May 1, 2013
The Resurrection Fighting Alliance will make their Wisconsin debut on Friday June 21st with a card topped by home state favorite Sergio Pettis (7-0). The 19 year old Pettis, out of Milwaukee, will be opposed by 15 year pro Jeff Curran (33-15-1) at RFA 8.The five round fight will be for the inaugural RFA flyweight belt.
A dynamic striker who has competed successfully at 135 and 125 pounds, Pettis last stepped in the cage in March for Wisconsin's NAFC promotion. A four star prospect at whichever weight he calls home Pettis trains out of the heralded Roufus Sport gym. Pettis entered 2013 as the number 12 rated bantamweight prospect in MMA according to ULTMMA.com.
April 13, 2013
The hype train keeps chugging along for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu superstar turned mixed martial arts prospect Robert Drysdale (6-0). The 31 year old Drysdale took part of the undercard of the AXS TV televised undercard of Legacy Fighting Championship 19. A 11 fight card from the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas featured more than a handful of quality MMA prospects in search of a breakout performance.
The 205 pound Drysdale was paired with five year pro D.J. Linderman (13-5). In a bout that lasted less than two minutes Drysdale suffocated Linderman with his grappling superiority. After some early moments on the feet Drysdale swung with a punch and was able to wrap Linderman in a brief clinch battle.
April 10, 2013
The duo of E. Casey Leydon & Cynthia Vance takes you behind the scenes of Invicta FC 5 in Kansas City, Missouri. The five minute film entitled "All Angles with Rose Namajunas" gives fans a closer look in the cage, locker room and post fight with strawweight prospect Rose Namajunas (2-0).
April 2, 2013
Highly touted 135 and 125 pound prospect Sergio Pettis (7-0) returned to his home state of Wisconsin for the first time in three fights to headline NAFC Battleground. The nine bout bill took place at the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee with Pettis sharing the marquee with Ohio fighter Josh Robinson (7-7). Pettis was originally booked for RFA's last event in Colorado on March 22nd but his opponent bowed out with an injury on short notice.
For Pettis the 15 minute fight Robinson was a showcase for his offensive skill set. Rounds one and two featured Pettis striking circles around a slower opponent. Head kicks and punching combos put Pettis ahead on the scorecards heading into the final frame.
March 28, 2013
Former NFL cheerleader Rachel Wray (3-1 am) had her fourth amateur fight in the co-main event for Missouri fight promotion UBCB. Wray, a former cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs, was matched up with Kansas fighter Nadia Nixon (4-5 am) in a 115 pound strawweight bout. Contested with three by three minutes rounds, it was Wray's first amateur fight to go to decision.
Wray is wearing the black and pink with blue wrist tape. Nixon is in the pink and black with red wrist tape. After three rounds the judges cageside awarded Nixon the decision victory. Rounds two and three are after the jump.
March 20, 2013
Pound for pound great and vicious KO artist Cris Cyborg (10-1, 1 NC) of Curitiba, Brazil will square off with rising star Fiona Muxlow (6-2) of Townsville, Queensland Australia in a featured featherweight (145 pounds) bout at the Invicta Fighting Championships women's Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world championship doubleheader event at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City after a rib injury sustained in training camp forced Cyborg's original opponent Ediane "India" Gomes to withdraw from the scheduled matchup, Invicta FC officials announced today.
Muxlow's original Invicta FC 5 featherweight opponent, hard-punching Julia "The Jewel" Budd (4-2) of Port Moody, BC Canada, will be matched with a new opponent to be announced soon.
February 14, 2013
The foremost women's mixed martial arts promotion Invicta Fighting Championships dances with the sounds of hardcore punk band Botch in "Fight Night Invicta FC 4". Our friends at All Elbows, videographer E. Casey Leydon, with additional photographer from Cynthia Vance present fight night highlights and drama from Invicta FC's 4th card in January. 90s punk four-piece Botch provide a complimenting soundtrack for the athletes of Invicta FC.
February 12, 2013
Women's world championship Mixed Martial! Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships has partnered with Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City to deliver the promotion's first world championship doubleheader event in history on Friday, April 5.
In the main event, reigning Invicta FC Atomweight (105 pounds) Champion Jessica Penne (10-1) of Huntington Beach, Calif. will defend her crown against superstar Michelle "The Karate Hottie" Waterson (10-3) of Albuquerque, N.M. and, in the co-main event and first-ever Invicta FC flyweight (125 pounds) title fight, submission ace Vanessa Porto (15-5) of Sao Paulo, Brazil will square off with red-hot star Barb Honchak (7-2) of Bettendorf, Iowa.
February 1, 2013
Legacy FC 17 results
San Antonio, TX
Dan Hornbuckle def. Pete Spratt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
*Jared Rosholt def. Richard Odoms via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
*Kevin Aguilar def. Nick Gonzalez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Johnny Ray Rodriguez def. Johnny Rodriguez via submission armbar 3:00 R1
*Patrick Ybarra def. Billy Buch via submission armbar 1:29 R1
Reynaldo Trujillo def. James King via TKO (strikes) 1:16 R1
Daniel Jolly def. Larry Hopkins via submission rear naked choke R1
Chris Lopez def. Melvin Jordan via decision
Jamal Emmers def. Ernest De La Cruz via decision
Marco Hernandez def. Cameron Martin via submission rear naked choke 2:59 R1
*Prospect to watch
January 22, 2013
On January 1, 2012 Invicta Fighting Championships was merely an idea and still weeks away from officially announcing the details of their first fight card. From April 28, 2012 to January 5, 2013 the rookie all-female promotion held more than 50 fights over the course of four events. On a regional level Invicta FC shot out of the gates with a recipe of hype, grassroots marketing and momentum unmatched by most if not all local mixed martial arts shows over the last five years.
The early success coupled with the often times polarizing nature of watching two females compete in cage fighting put Invicta FC under a larger microscope than your typical local MMA promotion. The newfound spotlight allowed Invicta FC to work hand in hand with Women's MMA's growth spurt of 2012. With a small staff Invicta FC was excellent at directing the MMA media's narrative and maximizing the company's exposure for each of their four fight cards.
Invicta FC joins Shark Fights in 2009, Tachi Palace Fights in 2010, and Cage Warriors FC in 2012 as ULTMMA.com local MMA promotion of the year award recipients. ULTMMA.com sat down with Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp to discuss the origins of the promotion, broadcast deals and the company's goals for 2013.