Viviane Pereira Replaces Heather Jo Clark, Faces MIZUKI at Invicta FC 32
Kansas City, Mo. — The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 32 has undergone some changes.
Japanese strawweight MIZUKI (12-5) will no longer square off with UFC veteran Heather Jo Clark (8-6), as Clark has been forced off the card. Stepping in for Clark is another UFC veteran, Brazil’s Viviane Pereira (13-2). “Sucuri” holds wins over former UFC title challenger Valerie Letourneau and current UFC fighter Poliana Botelho.
An opponent for GLORY Kickboxing veteran Isis Verbeek (0-0) has been secured as Colorado strawweight Kathryn Paprocki (1-0) will make her promotional debut against the Dutch fighter.
Also, a bantamweight bout will kick off the night’s action as California’s Chelsea Chandler (0-1) returns to the Invicta cage to welcome undefeated Oklahoman Mitzi Merry (2-0) to the promotion. Chandler made her professional debut at Invicta FC 28, while both of Merry’s victories have come via submission.
Invicta FC 32 takes place from the FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Okla., on Friday, Nov. 16. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m CT. The event is headlined by a featherweight title fight featuring undefeated Felicia Spencer (5-0) and veteran Pam Sorenson (7-2).
The updated Invicta FC 32 fight card can be found below:
Featherweight Title: Felicia Spencer (5-0) vs. Pam Sorenson (7-2)
Strawweight: MIZUKI (12-5) vs. Viviane Pereira (13-2)
Atomweight: Ashley Cummins (6-4) vs. Jessica Delboni (7-0)
Featherweight: Kaitlin Young (8-9-1) vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos (6-2)
Bantamweight: Alexa Conners (5-2) vs. Julia Avila (5-1)
Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield (2-0) vs. Kay Hansen (3-1)
Flyweight: Liz Tracy (5-2) vs. Stephanie Geltmacher (3-0)
Strawweight: Isis Verbeek (0-0) vs. Kathryn Paprocki (1-0)
Bantamweight: Chelsea Chandler (0-1) vs. Mitzi Merry (2-0)
Tickets for Invicta FC 32 can be purchased through Ticketfly.com.
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 (Facebook.com/InvictaFights), and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.