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Brogan Sanchez Steps Into Invicta FC 41 Co-Main Event

Kansas City, Kan. – Invicta FC 41 has shuffled its co-main event as flyweight Stephanie Geltmacher (4-1) has been forced out of her match-up with 21-year-old phenom Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield (5-1).

Guam’s Brogan “Killer Bee” Sanchez (6-1) — née Walker — will step in on short notice to take on Blanchfield. She was last in action in the headlining affair of Invicta FC 37, where she battled UFC veteran and former title challenger Pearl Gonzalez. After suffering her first career defeat, Sanchez will aim to recapture the form that carried her to victories over Miranda Maverick and Cheri Muraski in the Invicta cage.

Invicta FC 41 takes place Thursday, July 30 in Kansas City, Kan. The event will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT. The event is headlined by a strawweight bout between former title challenger Janaisa “Evil Princess” Morandin (10-3) of Brazil and Mexico’s Montserrat “Conejo” Ruiz (8-1).

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place behind closed doors — sans fans and media. As with any Invicta event, the safety of its fighters, their corners, its staff and commission officials is of the utmost priority. All participants will be tested prior to the event.

The updated Invicta FC 41 fight card can be found below:

Strawweight: Janaisa Morandin vs. Montserrat Ruiz
Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield vs. Brogan Sanchez
Featherweight: Kaitlin Young vs. Latoya Walker
Strawweight: Cynthia Arceo vs. Itzel Esquivel
Flyweight: Caitlin Sammons vs. Claire Guthrie
Flyweight: Natalya Speece vs. Alexa Culp


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.

Three Additional Bouts Complete Invicta FC 34 Fight Card

Kansas City, Mo. — The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 34 is now complete.

The upcoming flyweight tournament has undergone some changes and the previously announced lineup will be joined by three additional bouts.

Undefeated Brogan Walker-Sanchez (6-0) has been forced out of the flyweight tournament and Mexico’s Karina Rodriguez (6-3) will move from the reserve bout to take on UFC veteran Milana Dudieva (12-7) in the semifinals.

Rodriguez’s original opponent, Tracy Cortez (4-1), will now clash with undefeated New Yorker Erin Blanchfield (3-0). Blanchfield is fresh off a decision victory over Kay Hansen at Invicta FC 32 in November.

In the flyweight division, Invicta veteran Victoria Leonardo (3-1) welcomes Alabama’s Jamie Milanowski (2-2) to the promotion. Louisiana’s Leonardo picked up her third career win in October, scoring a second-round submission win over Monica Medina. Both of Milanowski’s victories have come via armbar and she has shared the cage with Invicta veteran Cheri Muraski and former UFC champion Nicco Montaño.

Also joining the card will be a pair of Colorado featherweights as Courtney King (1-1) meets Holli Logan (1-0-1). King battled Yaya Rincón in her promotional debut at Invicta FC 25 in 2017, while Salazar fought to a draw with Audrey Wolfe at Invicta FC 31.

Finally, a pair of flyweight newcomers will kick off the night’s action as Florida’s Caitlin Sammons (0-0) makes her professional debut against Tennessee’s Christina Ricker (1-1).

Invicta FC 34 takes place Friday, Feb. 15, from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The event is headlined by a flyweight title bout between Brazilian veteran Vanessa Porto (20-8) and surging contender Pearl Gonzalez (9-3). The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT.

The complete Invicta FC 34 fight card can be found below:

Flyweight Title: Vanessa Porto (20-8) vs. Pearl Gonzalez (9-3)
Flyweight Tournament Semifinal: Milana Dudieva (12-7) vs. Karina Rodriguez (6-3)
Flyweight Tournament Semifinal: DeAnna Bennett (9-4-1) vs. Miranda Maverick (4-1)
Flyweight:  Tracy Cortez (4-1) vs. Erin Blanchfield (3-0)
Featherweight: Helena Kolesnyk (5-2, 1 NC) vs. Faith McMah (6-3)
Flyweight: Victoria Leonardo (3-1) vs. Jamie Milanowski (2-2)
Featherweight: Courtney King (1-1) vs. Holli Logan (1-0-1)
Flyweight: Caitlin Sammons (0-0) vs. Christina Ricker (1-1)

Tickets for Invicta FC 34 are available for purchase at invictafc34.eventbrite.com.


About Invicta FC:

Invicta Fighting Championships 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 (Facebook.com/InvictaFights), and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.

Kay Hansen Joins Invicta FC 32 Lineup

Kansas City, Mo. — Kay Hansen is getting her wish.

Following her TKO victory over Helen Peralta at Invicta FC 31, Hansen (3-1) called her shot, asking for a match-up with undefeated Erin Blanchfield (2-0). Blanchfield, however, was already slated to welcome Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Luanna Alzuguir to the Invicta cage at Invicta FC 32.

That has changed, as Alzuguir’s MMA debut has been delayed. Hansen will step in for the Brazilian, meeting Blanchfield at 125 pounds.

The 19-year-old Hansen has earned two victories in her three Invicta appearances. The Californian rides a two-fight winning streak. Blanchfield, also just 19 years of age, made her Invicta debut in July, defeating Brittney Cloudy.

Invicta Fighting Championships 32 takes place from the FireLake Arena in Shawnee on Friday, Nov. 16. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. The night’s main event features a featherweight title fight between undefeated Felicia Spencer (5-0) and veteran Pam Sorenson (7-2). In the co-main event, former strawweight title challenger MIZUKI (12-5) squares off with UFC veteran Heather Jo Clark (8-6).

The updated Invicta FC 32 fight card can be found below:

Featherweight Title: Felicia Spencer (5-0) vs. Pam Sorenson (7-2)
Strawweight: MIZUKI (12-5) vs. Heather Jo Clark (8-6)
Atomweight: Ashley Cummins (6-4) vs. Jessica Delboni (7-0)
Featherweight: Kaitlin Young (8-9-1) vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos (6-2)
Bantamweight: Alexa Conners (5-2) vs. Julia Avila (5-1)
Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield (2-0) vs. Kay Hansen (3-1)
Flyweight: Liz Tracy (5-2) vs. Stephanie Geltmacher (3-0)
Strawweight: Isis Verbeek (0-0) vs. TBA

Ticket information for Invicta FC 32 will be announced in the near future.


About Invicta FC:

Invicta Fighting Championships 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 (Facebook.com/InvictaFights), and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.