Elizabeth Phillips vs. Leah Letson Added to Invicta FC 21, Hardy-Carpenter Canceled

Kansas City, Mo. — The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 21 has undergone a last-minute change.

Debuting flyweight Brieta Carpenter (0-0) suffered a concussion during training for her match-up with boxing world champion Heather Hardy (0-0) and has been forced off the fight card. Due to the timing of the change, a replacement opponent could not be found before the event. Hardy will be rescheduled for a future event.

Despite losing the flyweight bout, the fight card has added another bout. UFC veteran Elizabeth Phillips (5-4) will make her promotional debut against fellow newcomer Leah “Nidas” Letson (3-1) in a featherweight match-up.

Invicta FC 21 will take place Saturday, Jan. 14 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event will air live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. The event will be headlined by an interim featherweight title fight between Megan Anderson (7-2) and Charmaine Tweet (9-5).

The updated fight card for Invicta FC 21 can be found below:

Interim Featherweight Title: Megan Anderson (7-2) vs. Charmaine Tweet (9-5)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-1) vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-5)
Catchweight (120 pounds): Jodie Esquibel (5-2) vs. Kali Robbins (4-0)
Featherweight: Elizabeth Phillips (5-4) vs. Leah Letson (3-1)
Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks (2-1) vs. Aspen Ladd (4-0)
Andrea Lee (4-2) vs. Jenny Liou (6-4)
Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (7-2) vs. Celine Haga (10-13)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (3-2) vs. Christine Ferea (0-0)

Tickets for Invicta FC 21 can be purchased via

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 (, and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.