On Friday, May 4, all-women’s promotion Invicta Fighting Championships hosted its 29th event from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.
In the night’s main event, Canadian veteran and former Strikeforce Bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufmann was crowned the new Bantamweight champion after submitting the now formerly unbeaten German contender Katharina Lehner. Kaufman, returned to the promotion earlier this year and defeated former No. 1 contender Pannie Kianzad by decision. Lehner, meanwhile, earned a first-round finish of Alexa Conners at Invicta FC 25 in August to earn her shot at gold.
The night’s co-main event also took place in the Bantamweight division as the aforementioned Kianzad welcomed Brazilian Bianca Daimoni to the Invicta cage, earning the victory via unanimous judges decision.
- Sarah Kaufman def. Katharina Lehner by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 4:30 – for vacant bantamweight title
- Pannie Kianzad def. Bianca Daimoni by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
- Pearl Gonzalez def. Bárbara Acioly by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:30
- Marciea Allen def. Julia Avila by TKO (injury – dislocated finger). Round 1, 0:49
- Liz Tracy def. Cheri Muraski by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Lisa Spangler def. Sarah Kleczka by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
- Macy Chiasson def. Allison Schmidt by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
- Helen Peralta def. Cheyanne Vlismas by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)