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.
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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)