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.
Hi. I am really looking forward to this card. As it it is today of writing 26th Jan, I am buzzing with the match ups. Ace.
Just want to say thanks & congratulate all involved, because having watched EVERY time Invicta has put a fight card on, the incredible boost in production and the fights themselves, is clear for all to see!
From commentary to when the cage door closes and then opens again, Invicta is entertaining indeed.
Please keep up the great work and all the very best to fighters and staff.
Ps: Is that enough brown-nosing for a free XL hoodie? )