Kansas City, Mo. — The last match-up for Invicta Fighting Championships 19 has been finalized.
The promotion announced last week that Muay Thai champion Tiffany Van Soest (0-0) will be making her professional and promotional debut at the event. Her opponent will be Oregon’s Kalyn Schwartz (0-0). Schwartz, dubbed “.50 Kal,” is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who will also be making her first professional appearance. The 27-year-old amassed six victories during her amateur career, including back-to-back wins under the King of the Cage promotion.
Invicta FC 19 will be headlined by interim flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (13-4-1), who puts her belt on the line against veteran Roxanne Modafferi (19-12). The co-main event also features gold on the line as atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) aims to make her second title defense against Jinh Yu Frey (5-1). The event takes place from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday, Sept. 23 and airs live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
The complete fight card for Invicta FC 19 can be found below:
Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (13-4-1) vs. Roxanne Modafferi (19-12)
Atomweight Title: Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (5-1)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (5-2) vs. Faith Van Duin (6-2)
Strawweight: Manjit Kolekar (9-0) vs. Kaline Medeiros (7-4)
Strawweight: Tiffany Van Soest (0-0) vs. Kalyn Schwartz (0-0)
Atomweight: Julia Jones (4-0) vs. Stephanie Skinner (4-5)
Featherweight: Amber Leibrock (1-1) vs. Amy Coleman (2-0)
Strawweight: Ashley Greenway (1-0) vs. Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (0-0)
Tickets for Invicta FC 19 are on sale now for $75, $50 and $35 at 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.