Invicta 5 result

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Michelle Waterson Armbars Jessica Penne
in electrifying night of women’s MMA action
Barb Honchak earns unanimous decision over vanessa porto to become
first Invicta FC World Flyweight Champ in history
Cris Cyborg stops Fiona Muxlow In First Round
setting Up Rematch With Marloes Coenen
Sarah Kaufman Earns Split Decision Over Leslie Smith In Barnburner Battle

 
 


pic 1-3 / Jessica Penne vs. Michelle Waterson – Waterson (right) secures the finishing hold on Penne (left).
pic 2-3 / Logo Invicta FC
pic 3-3 / Jessica Penne vs. Michelle Waterson – Waterson was crowned the new Invicta Fighting Championships world atomweight champion after submitting reigning champ Jessica Penne with an armbar in the four round of their main event showdown at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. on Friday, April 5, live on InvictaFC.com.
 
 

Result – Invicta 5

(updated 06.04.2013)

MATCH Red Corner Blue Corner WEIGHT CLASS / DISTANCE
WEIGHT RESULT

1

Australia
St. Ives
New South Wales

Alex
Chambers

rear neked choke
1. Round / 1:35min

win

Versus New Mexico
Albuquerque
New Mexico

Jodie
Esquibel

 
 
lose

105.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  103.8 lbs.
Blue Corner  105.0 lbs.

2

USA
St. Paul – Minnesota

Rose
Namajunas

flying armbar
1. Round / 1:12min

win

Versus USA width=
Tahlequah – Oklahoma

Kathina
Catron

 
 
lose

115.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  115.6 lbs.
Blue Corner  115.8 lbs.

3

Finland
Seinajoki

Katja
Kankaanpaa

by point
30:27 30:27 29:28

win

Versus Brasil
Belo Horizonte

Juliana
Carnerio Lima

 
 
lose

115.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  115.3 lbs.
Blue Corner  115.4 lbs.

4

USA
Richmond – Kentucky

Jessamyn
Duke

 
 
lose

Versus USA width=
Dublin – California

Miriam
Nakamoto

KO knee
1. Round / 2:20min

win

135.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  135.3 lbs.
Blue Corner  135.8 lbs.

5

USA
Des Moines – Iowa

Cassie
Rodish

 
 
lose

Versus England
London

Simona
Soukupova

submission guillotine choke
2. Round / 2:20min

win

105.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  104.6 lbs.
Blue Corner  104.6 lbs.

6

Australia
Brisbane

Bec
Hyatt

submission armbar
1. Round / 3:30min

win

Versus Austria” width=
Graz

Jasminka
Cive

 
 
lose

115.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  115.4 lbs.
Blue Corner  115.0 lbs.

7

Canada
Port Moody BC

Julia
Budd

rear naked choke
3. Round / 1:04min

win

Versus USA
KansasCity, MO

Mollie
Estes

 
 
lose

145.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  145.8 lbs.
Blue Corner  144.4 lbs.

8

USA
Saint Lousi Park, Minnesota

Kaitlin
Young

 
 
lose

Versus USA” width=
Katy, Texas

Lauren
Taylor

by point
29:28 29:28 29:28

win

135.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  135.6 lbs.
Blue Corner  134.9 lbs.

9

USA” width=
Cincinnati, OH

Zoila
Frausto-Gurgel

 
 
lose

Versus Brasil” width=
Curitiba

Jennifer
Maia

by point
30:27 29:28 29:28

win

125.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  125.5 lbs.
Blue Corner  124.5 lbs.

10

Canada
Victoriy BC

Sarah
Kaufman

by point
29:28 28:29 29:28

win

Versus USA” width=
Katy, Texas

Leslie
Smith

 
 
lose

135.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  135.5 lbs.
Blue Corner  134.9 lbs.

11

Brasil” width=
Curitiba
 

Cris
Cyborg

TKO punches
1. Round / 3:46min

win

Versus Australia” width=
Townsville
Queensland

Fiona
Muxlow

 
 
lose

145.0 lbs. / 3×5 minute
Red Corner  144.8 lbs.
Blue Corner  143.8 lbs.

