With two successful shows in the bag Invicta FC is ready to crown its first champion and will do so on October 6 when the all-female promotion returns to Kansas City. According to an official press release, the card will feature a headlining tilt between atomweights Jessica Penne and Naho Sugiyama with one of the 105-pounders emerging with the divisional title.
The 9-1 Penne is coming off back-to-back finishes with her most recent involving a third round TKO of Lisa Ellis in April at Invicta FC 1. Seven of her wins have featured some form of stoppage. Comparably, Sugiyama has held gold in the JEWELS promotion in Japan and is unbeaten at 8-0.
Other bouts pegged for Invicta FC include Shayna Baszler-Sarah D’Alelio, Julia Budd-Elaina Maxwell, and Barb Honchak-Aisling Daly. Michelle Waterson, Tara LaRosa, and Cat Zingano are also scheduled to see action at the event. Six more match-ups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Read below for the lineup for Invicta FC 3 as revealed thus far:
Julia Budd vs. Elaina Maxwell
Michelle Waterson vs. Lacey Schuckman
Leslie Smith vs. Cat Zingano
Tara LaRosa vs. Vanessa Porto
Barb Honchak vs. Aisling Daly
Shayna Baszler vs. Sarah D’Alelio
Jessica Penne vs. Naho Sugiyama
PHOTO CREDIT – INVICTA FC