Previously, former featherweight champ Megan Anderson was originally scheduled to face Kolesnyk, but her opportunity to fight for the UFC’s featherweight belt with Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino at UFC 214 created a vacancy, both for the 145-pound crown and Invicta FC 24’s main event slot.
The matchup is a three-round, non-title affair.
The 36-year-old Evinger has proved dominant as the company’s bantamweight champion, defeating Yana Kunitskaya at Invicta FC 22, part of an 11-fight unbeaten streak.
Look haters…It's me n my belt bwahahaha pic.twitter.com/gZLFGnfr1L
— tonya evinger (@tonyaevinger) February 2, 2017
Kolesnyk, 27, placed third at the World Muay Thai championships in 2015 and has finished all five of her victories.
After training pic.twitter.com/oGI2S64FdK
— Helena_Kolesnyk1990 (@helena_kolesnyk) October 28, 2016
Invicta FC 24 is scheduled for July 15 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City.
Other bouts include:
Tonya Evinger (19-5-0, 1NC) vs Helena Kolesnyk (5-0-0, 1NC)
Milana Dudieva (11-5-0) vs Mara Romero Borella (10-4-0, 1NC)
Yana Kunitskaya (9-3-0, 1NC) vs Raquel Pa’aluhi (6-5-0)
Jinh Yu Frey (5-2-0) vs Ashley Cummins (5-3-0)
Barbara Acioly (4-0-0)vs Karina Rodeiguez (4-2-0)
Amy Coleman (2-1-0) vs Felicia Spencer (2-0-0)
Sunna Daviosdottir (2-0-0) vs Kelly D’Angelo (2-0-0)
Mallory Martin (1-1-0) vs Tiffany Masters (2-0-0)