Atomweight Championship Bout Headlines Invicta FC’s Return to Oklahoma on Sept. 28
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Invicta Fighting Championships is returning to Oklahoma on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
The event — which takes place from the Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton — will be headlined by atomweight champion Jéssica Delboni (12-3), who makes the first defense of her 105-pound title against “Lionheart” Jillian DeCoursey (5-3). The Brazilian Delboni added to her championship collection in January, capitalizing on her Phoenix Tournament victory to dethrone then-champion Alesha Zappitella in dominant fashion at Invicta FC 45. New York’s DeCoursey emphatically made her case for a title shot with a highlight-reel, 61-second knockout of Lindsey VanZandt at Invicta FC 47.
In the night’s co-main event, Oklahoma’s own Kristina “Warhorse” Williams (6-3) looks to continue her ascension up the flyweight ranks when she meets newcomer Ketlen “Esquentadinha” Souza (11-3) of Brazil. Williams rides the momentum of three straight victories, including two straight in the Invicta cage. Souza also carries a three-fight winning streak into the match-up and has secured eight of her 11 career wins via knockout.
Also on the card, Liz “The Titan” Tracy (7-4) tries to make it three-in-a-row opposite Contender Series veteran Valesca “Tina Black” Machado (9-3) in a strawweight affair, a trio of flyweights fresh off The Ultimate Fighter compete when Utah’s Kaytlin “Katniss” Neil (5-4) meets Hannah “The Hurricane” Guy (4-1) and Helen “Iansã” Peralta (5-2) aims to make it four straight victories under the Invicta banner when she welcomes seven-fight UFC veteran Poliana Botelho (8-5) to the promotion, “The Quiet Storm” Brittney Cloudy (4-4) collides with unbeaten Mexican bantamweight Montserrat “Monster” Rendon (4-0), and Mexico’s Nadia Vera (3-0-1) takes on fellow undefeated strawweight Shauna Bannon (2-0) of Ireland.
The event will be broadcast on AXS TV in the U.S., Fight Network in Canada, and Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, kicking off at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Tickets to the event will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. CT through StubWire.
The current fight card can be found below:
Atomweight Title: Jéssica Delboni vs. Jillian DeCoursey
Flyweight: Kristina Williams vs. Ketlen Souza
Strawweight: Liz Tracy vs. Valesca Machado
Flyweight: Kaytlin Neil vs. Hannah Guy
Flyweight: Helen Peralta vs. Poliana Botelho
Bantamweight: Brittney Cloudy vs. Montserrat Rendon
Strawweight: Nadia Vera vs. Shauna Bannon
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.
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