Romy Ruyssen Over Weight, but Fight with Marloes Coenen at Inivcta FC 1 Still a Go

Marloes Coenen and Romy Ruyssen at Invicta FC 1All 11 bouts, including the featherweight (145 pounds) main event rematch between superstar Marloes Coenen (19-5) and 22-year-old armbar wizard Romy Ruyssen (5-1), were made official at Friday’s weigh-in at Hotel Phillips for the inaugural Invicta Fighting Championships all-women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event Saturday at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, live on

Coenen weighed in at 146 pounds and Ruyssen originally weighed in at 150.4 pounds, but cut to 149.8 pounds over the course of the next two hours to reduce the weight spread between the two headlining fighters to 3.8 pounds.

Kansas State Athletic Commission rules mandate that opponents, with the exception of those in the featherweight division, must weigh within three pounds of each other in order to compete the following day.  Opponents in the featherweight division must weigh within five pounds of each other.

The live stream of the event on will begin at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST with the five-bout preliminary card and continue with the six-bout main card.  The stream will be available free of charge.

Invicta FC 1 Weigh-in Results:
Marloes Coenen (146.0) vs Romy Ruyssen (149.8)*
Jessica Penne (105.6) vs Lisa Ellis (106.0)
Liz Carmouche (134.2) vs Ashleigh Curry (136.0)*
Kaitlin Young (135.4) vs Leslie Smith (135.0)
Sarah D’Alelio (135.2) vs Vanessa Mariscal (136.0)
Sally Krumdiack (113.6) vs Sarah Schneider (115.6)
Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (105.4) vs Amy Davis (105.6)
Sarah Maloy (125.4) vs Michele Gutierrez (125.0)
Randi Miller (149.0)* vs Mollie Estes (145.0)
Ashley Cummins (115.0) vs Sofia Bagherdai (120.6)*
Cassie Rodish (105.2) vs Meghan Wright (103.6)

*Ruyssen, Miller and Bagherdai each forfeit 25 percent of their purses for missing weight
**Curry forfeits 10 percent of her purse for missing weight on her first attempt

(Photo courtesy of Esther Lin/Invicta FC)

Invicta FC 1 streams live for free on Saturday, April 28