With only a week to go, Lacey Schuckman (7-4) has been the latest addition to InvictaFC 2 as she replaces Jasminka Cive in a strawweight bout against undefeated Ayaka Hamasaki (7-0). Cive was unable to secure a visa to the U.S. in time for the card.
Schuckman has earned a name for herself as a mixed martial artist by competing in three different weight classes – atomweight (105 pounds), flyweight and super flyweight (125 pounds). She is looking to become the first female fighter to hold a top 10 ranking in three different weight classes.
Before making her professional debut in 2009, Schuckman competed as a Muay Thai fighter. She has also ventured into professional boxing, notching her first-career win by way of first round TKO over Venus Gutierrez on Nov. 11, 2011.
In her last MMA start on Dec. 17, 2011, Schuckman tapped out Michelle Blalock with a guillotine choke in the second round (1:02) of their matchup in Broomfield, Colo. The win was Schuckman’s fourth by way of submission.
A win versus Hamasaki would propel her into the strawweight rankings.
InvictaFC 2 will be live July 28 in Kansas City, KS. Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster.com and the Memorial Hall box office. If you can;t make it to KC, you can watch online and free at http://invictafc.com.
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