Kansas City, Kan. — On Thursday, June 6, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 35: Bennett vs. Rodríguez II. The event takes place from from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, June 7, with the entire card streaming live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 7 p.m. CT.
In the night’s main event, the flyweight contender tournament will come to a close as UFC veteran DeAnna Bennett (10-4-1) rematches Mexico’s Karina Rodríguez (7-3). The pair met previously at Invicta FC 28, with Bennett edging Rodríguez by decision. The pair meet again with a flyweight title shot on the line. Bennett defeated Missouri’s Miranda Maverick and Rodriguez topped UFC veteran Milana Dudieva in the tournament semifinals at Invicta FC 34 in February. The winner will be the next to challenge Brazilian champion Vanessa Porto.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Flyweight Contender Bout: DeAnna Bennett (125.3) vs. Karina Rodríguez (125.4)
Atomweight: Alesha Zappitella (106) vs. Viviane Pereira (106.7)*
Strawweight: Kanako Murata (116) vs. Liana Pirosin (115.8)
Bantamweight: Katharina Lehner (135.4) vs. Lisa Spangler (135.4)
Featherweight: Kaitlin Young (145.8) vs. Faith McMah (146.4)#
Bantamweight: Chelsea Chandler (136) vs. Brittney Victoria (134)
Atomweight: Kelly D’Angelo (108.8)* vs. Jillian DeCoursey (105.4)
Atomweight: Loma Lookboonmee (105.5) vs. Monique Adriane (105.6)
Strawweight: Valerie Wong (114.5) vs. Genia Goodin (114.3)
* – Pereira and D’Angelo missed the atomweight limit of 106 pounds and were fined 25 percent of their respective fight purses
# – McMah missed the featherweight limit of 146 pounds and was fined 25 percent of her fight purse
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.