DENVER — On Tuesday, July 19, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 48: Tennant vs. Rubin. The fight card marks Invicta’s first event in Colorado, visiting ReelWorks Denver on Wednesday, July 20.
In the night’s headliner, Taneisha “Triple Threat” Tennant (4-1) will make the first defense of her bantamweight crown when she takes on former Bellator MMA No. 1 contender “Big Bad” Olga Rubin (7-2). The co-main event also takes place in the bantamweight division as UFC veteran Talita Bernardo (7-4) collides with fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Yana “Naná” Gadelha (7-4).
Rounding out the lineup, Liana “Li” Pirosin (7-4) and Kristina “Warhorse” Williams (5-3) look to continue their ascension up the flyweight ladder, strawweight boxing veteran Melissa “La Bella Bestia” Oddessa (3-1) collides with Dutch kickboxing sensation Isis “Fight Queen” Verbeek (3-1), Amber “Touch ‘Em Up” Leibrock returns to the promotion for the first time since 2016 to meet PFL veteran “Mad Dog” Morgan Frier (4-3) at featherweight, and Auttumn “The Natural” Norton (1-1) takes on Canadian debutant “Sweet” Maria Djukic (2-0) in a bantamweight match-up.
The event will be overseen by the Colorado Combative Sports Commission and will feature open scoring. Tickets to the event are available through Eventbrite. All bouts will be broadcast on AXS TV in the U.S., Fight Network in Canada, and Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, starting at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins:
Bantamweight Title: Taneisha Tennant (134.3) vs. Olga Rubin (134.1)
Bantamweight: Talita Bernardo (135.2) vs. Yana Gadelha (135.6)
Flyweight: Liana Pirosin (126) vs. Kristina Williams (125.4)
Strawweight: Melissa Oddessa (115.1) vs. Isis Verbeek (115.5)
Featherweight: Amber Leibrock (145.6) vs. Morgan Frier (145.4)
Bantamweight: Auttumn Norton (135.4) vs. Maria Djukic (135.7)
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, Cleveland 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.