12

Brasil
Sao Paulo

Vanessa
Porto

 
 
lose

Versus USA” width=
Bettendorf – Iowa

Barb
Honchak

by point
50:45 49_46 48:47

win

125.0 lbs. / 5×5 minute
Red Corner  124.8 lbs.
Blue Corner  124.6 lbs.

13

USA
Hunnington Beach – California

Jessica
Penne

 
 
lose

Versus USA” width=
Albuquerque – New Mexico

Michelle
Waterson

submission armbar
4. Round / 2:32min

win

105.0 lbs. / 5×5 minute
Red Corner  104.9 lbs.
Blue Corner  104.7 lbs.
Envicta FC Title

 
 

About Invicta Fighting Championships:

Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship 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 and sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible matchups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.

 

About Ameristar Kansas City:

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City is owned and operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: ASCA), and is a premier property characterized by a state-of-the-art casino floor and outstanding dining, lodging and entertainment options. The property features the largest casino and the most games in the Kansas City area, as well as one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest. Ameristar offers nine diverse dining venues — The Horizon Buffet, The Falcon Bakery, Pearl’s Oyster Bar, Great Plains Cattle Co., Amerisports Brew Pub, Casino Deli, Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, Burger King and Sbarro The Italian Eatery, as well as the Star Club, a private players’ lounge. Entertainment amenities include the Star Pavilion, featuring national headliners; Depot #9, with popular regional and local acts; the Regal Cinema’s Kansas City 18 Theater; Hi-Vi video arcade; and Kids Quest, a supervised child-care facility. The property also includes a 184-room hotel. The property was awarded “Favorite Casino” for the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association’s 2012 Visitor Choice Awards. Best Casino in 2012 Ingram’s Magazine “Best of Business Awards;” in the 2003, 2005, 2007 – 2009, 2011 Kansas City Magazine’s “Best of Kansas City” readers’ poll and 2011 Best Casino in Home in the Northland Magazine’s readers’ poll. Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City also was awarded Best Steakhouse, Best Buffet, Best Live Poker and Best Tournaments in the 2012 Casino Player Magazine’s “Best of Gaming” awards.

 
 
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Invicta FC5 weight-in results

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ALL 26 FIGHTERS ON WEIGHT FOR STAR-STUDDED
WOMEN’S MMA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
DOUBLEHEADER EVENT

 
 


pic 1-10 / Logo Incicta FC
pic 2-10 / Bec Hyatt vs. Jasminka Cive – “Rowdy” Bec Hyatt (left) displayed a stone-face glare on stage beside her opponent Jasminka Cive (right) at today’s Invicta Fighting Championships weigh-in, one day before the two bitter rivals face off at the women’s MMA world championship doubleheader event at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., live on InvictaFC.com.
pic 3-10 Julia Budd vs. Mollie Estes – Julia Budd (left) and Mollie Estes (right) will face each other in a featherweight contest on the main card.

pic 4-10 / Kaitlin Young vs. Lauren Taylor – Prolific striker Kaitlin Young (left) will make her fourth start in the Invicta FC cage against undefeated rising star Lauren Taylor (right) in a bantamweight battle.
pic 5-10 / Zoila Frausto Gurgel vs. Jennifer Maia – Superstar Zoila Frausto Gurgel (left) will make her much-anticipated Invicta FC debut against Jennifer Maia (right) in a flyweight tilt.
pic 6-10 / Sarah Kaufman vs. Leslie Smith – Former world champion Sarah Kaufman (left) weighed in at 135.5 pounds while her Invicta FC 5 bantamweight opponent Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (right) clocked in at 134.9 pounds.

