Who will cement themselves as the next #1 flyweight contender? Witness #InvictaFC35: @DeAnnaDBennett vs @kari_rod8 this June 7th LIVE on @UFCFightPass! Tickets: https://t.co/AUqmADeOK8 pic.twitter.com/bp4nnWzQym— Invicta FC (@InvictaFights) May 20, 2019
Invicta Fighting Championships is back this Friday, June 7, in Kansas City, Kansas, for Invicta FC 35, where three fighters came in heavy but the main event is set.
In the main event, it's a rematch as DeAnna Bennett (125.3) prepares to once again take on Karina Rodriguez (125.4) in a flyweight bout. The two first met at Invicta FC 28 in 2018, where Bennett edged Rodriguez by split decision. In the co-main event, undefeated Alesha Zappitella (106) fights Ultimate Fighting Championship strawweight veteran Viviane Pereira (106.7*) in an atomweight scrap.
Invicta FC 35, which airs live on UFC Fight Pass on June 7 at 8 p.m. ET., also features a strawweight bout between Rizin Fighting Federation standout Kanako Murata (116) and Brazilian Liana Ferreira Pirosin (115.8). In a bantamweight tilt, "The Ultimate Fighter" alum Katharina Lehner (135.4) collides with the unbeaten Lisa Spangler (135.4). At featherweight, the resurgent Kaitlin Young (145.8) meets New Zealand's Faith McMah (146.4**).
Three fighters missed weight: Pereira (106.7*), who came in .7 pounds over the atomweight limit, McMah (146.4**), who weighed in above the featherweight cap by .4 pounds, and D'Angelo (108.8***), who missed weight for her atomweight contest by 2.8 pounds. All three have been fined 25 percent of their purses.
Invicta FC 35 Weigh-in Results:DeAnna Bennett (125.3) vs. Karina Rodriguez (125.4)
Alesha Zappitella (106) vs. Viviane Pereira (106.7*)
Kanako Murata (116) vs. Liana Ferreira Pirosin (115.8)
Katharina Lehner (135.4) vs. Lisa Spangler (135.4)
Kaitlin Young (145.8) vs. Faith McMah (146.4**)
Chelsea Chandler (136) vs. Brittney Victoria Grizzelle (134)
Kelly D'Angelo (108.8***) vs. Jillian DeCoursey (105.4)
Konklak Suphisara (105.5) vs Monique Adriane de Oliveira Costa (105.6)
Valerie Wong (114.5) vs. Genia Gooden (114.3)
* Pereira missed weight by .7 pounds and has been fined 25 percent of her purse.
** McMah missed weight by .4 pounds and has been fined 25 percent of her purse.
*** D'Angelo missed weight by 2.8 pounds and has been fined 25 percent of her purse.