Three Bouts Added to Invicta FC 12 Lineup

Kansas City, Mo. — Invicta Fighting Championships has added three new bouts to Invicta FC 12 which takes place Friday, April 24 from the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.

In the night’s co-main event, flyweight Roxanne Modafferi (17-11) will square off with Brazilian Vanessa Porto (17-6). The pair met previously in 2008, with Modafferi earning a third-round TKO victory. Modafferi has earned back-to-back wins inside the Invicta cage, earning decisions over Tara LaRosa and Andrea Lee. Porto, who challenged for the Invicta title at Invicta FC 5, also rides a two-fight winning streak, including a decision win over Zoila Frausto at Invicta FC 7.

Joining the Modafferi-Porto fight will be two featherweight contests. New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin (4-1) will make her promotional debut against the resurgent Amanda Bell (3-2), while Peggy Morgan (3-2) returns to welcome Latoya Walker (4-0) to the promotion.

Invicta FC 12 will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Headlining the event will be a strawweight title fight between Finland’s Katja Kankaanpää (10-1-1) and Brazil’s Livia Renata Souza (7-0).

Ticket information and additional bouts for Invicta FC 12 will be announced at a later date.

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. For more information, visit, follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights) and like Invicta on Facebook (