Many of MMA’s top female fighters were in Kansas City tonight for Invicta FC’s second offering and to the delight of many put together an excellent event from start to finish (minus a few technical issues at the start). With Invicta FC 2, the promotion built on the success of their first show with a card featuring unbeaten Olympian Sara McMann taking on crafty submission-specialist Shayna Baszler and peppered with veteran competitors.
McMann got the toughest test of her career as expected against Baszler, getting all she could handle on the grappling front and some stand-up to boot. However, in the end it was the silver medalist who rose to the occasion and pulled out a Unanimous Decision win to maintain her perfect record at 6-0.
Other notable fighters scheduled to scrap on tonight’s lineup included Alexis Davis-Hitomi Akano and Liz Carmouche-Kaitlin Young, plus the lineup featured from Amanda Nunes, Julia Budd, and Carla Esparza.
As a whole, the show was full of finishes including a number of submissions including those from Carmouche and Davis who both locked in Rear-Naked Chokes to seal the deal.
Read below for a full list of Invicta FC 2 results followed by the bout between McMann-Baszler:
Liz McCarthy def. Jessica Philippus via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Jocelyn Lybarger def. Cheryl Chan via Unanimous Decision
Jessamyn Duke def. Suzie Montero via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Raquel Pennington def. Sarah Moras via Unanimous Decision
Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc def. Angelica Chavez via Unanimous Decision
Carla Esparza def. Sarah Schneider via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Julia Budd def. Elina Nilsson via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Barb Honchak def. Bethany Marshall via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Sarah D’Alelio def. Vanessa Porto via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)
Amanda Nunes def. Raquel Pa’aluhi via Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
Ayaka Hamasaki def. Lacey Schuckman via Submission Round 3 (Armbar)
Liz Carmouche def. Kaitlin Young via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Alexis Davis def. Hitomi Akano via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Sara McMann def. Shayna Baszler via Unanimous Decision