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Sarah Kleczka Replaces Yaya Rincón, Invicta FC 29 Lineup Finalized

Kansas City, Mo. — The fight card for Invicta FC 29 is now complete.

The event, which takes place from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday, May 4, will feature a total of eight bouts.

Undefeated bantamweight Sarah Kleczka (2-0), who made a successful professional debut at Invicta FC 25 last August, steps in to replace California’s Yaya Rincón against promotional newcomer Lisa Spangler (0-0). The American Top Team Tampa product Kleczka picked up her second career victory this past weekend, scoring a first-round armbar finish of Natalie King.

Additionally, the Invicta debut of 18-year-old Croatian flyweight Adriana Vuković (0-0) has been pushed back to a future event.

Invicta FC 29 will be headlined by a bantamweight title tilt between Canadian Sarah Kaufman (19-4, 1 NC) and German fighter Katharina Lehner (7-0). The night’s co-main event also takes place in the bantamweight division as Iranian-Swedish fighter Pannie Kianzad (8-3) welcomes Brazilian Bianca Daimoni (7-2) to the promotion. The event will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT.

The finalized fight card for Invicta FC 29 can be found below:

Bantamweight Title: Sarah Kaufman (19-4, 1 NC) vs. Katharina Lehner (7-0)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-3) vs. Bianca Daimoni (7-2)
Flyweight: Pearl Gonzalez (7-3) vs. Bárbara Acioly (4-2)
Bantamweight: Julia Avila (4-0) vs. Marciea Allen (6-2)
Flyweight: Liz Tracy (4-2) vs. Cheri Muraski (4-1)
Bantamweight: Sarah Kleczka (2-0) vs. Lisa Spangler (0-0)
Featherweight: Allison Schmidt (1-0) vs. Macy Chiasson (1-0)
Strawweight: Helen Peralta (1-0) vs. Cheyanne Vlismas (1-0)


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.

Four Fighters Join Invicta FC Roster, Including Isis Verbeek and Luanna Alzuguir

Kansas City, Mo. — Invicta Fighting Championships has signed four new athletes to its roster.

Joining the atomweight division will be GLORY Kickboxing veteran Isis Verbeek (0-0). With more than 50 combined Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts, the 23-year-old Dutchwoman will make her professional MMA debut inside the Invicta cage. She’s faced many of the world’s best strikers, including current GLORY champion Anissa Meksen.

Bolstering the 125-pound division will be Brazil’s Luanna Alzuguir (0-0). A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, the 32-year-old is a five-time world champion and an ADCC gold medalist. She earned a third-round submission victory over Brittney Cloudy in her lone amateur MMA bout.

Lisa Spangler (0-0) is the latest addition to the bantamweight division. Dubbed “The Strangler,” she has amassed a record of 9-1 as an amateur, including five finishes by strikes. Fighting out of Gracie Barra in Portland, the 22-year-old Spangler has shared the cage with Invicta veteran Kal Schwartz.

Finally, Croatia’s Adriana Vuković (0-0) is the youngest fighter to sign with the promotion. At just 18 years of age, Vuković has already compiled an amateur record of 6-0-1. Training out of Tristar MMA, the flyweight has won numerous amateur titles in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing and MMA.

Look for all four fighters to debut inside the Invicta FC cage in 2018.

Photo: Isis Verbeek (James Law/GLORY)


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.