pic 7-10 / Cris Cyborg vs. Fiona Muxlow – Pound-for-pound sensation Cris Cyborg (left) makes her return to the cage and her Invicta FC debut against Fiona Muxlow (right) in a featherweight battle.
pic 8-10 / Vanessa Porto vs. Barb Honchak – Vanessa Porto (left) will square off with Barb Honchak (right) in the co-main event and first-ever Invicta FC world flyweight title fight.
pic 9-10 / Jessica Penne vs. Michelle Waterson – Reigning Invicta FC World Atomweight Champion Jessica Penne (left) will put her title on the line in the Invicta FC 5 main event against fellow superstar Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (right).

pic 10-10 / Phoenix_Girls – Shannon Irhke / Gianna Puppo / Natasha Wicks – The Invicta FC Phoenix Girls (from left to right) Shannon Irhke, Gianna Puppo and Natasha Wicks debuted
their new outfits at today’s weigh-ins.
 
 

KANSAS CITY, (April 5, 2013) – All 13 bouts, including the world atomweight (105 pounds) title fight between defending champion Jessica Penne (10-1) of Huntington Beach, Calif. and challenger Michelle Waterson THE KARATE HOTTIE (10-3) of Albuquerque, N.M. were made official today for the Invicta Fighting Championships women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world championship doubleheader event tomorrow, Saturday, April 5 at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, live on Invicta FC.com.

Penne weighed in at 104.9 pounds and Waterson registered a weight of 104.7 pounds.

Co-main event opponents Barb Honchak (7-2) of Bettendorf, Iowa and Vanessa Porto (15-2) of Sao Paulo, Brazil weighed in at 124.6 pounds and 124.8 pounds, respectively, for their matchup that will be contested as the first Invicta FC world flyweight (125 pounds) championship bout in history.

Pound-for-pound great Cris Cyborg (10-1) of Curitiba, Brazil weighed in at 144.8 pounds for her Invicta FC featherweight (145 pounds) debut against Fiona Muxlow (6-2) of Townsville, Queensland Australia. Muxlow tipped the scales at 143.8 pounds.

Tickets for Invicta FC 5, priced from $25, are on sale online at TicketFly.com.

The live stream of the event, which will begin at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST, is available for purchase, in its entirety, on InvictaFC.com for a credit card charge of $9.95. Veteran MMA voice Mauro Ranallo, superstar Lawal KING MO and women’s sensation Julie Kedzie will call the action cageside.

In other action on the eight-bout main card, bantamweight (135 pounds) superstar Sarah Kaufman (15-2) of Victoria, BC Canada will go to war with Invicta FC 3 and Invicta FC 4 winner Leslie Smith THE PEACEMAKER (5-2-1) of Pleasant Hill, Calif.

Flyweight superstar Zoila Frausto Gurgel (12-2) of Cincinnati, Ohio will also make her Invicta FC debut in another featured bout against submission expert Jennifer Maia (6-2) of Curitiba, Parana Brazil.

Undefeated KO artist Lauren Taylor (5-0) of Anchorage, Alaska will battle hard-hitting Kaitlin Young (7-7-1) of St. Louis Park, Minn. at bantamweight.

Bec Hyatt ROWDY (4-2) of Brisbane, Australia will look to return to the win column against undefeated sensation and Invicta FC newcomer Jasminka Cive (5-0) of Graz, Austria in a strawweight (115 pounds) meeting.

Hard-hitting kickboxing stylist Julia Budd THE JEWEL (4-2) of Port Moody, BC Canada will square off with upstart Mollie Estes (1-1) of Kansas City in a featherweight contest.

Doors at Star Pavilion at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City open for Invicta FC 5 open at 5 p.m. CST and the first preliminary bout begins at 6 p.m.

 
 

About Invicta Fighting Championships:

Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship 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 and sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible matchups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.

