DENVER — On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 50, which takes place Wednesday, Nov. 16 from ReelWorks Denver.
The event features a one-night, four-woman tournament to crown a new strawweight champion. The tournament match-ups were drawn during the weigh-ins. Brazilians Valesca “Tina Black” Machado (10-3) and 20-year-old Ediana “Mel Pitbull” Silva (12-2) collide in one half of the bracket, with UFC veteran Gloria “Glorinha” de Paula (6-5) facing off with Polish newcomer Karolina “Polish Assassin” Wójcik (9-2) in the other semifinal match-up. Both the semifinals and final bout will consist of three, five-minute rounds.
In the night’s co-feature, former bantamweight title challenger Katharina Lehner (7-3) of Germany meets UFC veteran Talita Bernardo (8-4). Also on the card, Denver’s own “Grizzly” Claire Guthrie (3-1) takes on Brigid “Khan” Chase (3-1).
The event will be overseen by the Colorado Combative Sports Commission and will feature open scoring. 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 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT. Tickets to the event will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. MT through Eventbrite.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins and tournament draw:
Strawweight Title Tournament
Valesca Machado (115.6) vs. Ediana Silva (115.2)
Gloria de Paula (115.4) vs. Karolina Wójcik (116)
Bantamweight: Katharina Lehner (136) vs. Talita Bernardo (135.7)
Bantamweight: Claire Guthrie (136) vs. Brigid Chase (133.9)
Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve: Danni McCormack (115.6) vs. Maira Mazar (115.4)
Flyweight: Melissa Oddessa (123.3) vs. Elise Pone (125.7)
Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve Fighter: Minna Grusander (114.6)
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.