Invicta FC: Phoenix series returns in September
Following the success of Phoenix Series 1, which saw a champion crowned and stars born, Invicta Fighting Championships today announced its second one-night, eight-woman tournament.
Phoenix Series 2 is scheduled to take place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City on Friday 6th September and will feature eight elite flyweights engaging in high-stakes single-elimination competition.
The flyweight field competing at Phoenix Series 2 includes:
DeAnna Bennett (10-5-1) – UFC veteran and former Invicta FC title challenger
Milana Dudieva (12-8) – Three-fight UFC veteran
Marilia Santos (10-3) – Dana White’s Contender Series veteran
Maiju Suotama (8-4) – Strikeforce Challengers veteran
Daiana Torquato (9-3) – Brazilian prospect on a seven-fight winning streak
Cheri Muraski (6-2) – Three-fight Invicta FC veteran
Liz Tracy (5-3) – Three-fight Invicta FC veteran
Miranda Maverick (5-2) – Twenty-two-year-old prospect with six Invicta FC fights
Phoenix Series 2 follows the same structure as the prior tournament, with four quarter-final bouts and two semi-final bouts each having a maximum duration of one five-minute round. The tournament’s final bout will be contested over three five-minute rounds.
Quarter-final match-ups will be determined by random draw prior to the event and the quarter-final round’s fastest finisher will be able to pick their semi-final round opponent from the three other advancing competitors.
In addition to the seven tournament bouts, two traditional, non-tournament bouts have been announced for Sept. 6:
Alexa Conners (5-3) drops down to flyweight to face promotional newcomer Mariya Agapova (6-1), fresh off an appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series opposite Invicta veteran Tracy Cortez.
Josee Storts (1-0) and Helen Lucero (0-0) make their Invicta FC debuts in a flyweight affair.
Play-by-play voice Laura Sanko and analyst Jimmy Smith return to call the Phoenix Series 2 action, streaming live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday 6th September.