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Historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City Hosts Invicta FC 18

Strawweights Alexa Grasso, Jodie Esquibel Headline Invicta FC 18, Friday, July 29 from Historic Landmark Scottish Rite Temple

Invicta FC 18

PLUS:
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana vs. Taila Santos
Flyweight: Agnieszka Niedzwiedz vs Claudia Rey
Bantamweight: Cindy Dandois vs. Jessamyn Duke
Featherweight: Megan Anderson vs. Peggy Morgan
Strawweight: Manjit Kolekar vs. Lynn Alvarez
Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks vs. Amberlynn Orr

Kansas City, Mo. – Invicta Fighting Championships returns to Kanas City for its 18th event on Friday, July 29 as Scottish Rite Temple – a nationally recognized historic landmark – hosts Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel.

Unbeaten strawweight phenom Alexa Grasso (7-0) makes her main event debut on UFC FIGHT PASS, taking on Jackson-Wink MMA product Jodie Esquibel (5-1), who returns to the Invicta FC cage for the first time since 2014.

In the co-main event, Grasso’s teammate, former bantamweight title challenger Irene Aldana (6-2) welcomes 22-year-old Brazilian prospect Taila Santos (13-0) in her first appearance for the promotion.

Also scheduled for Invicta FC 18:

  • Belgian bantamweight Cindy ‘Battlecat’ Dandois (6-2) takes on UFC veteran Jessamyn ‘The Gun’ Duke (3-4, 1 NC)
  • Undefeated prospects Agnieszka ‘Kuma’ Niedzwiedz (7-0) of Poland and Claudia Rey (6-0) of Brazil clash at flyweight
  • Australian import Megan Anderson (6-2) looks to make it three in a row against Peggy ‘Daywalker’ Morgan (4-3) in a featherweight tilt
  • Manjit Kolekar (8-0) of India puts her unblemished record on the line in a strawweight scrap with veteran Lynn ‘Lights Out’ Alvarez (6-3)
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Sijara ‘SarJ’ Eubanks battles fellow bantamweight Amberlynn ‘ALO’ Orr, who makes her professional debut

The seven announced bouts for Invicta FC 18 can be found below:

Strawweight: Alexa Grasso (7-0) vs. Jodie Esquibel (5-1)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (6-2) vs. Taila Santos (13-0)
Flyweight: Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (7-0) vs Claudia Rey (6-0)
Bantamweight: Cindy Dandois (6-2) vs. Jessamyn Duke (3-4, 1 NC)
Featherweight: Megan Anderson (6-2) vs. Peggy Morgan (4-3)
Strawweight: Manjit Kolekar (8-0) vs. Lynn Alvarez (6-3)
Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks (1-1) vs. Amberlynn Orr (0-0)

Additional bouts for Invicta FC 18 will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for Invicta FC 18 go on sale Wednesday, June 22 at CageTix.com.

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