Invicta FC 19 took place last night in Kansas City and we’ve got all the results for you below.
In the main event of the evening, Jennifer Maia successfully defended her new flyweight title against Roxanne Modafferi, though only by the narrowest of margins on the scorecards, with the judges awarded the champion a split decision victory (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)
Maia had only been upgraded from interim champ a day earlier when Barb Honchak was stripped of the title due to a lengthy absence from the sport, but Modafferi forced her to fight hard to retain the belt in a bout that ebbeded and flowed from start to finish.
Akaya Hamasaki also emerged victorious in her latest atomweight title fight after Jinh Yu Frey suffered a cut to her left eye late in the second round that a doctor ruled was bad enough to stop the fight, handing the champion a TKO victory.
That was a great disappointment for Frey who had appeared to win the first round and felt that she could have fought through the cut.
Earlier in the evening, decorated muay thai star Tiffany ‘Time Bomb’ Van Soest made her MMA debut inside the Invicta cage, but things didn’t go according to plan for her, as Kal Holliday outgrappled her, producing a rear-naked choke submission midway through the second round.
Check out all the results from Invicta FC 19 below.
Jennifer Maia def. Roxanne Modafferi via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)
Ayaka Hamasaki def. Jinh Yu Frey via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) (R2, 4:38)
Irene Aldana def. Faith Van Duin via first-round TKO (4:57)
Kaline Medeiros def. Manjit Kolekar via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Kal Holliday def. Tiffany Van Soest via submission (rear-naked choke) (R2, 2:08)
Julia Jones def. Stephanie Skinner via submission (armbar) at 2:38 of R1
Amber Leibrock def. Amy Coleman via TKO (knees) at 3:15 of R1
Sunna Ranveig Davidsdottir def. Ashley Greenway via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)