For its fiftieth occasion, Invicta Preventing Championships traveled to ReelWorks Denver in Denver, Colorado, with a bantamweight headliner and a strawweight match.
Valesca Machado vs. Karolina Wójcik
Valesca Machado is the brand new Invicta FC strawweight champion. Following their respective wins over Ediana Silva and Gloria de Paula, Machado and Karolina Wójcik fought for 3 rounds. Each girls began off tentative, with ‘Tina Black’ scoring factors with combos and left and proper fingers. The ‘Polish Murderer’ responded with leg kicks, however grew pissed off with the little to no output from her opponent. Nonetheless, Machado was doing sufficient to seal the primary spherical. Wójcik tried to clinch with Machado, however the Brazilian returned fireplace with punches and knees to the physique earlier than separating.
Wójcik had a greater outing within the third spherical, popping out extra aggressive and firing off proper fingers. She additionally initiated the clinch once more, however Machado was aware about it and bought out of the best way. Close to the tip of the combat, Wójcik would maintain Machado up in opposition to the cage and land knees to her thighs. Ultimately, Machado was declared the winner by unanimous determination.
Katharina Lehner vs. Talita Bernardo
Talita Bernardo confirmed off her Brazilian jiu-jitsu in opposition to Katharina Lehner. After being sat down early by a proper hand, Bernardo stood up and hit a double-leg takedown on Lehner. For the remainder of the primary spherical, the Brazilian tried to safe a rear-naked choke, however Lehner defended and survived. It was a lot of the identical within the second spherical, nonetheless, Bernardo was decided to get a submission. As soon as the combat returned to the bottom, Bernardo would isolate the best arm of Lehner, who was compelled to faucet to a kimura after a number of seconds. Throughout her post-fight interview, Bernardo was knowledgeable that she could be getting a championship alternative in opposition to Taneisha Tennant, the reigning Invicta FC bantamweight champion.
Claire Guthrie vs. Brigid Chase
Claire Guthrie needed to climate an early storm from Brigid Chase, however she adjusted and earned a unanimous determination. ‘Grizzly’ anticipated her combat with ‘Khan’ to get a bit loopy — and it did. A flying sidekick from Chase knocked Guthrie to the bottom within the first spherical, however the Elevation Struggle Staff product returned to her toes and began engaged on her personal takedowns. She continued to dominate Chase on the bottom, however there was a quick second the place she discovered herself in a foul place. Within the second spherical, Guthrie dedicated to a leg lock, which Chase took benefit of by getting out of and into mount. She secured an arm-triangle, however Guthrie gave the referee a thumbs as much as sign she was not in any hazard. It was one-way site visitors for Guthrie all through the remainder of the combat, as she mauled Chase within the closing 5 minutes.
Danni McCormack vs. Maíra Mazar
Danni McCormack vs. Maira Mazar was enjoyable! ‘Mad’ McCormack gave the impression to be on the best way to a first-round end as she shocked Mazar with a left hand and follow-up punches. Mazar mustered up the power to safe a takedown, however McCormack used it to take her again and rating factors with punches and elbows to the top. That was such a terrific begin for McCormack, who was awarded a 10-8 on one of many judges’ scorecards (bear in mind, now we have open scoring right here). Mazar turned the tide within the second spherical, the place she caught a kick from McCormack and bought her to the bottom. From there, she snatched up a close to fight-ending rear-naked choke, however McCormack remained calm and shook Mazar off. WOW! McCormack and Mazar had been even within the third and closing spherical, however the Irish fighter scored the unanimous determination.
Valesca Machado vs. Ediana Silva
Valesca Machado grew to become the second finalist within the strawweight match after eking out a break up determination in opposition to Ediana Silva. ’Tina Black’ handled the aggression of ‘Mel Pitbull’ by mixing in her wrestling between the second and third rounds. On the bottom, Machado went for a number of rear-naked chokes, however Silva defended. On the toes, Silva discovered a house for left and proper hooks in addition to combos that compelled Machado to circle away from hazard.
Gloria de Paula vs. Karolina Wójcik
Karolina Wójcik superior to the finals of the strawweight match. The ‘Polish Murderer’ defeated Gloria de Paula by unanimous determination, nevertheless it was not simple! The primary spherical between Wójcik and De Paula might have gone both approach, as each girls had good moments within the clinch. The second spherical was all Wójcik, who bought De Paula to the bottom, tried two rear-naked chokes and managed her opponent for almost all of the allotted 5 minutes. The third spherical was the place Da Paula began to maneuver ahead and strain the now-tired Wójcik. ‘Glorinhna’ linked with punches, elbows and knees, however Wójcik held on till the tip of the combat.
Melissa Oddessa Parker vs. Elise Pone
Elise Pone returned to the win column with a unanimous determination over Melissa Oddessa Parker. The ‘Piece’ was profitable within the clinch, holding the ‘Bella Bestia’ up in opposition to the cage and unloading knees to the physique. She tried to separate, however Parker was caught in a single place for 3 rounds. Pone swept the judges’ scorecards for the win.
Valesca Machado def. Karolina Wójcik by unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Talita Bernardo def. Katharina Lehner by submission (kimura) at 4:26 of Spherical 2
Claire Guthrie def. Brigid Chase by unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Danni McCormack def. Maíra Mazar by unanimous determination (29-28 x3)
Valesca Machado def. Ediana Silva by break up determination (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Karolina Wójcik def. Gloria de Paula by unanimous determination (29-28 x3)
Elise Pone def. Melissa Oddessa Parker by unanimous determination (30-27 x3)