The Invicta FC 8 main event will go forward as planned, as both Michelle Waterson and Yasuko Tamada made weight on Friday.
The promotion’s reigning atomweight queen, Waterson tipped the scales at 104.8 pounds, while Tamada checked in at 103.5. Invicta FC 8 takes place at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday night. The 10-bout event marks Invicta’s debut on UFC Fight Pass. The stream begins at 8 p.m ET/5 p.m. PT.
Waterson, who trains at Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., captured 105-pound gold in April 2013 with an enthralling fourth-round submission against Jessica Penne. “The Karate Hottie” enters the contest on a five-fight winning streak and is 11-3 overall as a professional, with seven submission triumphs to her credit.
A longtime veteran of the Japanese circuit, Tamada owns a 15-8-3 mark during her pro tenure, including 13 victories via decision. “Ikuko” has won three straight fights, most recently outpointing Yukiko Seki on Aug. 31, 2013.
INVICTA FC 8 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Michelle Waterson (104.8) vs. Yasuko Tamada (103.5)
Stephanie Eggink (114.7) vs. Katja Kankaanpaa (114)
Ediane Gomes (134.9) vs. Tonya Evinger (137.3)*
Roxanne Modafferi (124.9) vs. Tara LaRosa (125.6)
Michelle Ould (131.9)* vs. DeAnna Bennett (125.4)
Veronica Rothenhausler (155) vs. Charmaine Tweet (154.5)
Peggy Morgan (133.5) vs. Irene Aldana (135.1)
Alexa Grasso (115.2) vs. Ashley Cummins (115.7)
Jodie Esquibel (105.9) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (105.4)
J.J. Aldrich (115.1) vs. Delaney Owen (114.2)
*Evinger and Ould both missed weight.