Coming off a successful July show, Invicta Fighting Championships today announced its return to Scottish Rite Temple – the nationally recognized historic landmark – in Kansas City, Mo. on Friday, Sept. 23.
Invicta FC 19, streaming live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, is headlined by two title bouts. Atop the card, newly crowned interim flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (13-4-1) puts her belt on the line against challenger Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (19-12).
Brazil’s Maia captured gold at Invicta FC 16 in March, defeating fellow countrywoman Vanessa Porto by unanimous decision in a “Fight of the Year” contender. Modafferi, a veteran of UFC and Strikeforce, has won four of her last five fights including victories over divisional contenders DeAnna Bennett and Andrea Lee.
In the co-main event, Japanese star Ayaka Hamaski (13-1) defends her atomweight championship against surging Jinh Yu Frey (5-1). Hamasaki has won her last four bouts, the most recent coming by way of submission via third-round armbar against Amber Brown at Invicta FC 16. Yu Frey also enters the contest having won four straight, including a unanimous decision win over former atomweight champion Herica Tiburcio in March.
The announced bouts for Invicta FC 19 can be found below:
Interim Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (13-4-1) vs. Roxanne Modafferi (19-12)
Atomweight Title: Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (5-1)
Additional bouts and ticketing information for Invicta FC 19 will be announced at a later date.