Photos Courtesy Ester Lin/InvictaFC
The weigh-ins for the initial InvictaFC 1 were Friday night in Kansas City with a range of staredowns; from respected to joyful, from light hearted to intence. The most telling staredown was between Marloes Conene and Romy Ruyssen; with Ruyssen staring down her opponent.
Four fighters missed weight with a two hour window in which to be in a pound of their contracted weight. Having already giving up 10% of their purse to their opponents; if they don’t make the weight within a pound that amount will rise to 25%. Also the fight will be set at the weight class above the contracted weight. (There are no catch weights in Invicta.)
Update – Ashleigh Curry did lose the the pound to make a pound above the contracted weight. Sofia Bagherdai couldn’t drop any more weight safely so she is giving up 25% of her purse to Ashley Cummins. Cummins re-weighed in at 121 pounds due to commision rules. Randi Miller and Romy Ruyssen both are giving up 25% of their purse to their respective opponents. Sine they were withing five pounds, their opponents didn’t need to weight in. All of the fights with overweights will be contested one weight class higher.
InvictaFC 1 will stream live and free on InvictaFC.com starting at 8 p.m. easter/5 p.m. pacific Saturday night.
Lightweight – #2 Banthamweight Marloes Coenen (146.0) vs #10 Unifed Ranked Featherweight Romy Ruyssen (150.4)
Atomweight co-main event – #4 Unified ranked strawweight Lisa Ellis (106) vs. Jessica Penne (105.6)
Batamweight – Liz Carmouche (134.2) vs. Ashleigh Curry (137.2; 136 second weigh-in)
Bantamweight – Kaitlin Young (135.4) vs Leslie Smith (135.0)
Bantamweight – Sarah D’Alelio (135.2) vs Vanessa Mariscal (136.0)
Strawweight – Sally Krumdiack (113.6) vs Sarah Schneider (115.6)
Atomweight – Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (105.4) vs Amy Davis (105.6)
Flyweight – Sarah Maloy (125.4) vs Michele Gutierrez (125.0)
Lightweight – Randi Miller (149.8) vs Mollie Estes (145.0)
Flyweight – Ashley Cummins (115.0; 121.o second weigh-in) vs Sofia Bagherdai (120.6)
Atomweight – Cassie Rodish (105.2) vs Meghan Wright (103.6)