In a short few months the all women professional mixed martial arts promotion Invicta FC is already at 10 episodes of their Invicta FC Radio. In celebration of this great feat the 10th episode will feature interviews with the headliners of their next event on May 7th. Invicta FC 17 will be headlined by Tonya Evinger and Colleen Schneider facing off for the bantamweight title. The ever outspoken Evinger has never been at a loss for words so this should be quite the spotlight. If you ever have questioned the quality of the Invicta FC brand then all you have to do is look at last night’s premiere of TUF 23 to see talents like Amanda Bobby Cooper, Ashley Cummins, JJ Aldrich, Jamie Moyle, Amy Montenegro, Jodie Esquibel and others that have been featured in the promotion. Though today’s focus is on the bantamweight division as lead up to another stellar event. Both the censored and uncensored versions of the interviews are listed below and don’t forget to watch Invicta FC 17 on May 7th from Costa Mesa, California exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
From the Invicta FC Press Release:
Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger has a reputation for spilling her guts, both in and out of the cage. But you’ve never heard her – or her May 7 challenger,Colleen Schneider, for that matter – quite like this before.
In the second installment of Invicta FC Radio’s special profile feature “Spotlight,” Evinger and Schneider take fans and host Jack Encarnacao into lesser-explored sides of themselves, from their starkly different upbringings to their outlooks on God, sexual orientation, regret, and adversity.
In riveting detail, these two remarkable athletes chart the life experiences that shaped the women and fighters they are today. It’s the most intimate kind of fight preview, as stark contrasts and surprising parallels reveal themselves in an audio documentary unlike any other in MMA.
Get closer to the title tilt between Tonya Evinger and Colleen Schneider by checking out the latest installment of “Spotlight,” only on Invicta FC Radio.
Invicta FC 17 Spotlight: Evinger vs. Schneider can be listened to/downloaded here.
On Saturday, May 7, Invicta FC returns to Orange County, as The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. hosts Invicta FC 17, headlined by two world title fights.
Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (17-5) and and No.1 contender Colleen “Thoroughbred” Schneider (10-6) vie for the bantamweight belt, while unbeaten Livia Renta Souza (9-0) defends her strawweight strap against UFC veteran Angela “Overkill” Hill (4-2).
The latest card for Invicta FC 17 can be found below:
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (17-5) vs. Colleen Schneider (10-6)
Strawweight Title: Livia Renata Souza (9-0) vs. Angela Hill (4-2)
Strawweight: MIZUKI (11-4) vs. Aline Serio (9-5)
Featherweight: Latoya Walker (5-0) vs. Charmaine Tweet (8-5)
Atomweight: Tessa Simpson (4-1) vs. Julia Jones (4-0)
Featherweight: Amanda Bell (3-3) vs. Megan Anderson (5-2)
Flyweight: Christine Stanley (4-1) vs. Shannon Sinn (2-2)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (2-2) vs. Ariel Beck (3-2)
Bantamweight: Laura Howarth (2-1) vs. Alexa Conners (0-0)
Tickets for Invicta FC 17, available for $100, $75, $55, and $35, are on sale now at CageTix.com.
For more information, visit InvictaFC.com.