Invicta Fighting Championships headed to Utah tonight with Invicta FC 28. The nine-fight card was headlined by skilled striker MIZUKI (12-4) and undefeated submission specialist Virna “Carcará” Jandiroba (12-0) vying for the vacant Invicta FC strawweight championship. The fight would go all five round and wind up going to the judges for a split decision with Jandiroba winning the title.
Invicta FC 28 streamed live and exclusively via UFC FIGHT PASS at 6 p.m. MT.
Yesterday DeAnna Bennett missed weight for her scheduled flyweight co-main event bout with Karina Rodriguez. Bennett was fined 25 percent of her purse. She won a split decision victory tonight with the judges completely on opposite ends of the score cards. Two had it 30-27, while one had is 27-30. Unusual.
Ultimate Fighter Veteran Christina Marks fell victim to the hands of Milana Dudieva with a second round TKO.
UFC Veteran Pearl Gonzalez got her hand raised with a unanimous decision over rising star Kali Robbins. It was a hard fought victory for the San Diego based 10th Planet student.
Kal Schwartz delivered a brutal beat down of Kay Hansen to force a second round TKO stoppage to a bloodied Kay Hansen.
New York native Jillian DeCoursey put on a tremendous display of gritty groundwork as she worked Rebekah Levine on the ground en rouse to a unanimous decision win.
The fight card opened up with area native Kaytlin Neil fighting a hard fought battle against Tracy Cortez. Neil was lumped and battered a little bit but stayed in the fight only to drop a unanimous decision to Cortez.
INVICTA FC 28 RESULTS:
Strawweight Title: Virna Jandiroba defeated Mizuki via split decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Flyweight: DeAnna Bennett defeated Karina Rodríguez via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Flyweight: Milana Dudieva defeated Christina Marks via TKO – Round 2, 3:57
Strawweight: Pearl Gonzalez defeated Kali Robbins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Atomweight: Minna Grusander defeated Fernanda Barros via TKO – Round 2, 4:26
Strawweight: Kal Schwartz defeated Kay Hansen via TKO – Round 2, 4:27
Bantamweight: Kerri Kenneson defeated Chelsea Chandler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Atomweight: Jillian DeCoursey defeated Rebekah Levine via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Flyweight: Tracy Cortez defeated Kaytlin Neil via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)