 

About Ameristar Kansas City:

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City is owned and operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: ASCA), and is a premier property characterized by a state-of-the-art casino floor and outstanding dining, lodging and entertainment options. The property features the largest casino and the most games in the Kansas City area, as well as one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest. Ameristar offers nine diverse dining venues — The Horizon Buffet, The Falcon Bakery, Pearl’s Oyster Bar, Great Plains Cattle Co., Amerisports Brew Pub, Casino Deli, Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, Burger King and Sbarro The Italian Eatery, as well as the Star Club, a private players’ lounge. Entertainment amenities include the Star Pavilion, featuring national headliners; Depot #9, with popular regional and local acts; the Regal Cinema’s Kansas City 18 Theater; Hi-Vi video arcade; and Kids Quest, a supervised child-care facility. The property also includes a 184-room hotel. The property was awarded “Favorite Casino” for the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association’s 2012 Visitor Choice Awards. Best Casino in 2012 Ingram’s Magazine “Best of Business Awards;” in the 2003, 2005, 2007 – 2009, 2011 Kansas City Magazine’s “Best of Kansas City” readers’ poll and 2011 Best Casino in Home in the Northland Magazine’s readers’ poll. Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City also was awarded Best Steakhouse, Best Buffet, Best Live Poker and Best Tournaments in the 2012 Casino Player Magazine’s “Best of Gaming” awards.

 
 
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Jessica Penne to defend atomweight title against Michelle Waterson

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INVICTA FC BRINGS WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER TO AMERISTAR CASINO HOTEL KANSAS CITY FRIDAY, APRIL 5
JESSICA PENNE TO DEFEND ATOMWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST MICHELLE WATERSON VANESSA PORTO TO FACE BARB HONCHAK IN FIRST-EVER INVICTA FC SUPER FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
PLUS ZOILA FRAUSTO GURGEL MAKES INVICTA FC DEBUT AGAINST
SUBMISSION ACE JENNIFER MAIA
TICKETS GO ON SALE SOON

 
 


 
 
KANSAS CITY (February 11, 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 Waterson THE KARATE HOTTIE (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.

Additionally, flyweight superstar Zoila Frausto Gurgel: (12-2) of Cincinnati, Ohio will make her Invicta FC debut against submission expert Jennifer Maia: (6-2) of Curitiba, Parana Brazil.

Tickets for Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson: go on sale soon.

“We are excited about entering a new chapter in Invicta FC history that consists of a partnership with one of the finest and most impressive entertainment venues in the country as well as our first world championship doubleheader card that is loaded with world-class women’s fight talent,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp:.

The 30-year-old Penne made history on Oct. 6 when she became the first Invicta FC atomweight champion in history after dominating and submitted previously unbeaten superstar Naho Sugiyama: with a triangle choke in the second round (2:20) of their main event showdown. The victory was Penne’s third straight.

Waterson, a 27-year-old protégé of famed trainer Greg Jackson:, will put a four-fight win streak on the line in the matchup with Penne. A black belt in American Freestyle Karate, Waterson also boasts extensive training in Muay Thai and made a name for herself as a contestant on the Muay Thai-themed reality show Fight Girls on the Oxygen television network.

In her last start, Porto, a 28-year-old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, earned a unanimous decision victory over women’s MMA pioneer Tara LaRosa: at Invicta FC 3 on Oct. 6. Porto, who has blazed a trail to stardom in her native Brazil, is one of only two fighters to go the distance with former Strikeforce champion and executioner Cris Cyborg:, and holds notable wins over decorated, former JEWELS champion Hitomi Akano: and Germaine de Randamie:.

The 33-year-old Honchak, a protégé of former UFC competitor Steve Berger:, is in the midst of a six-fight win streak that began on Jan. 14, 2011 when she earned a unanimous decision over Felice Herrig LIL BULLDOG:. Honchak’s last two victories – a second round TKO (punches) of Bethany Marshall: on July 28, 2012 and a unanimous decision over Aisling Daly: on Oct. 6, 2012 – both came inside the Invicta FC cage.

In other action on the nine-bout main card, bantamweight (135 pounds) superstar Sarah Kaufman: (15-2) of Victoria, BC Canada will make her long-awaited Invicta FC debut against dangerous striker and Invicta FC 3 and Invicta FC 4 winner Leslie Smith THE PEACEMAKER: (5-2-1) of Pleasant Hill, Calif.

