On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 50, which takes place Wednesday, Nov. 16 from ReelWorks Denver.
The event features a one-night, four-woman tournament to crown a new strawweight champion. The tournament matchups were drawn during the weigh-ins. Brazilians Valesca “Tina Black” Machado (10-3) and 20-year-old Ediana “Mel Pitbull” Silva (12-2) collide in one half of the bracket, with UFC veteran Gloria “Glorinha” de Paula (6-5) facing off with Polish newcomer Karolina “Polish Assassin” Wójcik (9-2) in the other semifinal match-up. Both the semifinals and final bout will consist of three, five-minute rounds.
In the night’s co-feature, former bantamweight title challenger Katharina Lehner (7-3) of Germany meets UFC veteran Talita Bernardo (8-4). Also on the card, Denver’s own “Grizzly” Claire Guthrie (3-1) takes on Brigid “Khan” Chase (3-1).
The event will be overseen by the Colorado Combative Sports Commission and will feature open scoring. The event will be broadcast on AXS TV in the U.S., Fight Network in Canada, and Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, kicking off at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT. Tickets to the event will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. MT through Eventbrite.
Weigh-in video below:
Below are the results of the Invicta FC 50 weigh-ins and tournament draw:
Strawweight Title Tournament
Valesca Machado (115.6) vs. Ediana Silva (115.2)
Gloria de Paula (115.4) vs. Karolina Wójcik (116)
Bantamweight: Katharina Lehner (136) vs. Talita Bernardo (135.7)
Bantamweight: Claire Guthrie (136) vs. Brigid Chase (133.9)
Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve: Danni McCormack (115.6) vs. Maira Mazar (115.4)
Flyweight: Melissa Oddessa (123.3) vs. Elise Pone (125.7)
Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve Fighter: Minna Grusander (114.6)