Kansas City, Mo. — On Friday, May 19, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 23: Porto vs. Niedźwiedź. The event takes place from Scottish Rite Temple on Saturday, May 20, and streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
In the night’s main event, former flyweight title challenger Vanessa Porto (18-7) meets undefeated Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (9-0) of Poland. Brazil’s Porto will look to rebound from her back-and-forth battle with champion Jennifer Maia last spring at Invicta FC 16. Niedźwiedź will be making her second promotional appearance, having defeated veteran Christine Stanley at Invicta FC 18.
The co-main event also takes place in the flyweight division as veteran Roxanne Modafferi (20-13) faces off with Sarah D’Alelio (11-6). Modafferi will aim to get back into title contention, having fallen short in her title conquest at Invicta FC 19. D’Alelio returns to the promotion riding a four-fight winning streak that includes a submission win at Invicta FC 16.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Flyweight: Vanessa Porto (125.8) vs. Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (126)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (125.7) vs. Sarah D’Alelio (125.6)
Atomweight: Herica Tiburcio (105.5) vs. Tessa Simpson (105.8)
Bantamweight: Elizabeth Phillips (140.4)* vs. Kelly Faszholz (135.3)
Flyweight: Andrea Lee (125.5) vs. Liz Tracy (125.4)
Featherweight: Ediane Gomes (145.4) vs. Pam Sorenson (145.4)
Strawweight: Tiffany Van Soest (115.4) vs. Christine Ferea (115.9)
Bantamweight: Brooksie Bayard (135.4) vs. Yaya Rincón (135.4)
* – Phillips missed the bantamweight limit of 136 pounds and was fined 25 percent of her fight purse
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (Facebook.com/InvictaFights), and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.