InvictaFC announced the final four matches to round out their fifth card, including the #1 ranked kickboxer on the planet.
Miriam Nakamoto (17-0 kickboxing; 1-0 MMA) will make her InvictaFC debut against the undefeated Jessamyn Duke (2-0) in a preliminary bout. The current WBC kickboxing champion Nakamoto made her MMA debut this past September, getting a TKO over Elizabeth Phillips. Nakamoto would get a win over kickboxing superstar Julia Kitchen last year.
Duke has made an impactful pro debut at InvictaFC 2, getting a TKO win over Suzie Montero. She would follow up with an armbar win over Marciea Allen at InvictaFC 3.
In a battle of international undefeated fighters, Finland’s Katja Kankaanpää will take on Brazil’s Juliana Carneiro Lima.
Kankaanpää (7-0-1) is coming off a decision win over Ireland’s Ais “The Bash” Daly and has a win over proverbial starwweight standout Mei Yamaguchi. Carneiro Lima (5-0) will be making her U.S. debut, having defeated Aline Nery this past September.
Fan favorite Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc will make her return to Invicta as she takes on Cassie Rodish. Calanoc (8-6) is coming off a decision win over Angelica Chavez at InvitcaFC, while Rodish (4-3) is coming off a TKO win over Stephanie Frausto at InvictaFC 4.
Rounding out the announcements, Rose Namajunas (1-0), coming off her pro debut submission win over Emily Kagan, will take on Kathina Catron (2-1).
InvictaFC 5 is set to take place at the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, MO Apr. 5. Viewing options to be announced.
Fight Card (subject to change)
- #1 STRAW Jessica Penne (c) vs. #3 STRAW Michelle Waterson – Atomweight title
- #4 FLY Barb Honchak vs. #6 FLY Vanessa Porto – vacant Flyweight title
- Sarah Kaufman vs. Leslie Smith
- #7 FLY Zoila Gurgel vs. Jennifer Maia
- Bec Hyatt vs. Jasminka Cive
- #4 FEATHER Julia Budd vs. #2 FEATHER Ediane Gomes
- Kaitlin Young vs. Amanda Nunes
- #6 FLY Katja Kankaanpää vs. Juliana Carneiro Lima
- Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc vs. Cassie Rodish
- Jessamyn Duke vs. Miriam Nakamoto
- Alex Chambers vs. Jodie Esquibel
- Rose Namajunas vs. Kathina Catron
- Veronica Rothenhausler vs. Mollie Estes
- River Jones vs. Lauren Barefoot
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