MMA: Invicta Fighting Championships 2; Fight Card Announced

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistMay 29, 2012

Photo Credit: Invicta FC
Photo Credit: Invicta FC

Invicta Fighting Championship's lineup has been set for their sophomore card. The event will take place July 28, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas at Memorial Hall.

In the night's main event top prospect Sara McMann (5-0) will face off against Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (14-6).

The two opponents are not unfamiliar with one another. They have trained with one another in the past. This will be McMann's toughest task to date and will go a long way to show where she stands in her MMA career.

For Baszler, it is a chance to elevate her status in the division by taking out the popular prospect.

The co-main event of the evening features Strikeforce standout Alexis Davis (11-5) as she takes on vaunted grappler Hitomi "Girlfight Monster" Akano (18-9).

Davis is coming off of a defeat to current No. 1 contender Sarah Kaufman while Akano suffered a setback against headliner Sara McMann in January. Both bring an excellent submission game into the cage.

The remainder of the main card is just as strong. Liz “Girl-rilla” Carmouche (6-2) will take on Kaitlin Young (7-5-1). Young is coming off of a fight of the night performance at the first Invicta FC card.

Amanda Nunes (6-2) will return to action for the first time since her Strikeforce loss to Alexis Davis to fight Milana Dudieva (8-1). 

Kelly Kobold (18-3-1) is set to fight Vanessa Porto (14-4). 

Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (5-2) and Bethany Marshall (4-0) will make their Invicta FC debuts in a Super Flyweight (125 pounds) clash. 

Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2-2) and Elina Nilsson (2-2) will meet in a Featherweight scrap. 

And in the opening bout Carla Esparza (6-2) will meet Sarah “White Tiger” Schneider at Flyweight (115 pounds).

The second Invicta FC card will once again be streamed live via their website www.invictafc.com. Tickets go on sale Friday and start at just $25.

Invicta FC 2 Main Card:

Bantamweight: Sara McMann (5-0) vs. Shayna Baszler (14-6)
Bantamweight: Alexis Davis (11-5) vs. Hitomi Akano (18-9)
Bantamweight: Liz Carmouche (6-2) vs. Kaitlin Young (7-5-1)
Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes (6-2) vs. Milana Dudieva (8-1)
Bantamweight: Kelly Kobold (18-3-1) vs. Vanessa Porto (14-4)
Super Flyweight: Barb Honchak (5-2) vs. Bethany Marshall (4-0)
Featherweight: Julia Budd (2-2) vs. Elina Nilsson (2-2)
Flyweight: Carla Esparza (6-2) vs. Sarah Schneider (6-5)

Preliminary Card:

Atomweight: Angelica Chavez (4-1) vs. Kikuyo Ishikawa (7-3)
Bantamweight: Sarah Moras (2-0) vs. Raquel Pennington (1-0)
Bantamweight: Jessamyn  Duke (0-0) vs. Suzie Montero (1-0)
Super Flyweight: Jocelyn Lybarger (0-0) vs. Cheryl Chan (0-0)
Atomweight: Jessica Philippus (0-0) vs. Liz McCarthy (0-0)


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