* * FREE OPEN PUBLIC WEIGH IN * *

Oct 4, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) -- WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OPPONENTS Jessica Penne AND Naho Sugiyama, BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BROWN BELT Shayna Baszler, SUBMISSION WIZARD SARAH D’ALELIO UNDEFEATED SENSATION Cat Zingano RISING STAR Raquel Pennington & ALL THE FIGHTERS TO WEIGH IN

Friday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m. CT, Aladdin Holiday Inn Downtown Kansas City

Open To The Public Live Stream On InvictaFC.com

WHO: Main event world championship challenger Jessica Penne Undefeated main event world championship challenger Naho Sugiyama Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Shayna Baszler Submission wizard Sarah D’Alelio Undefeated sensation Cat Zingano Rising star Raquel Pennington & All The Main Card And Undercard Fighters

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. CT

WHERE: Aladdin Holiday Inn 16th Floor 1215 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, MO., 64105 Ph: 816-421-8888

WHAT: All 28 fighters participating in Saturday’s Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Memorial Hall will weigh in on Friday. The weigh in is open to the public, free of charge, and will stream live on InvictaFC.com

In the main event and first-ever Invicta FC world championship fight, superstar Jessica Penne (9-1) of Laguna Hills, Calif. will face off with undefeated phenom Naho Sugiyama (8-0) of Kyoto, Japan at atomweight (105 pounds).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Shayna Baszler (14-7) of Sioux Falls, S.D. will return to action in the bantamweight (135 pounds) co-main event and take on Invicta FC 2 winner Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (6-2) of San Jose, Calif.

Undefeated sensation Cat Zingano (6-0) of Denver, Colo. will throw down with Invicta FC 2 winner Raquel Pennington (3-1) of Colorado Springs, Colo. at bantamweight.

Prolific strikers Kaitlin Young (7-6-1) of St. Louis Park, Minn. and Leslie Smith (3-2-1) of Pleasant Hill, Calif. will face off in a highly-anticipated bantamweight rematch to their April 28 slugfest at the inaugural Invicta FC event that ended in a majority draw.

Invicta FC 2 victor Barb Honchak (6-2) of Bettendorf, Iowa, will collide with rising star and furious finisher Aisling Daly (13-3) of Dublin, Ireland in a flyweight (125 pounds) contest.

Women’s MMA pioneer and submission expert Tara LaRosa (21-2) of Woodstown, N.J., who will lock horns at flyweight with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Vanessa Porto (14-5) of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Michelle Waterson (9-3) of Albuquerque, N.M. will also make her first start under the Invicta FC banner against Lacey Schuckman (7-5) of Lakewood, Colo. in an atomweight scrap.

A six-bout preliminary card stacked with exciting prospects will precede the event’s main card. Doors at Memorial Hall open at 5 p.m. CST on Saturday and the first preliminary bout will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the 14-bout event, priced from $25, are on sale at Memorial Hall box office (913) 549-4853), online at Ticketmaster.com and InvictaFC.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

The live, free-of-charge stream of the event will begin on InvictaFC.com at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST with the first preliminary card bout and continue with the eight-bout main card.

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