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Invicta Fighting Championships made their mixed martial arts debut on Saturday night. “Invicta FC 1: Coenen vs. Ruyssen” took place inside Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas and featured a scrap between former Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen and Romy Ruyssen.
The show marked the first major all-female MMA card.
Although Coenen entered the scrap as the odds-on favorite, she was at a disadvantage because Ruyssen failed to make weight on Friday. Coenen tipped the scale at 146 pounds, while her opponent clocked 149.8 pounds.
It’s not like it mattered, as Coenen trounced Ruyssen for an easy unanimous decision victory.
Here are the official results from last night’s action:
Cassie Rodish Defeated Meghan Wright via Submission (Guilltoine Choke) at :36 in the 1stRound
Ashley Cummins Defeated Sofia Bagherdai via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Randi Miller Defeated Mollie Estes via TKO (Punches) at 3:27 in the 3rdRound
Sarah Maloy Defeated Michele Gutierrez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Amy Davis Defeated Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc via Submission (Kimura) at 3:47 in the 2ndRound
Sarah D’Alelio Defeated Vanessa Mariscal via Submission (Punches) at 3:19 in the 1stRound
Kaitlin Young vs. Leslie Smith Draw (29-28, 28-29, 29-29)*
Liz Carmouche Defeated via Ashleigh Curry via TKO (Punches) at 1:58 in the 1stRound
Jessica Penne Defeated Lisa Ellis via via TKO (Punches) at 2:48 in the 3rdRound
Marloes Coenen Defeated Romy Ruyssen via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
* – Both fighters were awarded their ‘win bonus’
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This video gives us plenty of background on some of the fighters competing in Kansas City tonight. It comes by way of allelbows and @ekc. These two always put it down no matter what mixed martial arts event they happen to be covering. You can catch Invicta FC One: Coenen vs. Ruyssen II tonight at 8 PM EST over at invictafc.com
The Invicta Fighting Championships debut event takes place from the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday, April 28th.
The all female MMA event will stream live and free on the Invcita website beginning at 8:00pm ET. Event results will be posted below following each bout.
Invicta FC 1 Results
Megan Wright vs. Cassie Rodish
Rodish defeated Wright by guillotine choke submission...
After the initial stare down, Marloes Coenen (left) and Romy Ruyssen (right) turned their bodies toward the press as instructed for more photo ops. However, these two refused to stare into each others eyeballs unlike the ten pairs before them. Ruyssen will be looking to avenge the lone loss on her record which came via a rear naked choke held by the same fighter she will face tonight...
All 11 bouts, including the featherweight (145 pounds) main event rematch between superstar Marloes Coenen (19-5) of The Netherlands and 22-year-old armbar wizard Romy Ruyssen (5-1) of France, were made official at today’s weigh-in at Hotel Phillips for the inaugural Invicta Fighting Championships all-women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event tomorrow/Saturday, April 28 at Memorial...
Invicta Fighting Championships will be holding their debut event at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday, April 28th. The all female fight card will stream live on the Invicta website (www.invictafc.com) beginning at 8:00pm ET.
The event will be headlined by a rematch between Marloes Coenen and Romy Ruyssen. Ruyssen will be out to avenge the only loss on her record; a...
You can check out the live weigh-ins for the inaugural Invicta Fighting Championships event by clicking the link below at 6 PM EST today (4/27).
Invicta FC 1 Weigh-In Link
Make sure to visit that same link tomorrow night at 8 PM EST, where you will find Invicta FC One live and free from inside of the Municipal Hall in Kansas City. Full weigh-in results can also be found below...