamweight: Talita Bernardo vs. Yana Gadelha
Flyweight: Liana Pirosin vs. Kristina Williams
Strawweight: Melissa Oddessa Parker vs. Isis Verbeek
Featherweight: Amber Leibrock vs. Morgan Frier
Bantamweight: Auttumn Norton vs. Maria Djukic
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.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City, Cleveland and Toronto. Anthem’s portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.