Strawweight Title Tournament Headlines Invicta FC 50 in Denver

DENVER — Invicta Fighting Championships is returning to the Mile High City for its milestone 50th numbered event on Wednesday, Nov. 16. After an action-packed debut in Colorado in July, the world’s premier combat sports organization for women will once again visit Reelworks Denver with a stacked fight card.

The event will include a one-night, four-woman tournament to crown a new strawweight champion. The four athletes competing for 115-pound supremacy are recent Invicta winner Valesca “Tina Black” Machado (10-3), UFC veteran Gloria “Glorinha” de Paula (6-5), 20-year-old Brazilian Ediana “Mel Pitbull” Silva (12-2) and Polish newcomer Karolina “Polish Assassin” Wójcik (9-2). Both the semifinals and final bout will consist of three, five-minute rounds. Tournament match-ups will be drawn during the event’s weigh-ins on Nov. 15.

In the night’s co-feature, former bantamweight title challenger Katharina Lehner (7-3) of Germany meets UFC veteran Talita Bernardo (8-4). Lehner will be competing under the Invicta banner for the fourth time, while the Brazilian Bernardo looks to build on her successful Invicta debut in July. Also featured on the card will be a bantamweight bout between Denver’s own “Grizzly” Claire Guthrie (3-1) and undefeated Brazilian Marilia “The Tigress” Morais (3-0).

Finally, the event will include two strawweight tournament reserve match-ups. Wrestling sensation Sharon “The Dream Catcher” Jacobson (6-5) takes on unbeaten boxer Melissa “La Bella Bestia” Oddessa (3-2) and sanda specialist Maira Mazar (8-4) collides with Ireland’s Danni McCormack (5-2).

The event will be overseen by the Colorado Combative Sports Commission and will feature open scoring. The event will be broadcast on AXS TV in the U.S., Fight Network in Canada, and Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, kicking off at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT. Tickets to the event will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. MT through Eventbrite.

The current fight card can be found below:

Strawweight Title Tournament Final: TBD vs. TBD
Bantamweight: Katharina Lehner vs. Talita Bernardo
Bantamweight: Claire Guthrie vs. Marilia Morais
Strawweight Title Tournament Semifinal: TBD vs. TBD
Strawweight Title Tournament Semifinal: TBD vs. TBD
Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve: Sharon Jacobson vs. Melissa Oddessa
Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve: Maira Mazar vs. Danni McCormack

Strawweight Title Tournament Participants
Valesca Machado
Gloria de Paula
Ediana Silva
Karolina Wójcik

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 (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.

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  1. Kim
    Kim says:

    I would like to know when your next female bout is. I heard February. Maybe email me upcoming fights & info.? Thx!

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