Missouri Office of Athletics overturns Invicta FC 20 ruling; Tonya Evinger retains - Rematch set for Invicta FC 22

Invicta champ Tonya Evinger to rematch Yana Kunitskaya on March 25

Invicta champ Tonya Evinger to rematch Yana Kunitskaya on March 25


Tomorrow night Invicta Fighting Championships holds Invicta FC 21 from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tonight news broke that Tonya Evinger will rematch challenger Yana Kunitskaya on March 25 at the same venue. The news came via the PhoneBoothFighting Podcast.

Evinger lost the belt to Kunitskaya via armbar in their Invicta FC 20 main event back in November but the fight was eventually overturned and ruled a no-contest.

The Missouri Office of Athletics overruled the decision on December 1, because referee Mike England told Evinger, while she was in the armbar, that she had to move from a legal position. Evinger argues that movement is what led to Kunitskaya sinking in the armbar deeper, forcing her to tap.

Evinger, 35, put her foot on the face of the grounded Kunitskaya to gain leverage in an effort to get out of the armbar. England told Evinger to move from that position, though it is a legal one. A strike to the face of a grounded opponent is illegal, but Evinger didn’t land a stomp, she just pushed off with her foot.

Who will win the fight this time when Invicta FC 22 comes back to Kansas City?