On September 6th, history will be made for a couple of different reasons. One, Invicta FC 8 debuts on UFC Fight Pass. The other reason would be two World Titles are on the line!
In the main event, recently crowned Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, Michelle Waterson looks to defend her title for the first time against the #6 ranked Atomweight in the world, Yasuko Tamada. Waterson is riding a five fight winning streak, with wins over Jessica Penne (former Invicta Champion), Lacey Schuckman, and Diana Rael. Waterson hasn’t lost since 2010! Looking to snap Waterson’s winning streak is the Deep and Jewels FC veteran Yasuko Tamada. Tamada is on a three fight winning streak and is looking to win her first fight in the United States. In her 26 professional fights, she has never been submitted or knocked out.
The vacant Invicta FC Strawweight title is on the line in the co-main event, as the former XFC World Champion Stephanie Eggink takes on the “Killer Bunny” Katja Kankaanpaa. Eggink is currently on a three fight winning streak. Her last win was over Angela Magana. Eggink’s opponent Katja Kankaanpaa is one of the brightest prospects. At 9-1, she has defeated Bellator veteran Aisling Daly and UFC veteran Juliana De Lima.
Following the co-main event, Elite XC and Tuff-N-Uff veteran Tonya Evinger takes on the 10-2 Ediane Gomes. Evinger is riding a 4 fight winning streak and is ranked the #10 135 pound female fighter. She has defeated Carina Damm, Sarah D’Alelio, and Julie Kedzie. She takes on a very tough opponent in Ediane Gomes. Gomes is also riding a four fight winning streak, and in this streak, she has defeated STRIKEFORCE veteran Hiroko Yamanaka, UFC veteran Leslie Smith, and Katalina Malungahu.
These are just three of the fights on the card! Bellator veteran Michelle Ould takes on undefeated prospect DeAnna Bennett; former STRIKEFORCE contender Roxanne Modafferi takes on the always tough Tara LaRosa; Ultimate Fighter veteran Peggy Morgan takes on Irene Aldana; tough striker Veronica Rothenhausler takes on Charmaine Tweet; three time Invicta FC veteran Ashley Cummins takes on the 4-0 Alexa Grasso; Jodie Esquibel takes on prospect Jinh Yu Frey; and J.J. Aldrich takes on Delaney Owen.
This is another great fight card put together from Shannon Knapp.
Make sure you watch this stacked card on September 6th live in person at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO, or on UFC Fight Pass.
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