Invicta Fighting Championships on Friday announced the new date and location for its next event, Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza.
Invicta returns to Kansas City on April 24 for the first time since Invicta FC 8 after hosting its last three events in Houston, Davenport, and Los Angeles. Kansas City, currently the promotion’s base of operations, served as the site of each of the first eight Invicta cards.
The strawweight title is on the line at Invicta FC 12 as champion Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpaa (10-1-1) of Finland makes her first title defense against undefeated submission specialist Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza (7-0) of Brazil at the Municipal Auditorium.
The 33-year old Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Kankaanpaa captured gold with a fifth-round submission win over Stephanie Eggink at Invicta FC 8 in September of 2014.
The challenger Souza makes her Invicta debut with an unblemished record, with all but one of seven wins coming by way of submission, including five first-round finishes.