The co-main event is next for the vacant Invicta Strawweight Championship, as Finland's Katja Kankaanpaa looks to earn a major championship against former XFC strawweight champion Stephanie Eggink.
Kankaanpaa is an Invicta veteran with an outstanding record of 9-1-1. The Finnish fighter is known for her ground skills, which have earned her three wins by way of tapout and a ground-and-pound stoppage.
She is extremely tough and has a solid resume to back up her skills. Not only has she defeated UFC fighter Juliana Lima, but she earned a hard-fought decision over TUF 20 contender Aisling Daly in a recent outing.
As for Eggink, the former U.S. national team boxer has nicely rounded out her game in working diligently on her jiu-jitsu. That was on display in her XFC title fight, when she choked out Angela Magana with a nifty triangle choke.
However, as good as her ground game has gotten, it's her technical, precise boxing ability that should be her main focus in this bout. Joanne Calderwood was able to pick off Kankaanpaa on the feet for three rounds, and Eggink should look to do the same.
Both ladies are so solid that this bout is tough to call. On one hand, Eggink is the better striker, while on the other hand, Kankaanpaa is the better grappler. All fights start on the feet, and Eggink has sturdy enough takedown defense to score a decision with her hands.
Prediction: Eggink def. Kankaanpaa via decision