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Lisa Spangler Replaces Raquel Pa’aluhi; Invicta FC 31 Adds Eighth Bout

Kansas City, Mo. — The fight card for Invicta FC 31 is complete.

Former bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pa’aluhi (6-6) has been forced off the card due to injury and will be replaced by Invicta FC veteran Lisa “The Strangler” Spangler (2-0). Spangler, who made her professional debut at Invicta FC 29, will welcome fellow undefeated fighter Shanna Young (4-0) to the promotion.

Also added to the fight card is a flyweight match-up between Miranda Maverick (3-1) and Victoria Leonardo (2-0). Missouri’s Maverick makes a quick turnaround after competing at Invicta FC 30 in July. Leonardo, who hails from Louisiana, has quickly earned two victories after turning pro earlier this year.

Invicta FC 31 takes place Saturday, Sept. 1, from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. It will be headlined by a strawweight title clash between Brazilians Virna Jandiroba (13-0) and Janaisa Morandin (10-1). The event will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT.

The updated fight card for Invicta FC 31 can be found below:

Strawweight Title: Virna Jandiroba (13-0) vs. Janaisa Morandin (10-1)
Flyweight: Pearl Gonzalez (8-3) vs. Daiane Firmino (10-2)
Bantamweight: Shanna Young (4-0) vs. Lisa Spangler (2-0)
Strawweight: Mallory Martin (3-2) vs. Ashley Nichols (3-2)
Flyweight: Miranda Maverick (3-1) vs. Victoria Leonardo (2-0)
Atomweight: Kelly D’Angelo (2-2) vs. Lindsey VanZandt (3-0)
Strawweight: Helen Peralta (2-0) vs. Kay Hansen (2-1)
Featherweight: Audrey Drew (1-0) vs. Holli Salazar (1-0)

Tickets for Invicta FC 31 are available now via Ticketfly.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.

Pam Sorenson vs. Helena Kolesnyk, Miranda Maverick vs. Gabby Romero Join Invicta FC 24

Kansas City, Mo. — The line-up for Invicta Fighting Championships 24 is complete with eight total bouts.

Stepping up on short notice will be featherweight Pam Sorenson (5-2), who meets Ukranian newcomer Helena Kolesnyk (5-0, 1 NC).

The atomweight contest between Jinh Yu Frey (5-2) and Ashley Cummins (5-3) has been elevated to the night’s co-main event after former bantamweight title challenger Yana Kunitskaya (9-3, 1 NC) suffered an injury and was forced off the card. Kunitskaya’s bout against Raquel Pa’aluhi (6-5) has been rescheduled for August.

Finally, 20-year-old Miranda Maverick (2-0) returns to the Invicta cage to take on Gabby Romero (2-1) in a flyweight match-up.

Invicta FC 24 is headlined by the promotional debut of UFC veteran Milana Dudieva (11-5) and fellow flyweight Mara Romero Borella (10-4, 1 NC). The event takes place Saturday, July 15, from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., and streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT.

The eight-fight card for Invicta FC 24 can be found below:

Flyweight: Milana Dudieva (11-5) vs. Mara Romero Borella (10-4, 1 NC)
Atomweight: Jinh Yu Frey (5-2) vs. Ashley Cummins (5-3)
Featherweight: Pam Sorenson (5-2) vs. Helena Kolesnyk (5-0, 1 NC)
Flyweight: Karina Rodríguez (4-2) vs. Bárbara Acioly (4-0)
Flyweight: Miranda Maverick (2-0) vs. Gabby Romero (2-1)
Strawweight: Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir (2-0) vs. Kelly D’Angelo (2-0)
Featherweight: Felicia Spencer (2-0) vs. Amy Coleman (2-1)
Strawweight: Mallory Martin (1-1) vs. Tiffany Masters (2-0)

Tickets for the event can be purchased through Ticketfly.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.