Hard-hitting KO artist Amanda Nunes LIONESS OF THE RING: (7-3) of Miami, Fla. via Salvador, Bahia Brazil will look to rebound from her Invicta FC 4 unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Sarah D’Alelio: when she squares off with fellow power striker Kaitlin Young (7-7-1) of St. Louis Park, Minn. at bantamweight.

In a featherweight (145 pounds) contest, streaking submission wizard and Invicta FC 3 and Invicta FC 4 victor Ediane Gomes: (10-2) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. will battle hard-punching Julia Budd THE JEWEL: (4-2) of Port Moody, BC Canada.

The exciting, prolific Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc THE NIGHT QUEEN: (8-6) of Tulsa, Okla. will return to the Invicta FC cage for the third time in an atomweight matchup with Cassie Rodish: (4-3) of Des Moines, Iowa.

After accepting an opponent change and promotion to championship main event status just a week and a half before Invicta FC 4, Bec Hyatt ROWDY: (4-2) of Brisbane, Australia will drop from flyweight to strawweight (115 pounds) and look to return to the win column against undefeated sensation and Invicta FC newcomer Jasminka Cive: (5-0) of Graz, Austria.

Katja Kankaanpaa: (7-0-1) of Seinajoki, Finland will square off with fellow undefeated rising star Juliana Carnerio Lima: (5-0) of Belo Horizonte, Brazil at strawweight in what will mark both fighters’ Invicta FC debuts.

The Invicta FC five-fight preliminary card will be highlighted by a bantamweight tilt between two undefeated prospects in powerhouse Jessamyn Duke THE GUN: (2-0) of Richmond, Ky. and Muay Thai stylist Miriam Nakamoto: (1-0) of Dublin, Calif.

Alex Chambers: (4-1) of St. Ives New South Wales, Australia will meet unbeaten Jodie Esquibel: of Albuquerque, N.M. at atomweight.

Fresh off of her professional debut victory in the Invicta FC cage, top-flight prospect Rose Namajunas: (1-0) of St. Paul, Minn. will face off with fellow undefeated upstart Kathina Catron: (2-0) of Tehlequa, Okla. at strawweight.

Following her explosive first round KO and professional debut victory over Katalina Malungahu: at Invicta FC 4, recent Team Alpha Male enlistee Veronica Rothenhausler: (1-0) of Sacramento, Calif. will return to the cage against Mollie Estes: (1-1) of Kansas City.

Making her professional debut, River Jones: (0-0) of Nelson, BC Canada will meet Lauren Barefoot: (1-0) of Omaha, Neb. at bantamweight in the event’s first preliminary card bout.

About Invicta Fighting Championships:

Invicta Fighting Championships (www.invictafc.com) is a world championship 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 and sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible matchups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.

About Ameristar Kansas City:

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City is owned and operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: ASCA), and is a premier property characterized by a state-of-the-art casino floor and outstanding dining, lodging and entertainment options. The property features the largest casino and the most games in the Kansas City area, as well as one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest. Ameristar offers nine diverse dining venues — The Horizon Buffet, The Falcon Bakery, Pearl’s Oyster Bar, Great Plains Cattle Co., Amerisports Brew Pub, Casino Deli, Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, Burger King and Sbarro The Italian Eatery, as well as the Star Club, a private players’ lounge. Entertainment amenities include the Star Pavilion, featuring national headliners; Depot #9, with popular regional and local acts; the Regal Cinema’s Kansas City 18 Theater; Hi-Vi video arcade; and Kids Quest, a supervised child-care facility. The property also includes a 184-room hotel. The property was awarded “Favorite Casino” for the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association’s 2012 Visitor Choice Awards. Best Casino in 2012 Ingram’s Magazine “Best of Business Awards;” in the 2003, 2005, 2007 – 2009, 2011 Kansas City Magazine’s “Best of Kansas City” readers’ poll and 2011 Best Casino in Home in the Northland Magazine’s readers’ poll. Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City also was awarded Best Steakhouse, Best Buffet, Best Live Poker and Best Tournaments in the 2012 Casino Player Magazine’s “Best of Gaming” awards.

 
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