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Invicta FC 22: Five bouts added

Invicta FC announced yesterday the addition of five new bouts to the March 25 card at the Scottish Rite temple in Kansas City, Missouri.

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In the co-main event, atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (14-1-0) moves up to strawweight to take on former strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza (9-1-0), who recently lost the belt to Angela Hill.

Hamasaki defended the belt several times in 2016.

In a bout that was supposed to happen at Invicta FC 21, DeAnna Bennett (8-2-0) grapples with Jodie Esquibel (5-2-0).

Meanwhile Jinh Yu Frey (5-2-0), who just came up short against Yamasaki, will welcome unbeaten Brazilian Janaisa Morandin (9-0-0).Iceland’s Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (1-0-0) will try to remain undefeated when she fights rookie Mallory Martin (1-0-0).

And finally, Kal Holliday (1-0-0), who upset Tiffany Van Soest at Invicta FC 19, will take on Miranda Maverick (1-0-0), who won her debut at Invicta FC 20.

In the main event, Tonya Evinger (18-5-0, 1NC) defends her bantamweight title against Russian Yana Kunitskaya (9-2-0, 1NC) in a rematch.

More bouts are expected to be announced.

The card will be live streamed on UFC Fight Pass March 25 beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. CT


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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