It was a big night for international fighters at Invicta FC 24 as Mara Romero Borella outworked Russian Milana Dudieva for a split-decision victory in the main event.

Dudieva struck first in the first round with a tight-looking guillotine, but could not finish it. Borella strike back in the second and third rounds with top-level ground control while fending off a Dudieva triangle choke attempt.

The judges scored it 30-27, 28-29, and 29-28.

Borella became the first Italian fighter to win in Invicta.

FELICIA SPENCER VS AMY COLEMAN

WINNER: FELICIA SPENCER VIA SUBMISSION R1 3:17

ANDREWS PREDICTION: FELICIA SPENCER VIA UD

Andrews: Spencer used her striking indeed, but to set up the takedown and the rear-naked choke submission. Excellent first round for Spencer.

SUNNA RANNVEIG DAVIDSDOTTIR VS KELLY D’ANGELO 

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WINNER: SUNNA RANNVEIG DAVIDSDOTTIR VIA UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: SUNNA RANNVEIG DAVIDSDOTTIR

Andrews: Another textbook performance from “Tsunami.” She used strikes, then took D’Angelo to the ground in the later rounds.

MIRANDA MAVERICK VS GABBY ROMERO

WINNER: MIRANDA MAVERICK VIA UD (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: MIRANDA MAVERICK VIA SUBMISSION

Andrews: Maverick allowed Romero to get some dangerous armbar positions, but had enough confidence to fight through them and use her strikes to pile up the points. She needs to be a bit smarter as there are many fighters who will take better advantage of those positions.

KARINA RODRIGUEZ VS BARBARA ACIOLY 

Invicta FC 24

WINNER: KARINA RODRIGUEZ VIA TKO R1 2:14

ANDREWS PREDICTION: KARINA RODRIGUEZ VIA TKO

Andrews: Rodriguez struck first with a combination that knocked Acioly down and while she tried to fight Karina off, Rodriguez kept the striking pressure on, forcing Greg Franklin to stop the bout. Excellent win.

PAM SORENSON VS HELENA KOLESNYK 

Invicta FC 24

WINNER: IN PROGRESS

ANDREWS PREDICTION: HELENA KOLESNYK VIA TKO

Andrews: 

JINH YU FREY VS ASHLEY CUMMINS

 

WINNER: JINH YU FREY VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: JINH YU FREY VIA UD

Andrews: Frey escaped several dangerous armbars, but successfully forced Cummins to fight off of her back, while inflicting enough damage to get the win. Great win in overcoming Cummins’ strength on the ground.

MAIN EVENT

MILANA DUDIEVA VS MARA ROMERO BORELLA

 

WINNER: MARA ROMERO BORELLA VIA SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: MILANA DUDIEVA VIA UD

Andrews: Borella survived the first-round guillotine and then outworked Dudieva, but I wonder if things might have been different if it were a five-round fight. At any rate, hats off to Borella, who made Italy and Honduras proud tonight.

@kenaiandrews