KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced the full fight card for its upcoming Invicta FC 46: Rodríguez vs. Souza event, which takes place Wednesday, March 9 from Memorial Hall.
In the night’s main event, Mexico’s Karina Rodríguez (9-4) defends her 125-pound belt opposite Brazilian newcomer Ketlen “Esquentadinha” Souza (11-3). Rodríguez earned the title after a five-round battle against Brazil’s Daiana Torquato. The veteran rides the momentum of three victories in her last four appearances, including wins over UFC alums DeAnna Bennett and Milana Dudieva. The 26-year-old Souza will step into the Invicta cage for the first time carrying a three-fight winning streak. A proven finisher, Souza has stopped eight of her 11 wins by knockout.
Joining the previously announced bouts is another flyweight match-up, as Kristina “Warhorse” Williams (4-3) makes her promotional debut against French Polynesia’s Flore “Aito Hine” Hani (4-1). Also, Mexico’s Nadia Vera (3-1) will kick off the night’s action against grappling ace Fatima “The Archangel” Kline (1-0) in a strawweight affair.
Invicta FC 46: Rodríguez vs. Souza will be overseen by the Kansas Athletic Commission and will feature open scoring. Tickets for the event can be purchased through Eventbrite. Broadcast details for the event will be announced in the near future.
The full fight card can be found below:
Flyweight Title: Karina Rodríguez vs. Ketlen Souza
Flyweight: Daiana Torquato vs. Milana Dudieva
Strawweight: Danielle Taylor vs. Liz Tracy
Flyweight: Kristina Williams vs. Flore Hani
Atomweight: Paulina Granados vs. Monique Adriane
Strawweight: Fatima Kline vs. Nadia Vera
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships (invictafc.com) 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 (InvictaFights) and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City and Toronto. Anthem’s portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.