Invicta FC To Crown New Strawweight Champion Through Tourney

Eight fighters will compete in a special one-night tournament from Phoenix that streams live on UFC Fight Pass to crown a champion.

Invicta FC’s Virna Jandiroba has vacated the strawweight title to sign with the UFC, and the promotion has the perfect way to crown a new champion.

The upcoming Invicta FC Phoenix Rising Series will feature a one-night, eight-fighter tournament, with the winner walking out as the strawweight titleholder.

Mizuki, a former challenger, faces Sharon Jacobson, Janaisa Morandin meets Brianna Van Buren, Danielle Taylor takes on Juliana Lima and Kailin Curran battles Sunna Davíðsdóttir in the quarterfinal round bouts.

Phoenix Rising 1 takes place from Kansas City’s Memorial Hall on Friday, May 3. The event streams exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets to the event are on sale now through Eventbrite.

TBD vs. TBD – strawweight tournament final

Kay Hansen (4-2) vs. Magdaléna Šormová (7-1)

TBD vs. TBD – strawweight tournament semifinal

TBD vs. TBD – strawweight tournament semifinal

Amber Brown (7-5) vs. Manjit Kolekar (11-2) – strawweight tournament reserve bout

Mizuki (13-5) vs. Sharon Jacobson (5-4) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal

Janaisa Morandin (10-2) vs. Brianna Van Buren (5-2) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal

Danielle Taylor (10-4) vs. Juliana Lima (9-5) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal

Kailin Curran (4-6) vs. Sunna Davidsdottir (3-0) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal

Alyssa Krahn (5-2) vs. Itzel Esquivel (4-2) – strawweight tournament reserve bout

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