Invicta FC 35 set for June 7, DeAnna Bennett vs. Karina Rodriguez headlines
Bennett (10-4-1) and Rodriguez (7-3) meet in the finals of a four-woman flyweight tournament that kicked off in February, with the winner challenging current champ Vanessa Porto (21-8) later this year. The tourney final serves as the main event of Invicta FC 35, which takes place June 7 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Bennett and Rodriguez each earned their semifinal wins at February’s Invicta FC 34. Bennett picked up a unanimous decision over Miranda Maverick, while Rodriguez edged out Milana Dudieva via split decision.
The night’s co-feature sees undefeated atomweight Alesha Zappitella (5-0) compete for the third time under the Invicta FC banner, taking on four-time UFC veteran Viviane Pereira (13-3), who drops down to 105 pounds for the first time in her career.
The full Invicta FC 35 lineup includes:
- DeAnna Bennett vs. Karina Rodriguez – flyweight tournament final
- Viviane Pereira vs. Alesha Zappitella
- Kanako Murata vs. Liana Pirosin
- Katharina Lehner vs. Lisa Spangler
- Faith McMah vs. Kaitlin Young
- Chelsea Chandler vs. Brittney Victoria
- Kelly D'Angelo vs. Jillian DeCoursey
- Monique Adriane vs. Loma Lookboonmee
- Genia Goodin vs. Valerie Wong
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