Smith vs. Young Courtesy Ester Lin/InvictaFC
InvictaFC had a lot to live up to, and it did better than everyone thought. After the initial prediction of 25,000 views, the InvictaFC stream peaked at 100,000 views during the Leslie Smith and Kaitlin Young war that won fight of the night honors. Even though the match that went to a decision draw, Invicta gave win bonuses to both fighters.
Sarah Schneider takes the first round armbar victory over Sally Krumdiack and the submission of the night honors.
The social media bonues went to Liz Carmouche and Jessica Penne.
(left to right) King Mo, Julie Kedzie, & Mauro Ranallo
The card up and down had only one referee’s stand-up in the main event) with the action pretty much non-top. Julie Kedzie had some fire in the commnetary both with Strikeforce’s Mauro Ranallo anchoring the card. King Mo and Miesha Tate rounded out the commentary team.
Coenen vs. Ruyssen
In the main event, Marloes Coenen outscored Romy Ruyssen to take the unanimous decision win. Ruyssen got deducted a point for hold on top the cage; but Coenen easily won all three rounds by her control and striking.
Penne vs. Ellis
In the co-main event, it was a very active grappling battle between Jessica Penne and Lisa Ward. They fought took and nail for position, but it was Penne’s striking that opened up Ward, and dominate ground and pound that gave Penne the win in the third round. Was a solid match and was runner-up foir fight of the night.
Carmouche vs. Curry
In other action from the card…
- Cassie Rodish scored a 36 second guillotine submission over Meghan Wright.
- Ashley Cummins remains undefeated with a unanimous decision over Sofia Bagherdai.
- Olympian Randi Miller comes back after being down two round to get a TKO victory in the third
- Sarah Maloy upset Michele Gutierrez by unanimous decision
- Amy Davis executes a kimura to submit Nicdali Rivera-Colonoc in round 2
- Sarah D’Alelio dominates Vanessa Mariscal and gets the second round TKO
- Liz Carmouche made it look easy, defeating Ashleigh Curry by TKO round 1
InvictaFC will have a replay of the card available on InvictaFC.com in the next few weeks when they launch their complete site. A store will also be opened.
Invicta returns to Kansas City July 28, with Shayna Baszler vs. Sara McMann as the main event.