Invicta FC returns this weekend for Invicta FC 19 which takes place at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday, Sept. 23 and airs live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
Invicta FC 19 will be headlined by interim flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (13-4-1), who puts her belt on the line against veteran Roxanne Modafferi (19-12).
Brazil’s Maia captured gold at Invicta FC 16 in March in an extremely exciting bout against Vanessa Porto. The 27-year-old currently rides a four-fight winning streak. The UFC and Strikeforce veteran Modafferi has won back-to-back fights over DeAnna Bennett and Mariana Morais.
The co-main event also features gold on the line as atom weight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) aims to make her second title defense against Jinh Yu Frey (5-1).
Japan’s Hamasaki was last in action in March, submitting challenger Amber Brown via third-round armbar to retain her 105-pound championship. Frey will enter the title match-up having won three straight fights under the Invicta FC banner.
In addition, Mexico’s Irene Aldana (5-2) will take on former featherweight Faith Van Duin (6-2) of New Zealand, undefeated Indian strawweight Manjit Kolekar (9-0) meets veteran Kaline Medeiros (7-4), Tiffany Van Soest (0-0) makes her professional and promotional debut against a soon-to-be-announced strawweight opponent, atom weight Julia Jones (4-0) looks to keep her perfect record intact against Stephanie Skinner (4-5), Amber Leibrock (1-1) welcomes fellow featherweight Amy Coleman (2-0) to the Invicta cage, and Ashley Greenway (1-0) clashes with Icelandic newcomer Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (0-0).
The complete fight card for Invicta FC 19 can be found below:
Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (13-4-1) vs. Roxanne Modafferi (19-12)
Atomweight Title: Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (5-1)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (5-2) vs. Faith Van Duin (6-2)
Strawweight: Manjit Kolekar (9-0) vs. Kaline Medeiros (7-4)
Strawweight: Tiffany Van Soest (0-0) vs. Kalyn Schwartz (0-0)
Atomweight: Julia Jones (4-0) vs. Stephanie Skinner (4-5)
Featherweight: Amber Leibrock (1-1) vs. Amy Coleman (2-0)
Strawweight: Ashley Greenway (1-0) vs. Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (0-0)