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8-fight lineup for Invicta FC 22 now complete with addition of 2 fights
By: MMAjunkie Staff | March 2, 2017 2:30 pm
Invicta FC is back later this month, and the lineup now is complete for the promotion’s return.
Invicta FC 22 has added a final pair of fights to the lineup. Former atomweight title challenger Amber Brown (6-3) will be back in the division after a one-fight stint at strawweight, and will take on Ashley Cummins (4-3). And Felicia Spencer (1-0) will meet Madison McElhaney (1-0) in a featherweight bout.
Invicta FC 22 takes place March 25 at Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event will stream on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (18-5) fights challenger Yana Kunitskaya (9-2) in a rematch.
Brown will be looking to get back on track after back-to-back submission losses. The New Mexico native started her pro career 6-1, including four stoppages. She won her first three Invicta FC fights with a split call over Liz McCarthy at Invicta FC 9 and submission wins over Catherine Costigan and Shino VanHoose and Invicta FC 13 and 15, respectively. But at Invicta FC 16 a year ago, she tapped to an armbar from Ayaka Hamasaki, and in November an armbar got her again when she fought Ashley Yoder.
Cummins, from St. Louis, will fight in her home state on the heels of a win in her Bellator debut this past June. At Bellator 157 in St. Louis, she submitted Nikki Smith in the second round. That got her back on track after three straight losses, all under the Invicta FC banner. She fought and beat Sofia Baghderdai at Invicta FC 1 in 2012, but then dropped fights to Joanne Calderwood, Emily Kagan and Alexa Grasso in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Her return for Bellator was her first fight in nearly two years.
The complete Invicta FC 22 card now includes:
•Champ Tonya Evinger vs. Yana Kunitskaya – for bantamweight title
•Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Livia Renata Souza
•DeAnna Bennett vs. Jodie Esquibel
•Jinh Yu Frey vs. Janaisa Morandin
•Amber Brown vs. Ashley Cummins
•Sunna Davidsdottir vs. Mallory Martin
•Kal Holliday vs. Miranda Maverick
•Madison McElhaney vs. Felicia Spencer