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Invicta FC 17 predictions

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The all-women’s promotion is back, this time with bantamweight and strawweight titles up for grabs. There are no big names on the card, but in addition to the title fights, prospects in the featherweight division, e.g. Megan Anderson, are also on the card.

What: Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs. Schneider

Where: OC Fair and Events Center, Costa Mesa, Calif.

When: Saturday, eight-fight Fight Pass card starts at 9 p.m. ET.

Tonya Evinger vs. Colleen Schneider

When it comes down to it, I just don’t think anyone in Invicta’s bantamweight division can hang with Evinger once she turns it into a wrestling contest with ground and pound. She’s too physical, too talented and way too ahead of the curve relative to her peers. MMA is crazy and upsets happen all the time as we all know, but there’s not a lot of reasons from this vantage point to think Schneider is going to have a ton of success against the one-woman wrecking crew that is Evinger.

Pick: Evinger

Livia Renata Souza vs. Angela Hill

Hill was thrown to the wolves early in her career, which makes her return to Invicta both important and helpful. In her last fight, she showed real technical maturity with a diverse but consistent application of well-selected strikes that complimented ever-improving footwork as well. I like Souza’s chances here, but she absolutely has her work cut out for her. The difference for me is Souza absolutely holds an advantage on the ground. On the feet it’s closer to even, perhaps even in Hill’s favor. That said, Souza has shown rapidly improving striking herself, including powerful body attacks married with instinctual finishing skills. A Hill win here should surprise no one, but Souza is the rightful, if slight, favorite.

Pick: Souza

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