Entries by Rob Tatum

Invicta Contract a Dream Come True for Tournament Winner Amber Leibrock

Kansas City, Mo. — “Don’t underestimate the new girl!” Those are the words of 26-year-old Amber Leibrock, the newest addition to the Invicta FC featherweight division. The Hayward, Calif.-based fighter earned a contract with the promotion after winning the Tuff-N-Uff “Future Stars of MMA” tournament on Jan. 9. Leibrock entered the tournament on just five days’ […]

Invicta Strawweight Champion Katja Kankaanpää Inks New Contract

Kansas City, Mo. — Invicta’s reigning strawweight champion, Katja Kankaanpää, has signed a new contract with the promotion. Kankaanpää, who has made three appearances in the Invicta cage, captured the 115-pound title at Invicta FC 8 in September with a fifth-round D’arce choke finish of Stephanie Eggink. The 33-year-old Finnish fighter also holds wins over Invicta […]

Invicta FC Signs Australian Bantamweight Jessica-Rose Clark

Kansas City, Mo. — Invicta FC has added another Australian fighter to its roster. Bantamweight Jessica-Rose Clark becomes the fourth Australian to join the promotion, following in the footsteps of Fiona Muxlow, Alex Chambers and former title challenger Bec Rawlings. “Jessy Jess” is currently riding a three-fight winning streak with notable victories over Kate Da Silva, Rhiannon Thompson […]

Atomweight Cassie Rodish Re-signs with Invicta FC

Kansas City, Mo. — The Invicta atomweight division is welcoming back Cassie Rodish. The 34-year-old Iowa native has re-signed with the promotion nearly two years after her last appearance in the Invicta cage. Rodish has competed for the organization on three occasions, falling short against Simona Soukupova, but submitting Meghan Wright at the promotion’s inaugural event in 2012 […]

Unbeaten Emily Corso Added to Invicta Flyweight Division

Kansas City, Mo. — The Invicta FC flyweight roster has added another fighter. Unbeaten Emily Corso is the latest combatant to join the expanding 125-pound division. The 26-year-old Oregon fighter carries a perfect 4-0 record in her professional career. She also went 9-1 as an amateur. All four of her pro wins have come via […]

Sharon Jacobson Latest Addition to Invicta FC Flyweight Roster

Kansas City, Mo. — The flyweight division continues to expand as Invicta Fighting Championships has signed another 125-pound fighter. Sharon Jacobson is the newest athlete to sign with the promotion. The 31-year-old is a former U.S. Nationals wrestling champion and Army Combatives veteran. She will enter the promotion on the heels of a dominant, 44-second […]

Brazil’s Mariana Morais Joins Invicta FC Flyweight Ranks

Kansas City, Mo. — The flyweight division of Invicta Fighting Championships has received another boost. Brazilian Mariana Morais has signed a contract to compete in the Invicta cage. The 19-year-old fighter from São Paulo has amassed an 8-2 professional record while primarily competing in her native country. She holds the rank of blue belt in Brazilian […]

Strawweight Lynn Alvarez Returns to Invicta FC

Kansas City, Mo. — A familiar face is returning to Invicta Fighting Championships. Strawweight Lynn Alvarez has rejoined the promotion to strengthen the 115-pound division. The 29-year-old Alvarez has scored six wins over the course of her nine-fight career that dates back to 2007. Five of those victories have come via submission. “Lights Out” has […]

Invicta FC Signs Flyweight Aspen Ladd

Kansas City, Mo. — Invicta Fighting Championships has added a new face to its flyweight division. Joining the 125-pound ranks will be 19-year-old Californian Aspen Ladd. The fighter will make her professional debut in the Invicta cage after amassing an 8-1 record as amateur. In Ladd’s most recent outing, she captured the Tuff-N-Uff flyweight title […]

Invicta FC 10 Results: Herica Tiburcio Submits Michelle Waterson, Claims Atomweight Championship

On Friday, Dec. 5, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio from the Arena Theatre in Houston. The eight-fight event streamed live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. The night’s main event saw the atomweight championship change hands as Brazil’s Herica Tiburcio submitted Michelle Waterson in the third round via guillotine choke. Tiburcio was aggressive […]