KANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 10, 2012) –
Women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships is determined
to find its biggest fan and, thus, will award each of three winners of a fan-submitted
video contest with an exciting prize package.
The grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two
people to the upcoming Invicta FC 2:
Baszler vs. McMann event at Memorial Hall in Kansas City on Sat., July 28.
want to provide a fun, interactive way to enhance the overall Invicta FC fan
experience and give fans an opportunity to win something in exchange for
demonstrating their creativity and enthusiasm for the Invicta FC brand and the
sport of MMA,” said Invicta FC President, Shannon Knapp.
11:59 p.m. CT on Sat., July 14, fans can enter the contest by submitting an
original video, no longer than three minutes, demonstrating why they are the
promotion’s biggest fan. Guidelines for
submitting an entry as well as all prize details are listed on the Invicta FC
“Biggest Fan Video Contest” web page on InvictaFC.com.
addition to entering the contest, fans will have the opportunity to vote for
the winners in an online poll that will be held on InvictaFC.com, beginning
Sun., July 15 at 12:01 a.m. CT until Tues., July 17 at 11:59 p.m. The winners will be announced and contacted
on Weds., July 18 and will be determined by a combination of online poll
results, total video views and Invicta FC staff votes.
must be 18 years of age or older to enter the contest.
for the highly-anticipated Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann event, priced from
$25, are available for purchase at Memorial Hall box office (913) 549-4853),
online at Ticketmaster.com and InvictaFC.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
the bantamweight main event, 2004 Olympic Wrestling Silver Medalist and
undefeated MMA star Sara McMann
(5-0) of Gaffney, SC. and battle-tested submission wizard Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (14-6) of Sioux Falls, SD.
the co-main event, Hitomi “Girlfight
Monster” Akano (18-9) of Tokyo, Japan will square off with Japanese
Jiu-Jitsu black belt and Cesar Gracie-protégé
Alexis Davis (11-5) of Colborne,
Ontario Canada at bantamweight.
other main card action, U.S. Marine and rising bantamweight star Liz “Girl-rilla” Carmouche (6-2) of San
Diego, Calif. will square off with St. Louis Park, Minnesota’s Kaitlin Young (7-5-1), who earned
“Fight of the Night” honors at the inaugural Invicta event on April 28.
specialist Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio
(5-2) of San Jose, Calif. will lock up with streaking superstar Vanessa Porto (14-4) of Sao Paulo,
Brazil at bantamweight.
another bantamweight scrap, power striker Leslie
“The Peacemaker” Smith (3-2-1) of Pleasant Hill, Calif. will battle fellow
hard-hitting KO artist Amanda “Lioness
of the Ring” Nunes (6-2) of Salvador, Bahia Brazil
champion Akaya Hamasaki (7-0) of
Yamaguchi, Japan will head to Kansas City, Kan. to square off with fellow
undefeated star Jasminka “Impressive” Cive
(5-0) of Graz, Styria Austria in a flyweight (115 pounds) matchup
prospects Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak
(5-2) of East Moline, Ill. and undefeated Bethany
Marshall (4-0) of Newport News, Va. will meet in a super flyweight (125
Julia “The Jewel”
(2-2) of Port Moody, British Columbia Canada will face Elina Nilsson (2-2) of Gothenburg, Sweden at featherweight (145
the opening main card bout, Jiu-Jitsu champion and former high school wrestling
star Carla Esparza (6-2) of Redondo
Beach, Calif. will square off with Sarah
“White Tiger” Schneider (6-5) of Kansas City, Mo. in a flyweight tilt.
Invicta FC event will kick off with a five-bout preliminary card. In a bantamweight matchup between two
undefeated future stars, Sarah Moras
(2-0) of Kelowna, British Columbia Canada will face Raquel Pennington (1-1) of Colorado Springs, Colo.
compiling a 5-2 record under amateur status, 25-year-old Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (0-0) will make her much-anticipated professional
debut against unbeaten 30-year-old Suzie
Montero (1-0) of Pompano Beach, Fla. at bantamweight.
of the 26-year-old twin MMA fighter duo, Jocelyn
“Lights Out” Lybarger (0-0) of Phoenix, Ariz. will make debut under
professional status opposite Cheryl Chan
(0-0) of Surrey, British Columbia Canada at super flyweight.
one of two atomweight (105 pounds) matchups, Nicdali Calanoc-Rivera (7-6) of Tulsa, Okla. will take on Angelica Chavez (4-1) of Albuquerque,
N.M. In the other, Jessica Philippus (0-0) of Marshall, Mo. will battle Liz McCarthy (0-0) of Tigard, Ore.
bouts have been approved by the Kansas State Athletic Commission.