DeAnna Bennett-Karina Rodriguez Flyweight Tournament Final Tops Invicta FC 35 Card

By Tristen Critchfield May 14, 2019


A flyweight tournament final pitting DeAnna Bennett against Karina Rodriguez will serve as the headliner for Invicta FC 35.

The promotion announced the matchup on Tuesday. In the co-main event, Alesha Zappitella will square off against Viviane Pereira at atomweight. Invicta FC 35 takes place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan., on June 7 and will stream in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The rest of the card is as follows: Kanako Murata vs. Liana Pirosin at strawweight; Katharina Lehner vs. Lisa Spangler at bantamweight; Kaitlin Young vs. Faith McMah at featherweight; Chelsea Chandler vs. Brittney Victoria at bantamweight; Kelly D’Angelo vs. Jilian DeCoursey at atomweight; Loma Lookboonme vs. Monique Adriane at atomweight and Valerie Wong vs. Genia Goodin at strawweight.

Bennett advanced to the flyweight final with a decision win over Miranda Maverick at Invicta FC 34 on Feb. 15. The Pit Elevated Fight Team representative previously took a split verdict over Rodriguez in their first meeting at Invicta FC 28.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, edged Mliana Dudieva via split decision at Invicta FC 34 to advance. The 33-year-old Mexico native owns a 7-3 career mark.

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