Invicta FC will once again land at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Saturday, May 7 for Invicta FC 17.
The event will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight pitting champion Tonya Evinger (17-5) against California’s own Colleen Schneider (10-6).
Evinger enters her first title defense riding an eight-fight winning streak, including six finishes. The 31-year-old captured 135-pound gold at Invicta FC 13 with a fourth-round TKO of Irene Aldana. In her most recent outing, Evinger stopped Sweden’s Pannie Kianzad at Invicta FC 14 in a non-title affair.
The challenger Schneider will step into her title challenge having won four straight of her own. She was in action at Invicta FC 15 in January, earning a decision win over Raquel Pa’aluhi and securing her place as the No. 1 contender for Evinger’s belt.
The co-main event will feature a strawweight championship affair between unbeaten champion Livia Renata Souza (9-0) and UFC veteran Angela “Overkill” Hill (4-2). Brazil’s Souza made the first defense of her belt in January at Invicta FC 15, when she stopped the previously undefeated DeAnna Bennett by first-round TKO. Making her appearance on a third straight Invicta FC card, the challenger Hill has been on a tear since debuting for the organization, knocking out veteran Alida Gray and former title challenger Stephanie Eggink en route to the championship opportunity.
Check out the full fight card below along with a video preview of the event below:
Tonya Evinger vs. Colleen Schneider
Livia Renata Souza vs. Angela Hill
Mizuki Inoue vs. Alline Serio
Charmaine Tweet vs. Latoya Walker
Julia Jones vs. Tessa Rose Simpson
Megan Anderson vs. Amanda Bell