According to a Feb. 12 report from MMA Weekly, Invicta FC has partnered with Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City to deliver the promotion’s first world championship doubleheader event in history on Apr. 5.
Many of the matchups slated for Invicta FC 5 will have a direct impact on the fights that will happen in July at the Invicta FC 6 event.
In a featherweight (145 pounds) contest slated for Invicta FC 5, streaking submission wizard and Invicta FC 3 and Invicta FC 4 victor Ediane Gomes (10-2) will battle hard-punching Julia “The Jewel” Budd (4-2).
In other Invicta FC 5 main card action, reigning Invicta FC Atomweight (105 pounds) Champion Jessica Penne (10-1) will defend her crown against superstar Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (10-3) and, in the co-main event and first-ever Invicta FC flyweight (125 pounds) title fight, submission ace Vanessa Porto (15-5) will square off with red-hot star Barb Honchak (7-2).
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.
Here's a closer look at some of the fights expected for Invicta FC 6, which will likely be held in July.