By Farah Hannoun |
June 3, 2021 12: 20 pm ET
Eight atomweights will vie for the No. 1 contender region after they compete in Invicta FC’s Phoenix Tournament.
Invicta FC’s fourth installment of the Phoenix Tournament will lift place June 11 at Memorial Corridor in Kansas City, Kan., the promotion announced Wednesday. The tournament will air dwell on AXS TV and be on hand globally on Invicta FC’s YouTube Channel.
Atomweights Jessica Delboni, Jillian DeCoursey, Katie Perez, Katie Saull, Lindsey VanZandt, Linda Mihalec, Paulina Granados, and Tabatha Watkins will are attempting to retract three fights in one night to score a crack at champion Alesha Zappitella.
“The Phoenix Tournament is a special region of challenges to our athletes,” Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp mentioned in an announcement. “The instant-fireplace dawdle of the one-round quarter- and semifinal fits is totally varied to the rest in blended martial arts. Having to peak no longer once, no longer twice nonetheless doubtlessly three occasions towards three varied opponents is the extra or much less mental stress only a handful of warring parties in MMA history contain overcome.
“Whichever fighter comes out victorious on June 11 would possibly well per chance well contain in actuality earned her shot at the Invicta FC world title.”
Ultimate just like the past Phoenix Tournament occasions, the quarterfinal and semifinal matchups would possibly well per chance be one-round fights, with the finals being a 3-round contest. The quickest finisher in the quarterfinal round will score to settle her subsequent opponent. If no person notches a discontinue in the quarterfinals, semifinal matchups would possibly well per chance be determined by a random contrivance.
At Invicta on AXS TV closing month, atomweight champion Zappitella notched her first title protection when she edged out Delboni, who will look to score one other shot at the title when she takes section in the tournament.
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