Episode 11: Invicta FC 18 – Grasso vs. Esquibel

Welcome to the latest episode of Invicta FC Radio.

On this episode, Invicta FC matchmaker Julie Kedzie hosted fellow matchmaker Kaitlin Young and Invicta FC Presdient Shannon Knapp to discuss Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel.  The event takes place on Friday, July 29 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., and streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

During the episode Knapp announced two new bouts for the fight card, completing the lineup with nine fights.

At bantamweight, rising star Aspen Ladd (3-0) of California meets Nevada’s Jessica Hoy (1-0), while Texas prospect Tessa Simpson (4-1) welcomes Simona Soukupova (5-3-1) back to the Invicta cage in an atomweight affair.

For all the details and more, listen to the entire episode below.

Episode 10: Invicta FC 17 Spotlight – Evinger vs. Schneider

Welcome to the latest episode of Invicta FC Radio.

Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger has a reputation for spilling her guts, both in and out of the cage. But you’ve never heard her — or her Invicta FC 17 challenger, Colleen Schneider, for that matter — quite like this before.

In the second installment of Invicta FC Radio’s special profile feature “Spotlight,” Evinger and Schneider take fans and host Jack Encarnacao into lesser-explored sides of themselves; from their starkly different upbringings to their outlooks on God, sexual orientation, regret and adversity.

In riveting detail, these two remarkable athletes chart the life experiences that shaped the women and fighters they are today. It’s the most intimate kind of fight preview, as stark contrasts and surprising parallels reveal themselves in an audio documentary unlike any other in MMA.

Get closer to the title tilt between Tonya Evinger and Colleen Schneider by checking out the latest installment of “Spotlight,” only on Invicta FC Radio.

Episode 9: Invicta FC 17 Discussion, New Fight Announcements

TJ De Santis is back with another edition of “Invicta FC Radio.”

On this edition, De Santis was joined by Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp and matchmaker Julie Kedzie.

Knapp and Kedzie discussed the upcoming Invicta FC 17 fight card, which takes place Saturday, May 7 in Costa Mesa, Calif. In addition to the discussion, three new bouts for the event were revealed.

Episode 8: Invicta FC 16 Hamasaki vs. Brown Post-Fight Wrap

Following Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown, Invicta FC play-by-play commentator TJ De Santis, color commentator Julie Kedzie, in-cage interviewer Laura Sanko and staff writer Rob Tatum sat down to discuss the event and share their thoughts on the night’s action.

On this special post-fight show, the panel recapped the action-packed card that saw Ayaka Hamasaki defend her atomweight crown by defeating Amber Brown in the night’s main event. They also discussed the title-clinching performance of Jennifer Maia who defeated Vanessa Porto, Irene Aldana’s stoppage of Jessamyn Duke and Angela Hill’s knockout of Stephanie Eggink.

Episode 7: Invicta FC 16 ‘Hamasaki vs. Brown’ Preview

Jack Encarnacao is back on Invicta FC Radio for the inaugural “Invicta FC Radio Preview” show.

On this broadcast Encarnacao welcomes in MMAFighting.com’s Marc Raimondi, MMARising’s Robert Sargent and Kristin Usry from WMMARoundup.com to breakdown tomorrow night’s Invicta FC 16 card which pits atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki against Amber Brown in the main event.

The group also discussed the co-main event between Brazilians Vanessa Porto and Jennifer Maia. The pair will battle for the interim flyweight title.

Listen below for the groups analysis and picks of the two title clashes, as well as the rest of the fight card.

Episode 6: Invicta FC 16’s Amber Brown and Irene Aldana

TJ De Santis is back with another edition of “Invicta FC Radio.” On this edition, De Santis is joined by Invicta FC 16 headliner Amber “The Bully” Brown, bantamweight Irene Aldana, president Shannon Knapp and matchmaker Julie Kedzie.

New Mexico’s Brown discusses getting the call and earning the shot at atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki. The Fit NHB product also talks the road to the title, what she will have to do to come out victorious, and what this bout means to her and her teammates.

Aldana makes her return to the Invicta FC cage for the first time following her title fight with Tonya Evinger. She discusses her journey back, why the Evinger bout is not indicative of her talent, and what she thinks about her opponent Jessamyn Duke. The Team Grasso trained fighter also talks about her fans and how she feels that Las Vegas will be filled with Mexican supporters.

President Shannon Knapp joins the program to discuss Invicta FC 16, the schedule for the first half of 2016, the future of the 125-pound division and what we can expect from the leader in women’s mixed martial arts.

Julie Kedzie joins to discuss a variety of different bouts on the card, weight cutting, and other exciting Invicta FC news.

Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova Post-Fight Wrap

Following Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova, Invicta FC play-by-play commentator TJ De Santis, color commentator Julie Kedzie, and staff writer Rob Tatum sat down to discuss the event and share their thoughts on the night’s action.

De Santis and Kedzie also catch up with featherweight fighter Amanda Bell who was scheduled to face Ediane Gomes. However, due to weight cutting issues, the fight was scrapped. Bell talks about the cancellation of the bout and what might be next for “The Lady Killer.”

Episode 4: Invicta FC 15 Pre-Fight Show

Invicta FC play-by-play commentator TJ De Santis sits down with the participants of Invicta FC 15 prior to the event.

On this special broadcast, De Santis chats with Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino ahead of her title defense with Daria Ibragimova. Justino shares her thoughts on her opponent, her legacy, and what her goals are in mixed martial arts. Along with nearly every fighter from the card, De Santis also chats with matchmaker Julie Kedzie about this card, the future of Invicta FC, and what you should expect Saturday when tuning into UFC Fight Pass.

Episode 3: Alexa Grasso Talks Return, Souza’s Comments, Invicta FC 15 and 16 News


TJ De Santis is back with another episode of Invicta FC Radio. On this broadcast he is joined by strawweight contender Alexa Grasso. Plus Laura Sanko gets you “In The Loop” with breaking news.

It’s been nearly a year since Mexico’s Alexa Grasso has competed inside the InvictaFC cage. During that layoff Grasso has rehabbed an injury while the 115-pound division has gone through changes through the ranks. Not only has strawweight proved to be a talent rich division, but a Brazilian named Livia Renata Souza has taken the top spot. Grasso discusses her time away from active competition, when she will be back, who she think will be the strawweight champion after Invicta FC 15, and how she feels about Souza calling her a “runner.”

Invicta FC 15 is just one week away and Laura Sanko has some late breaking news that will shake up the card set to take place in Costa Mesa. Plus Sanko gives us a nugget about featherweight athlete Megan Anderson that not many people know.

Episode 2: President Shannon Knapp, Invicta 2015 Fan Choice Awards, Modafferi, Ostovich, Lee


Invicta FC Radio returns with it’s second full episode. On this broadcast TJ De Santis chats with Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp, matchmaker Julie Kedzie, and fighters Andrea “KGB” Lee, Roxanne Modafferi, and Rachael Ostovich.

If that wasn’t enough De Santis and Kedzie recap a year of knockouts, submissions, and moments from 2015 that earned fighters this year’s “Fan Appreciation Awards.”

Plus we check in with cage report Laura Sanko who get’s us “in the loop” with the latest news and information regarding women’s mixed martial arts, Invicta FC, and the upcoming card set for January 16th in Costa Mesa, California.