The primary Invicta FC occasion of 2023 is within the books.
Invicta FC 51 passed off at ReelWorks Denver, that includes an eight-fight card with two title fights within the flyweight and bantamweight divisions on the prime of the invoice.
In the primary occasion, Taneisha Tennant (5-2) sought to defend her bantamweight title for the second time as she took on UFC veteran Talita Bernardo (10-4), who entered on a three-fight win streak.
It was an in depth back-and-forth bout that was tied 38-38 going into the ultimate spherical, leaving simply 5 minutes to resolve who would emerge as champion. Bernardo leaned on her grappling recreation and managed Tennant from prime place for a lot of the final spherical, incomes the judges’ favor. To make issues worse for Tennant, she was docked a degree for protecting her toes within the cage, leading to a 10-8 last spherical.
Bernardo ends Tennant’s reign, changing into the brand new Invicta bantamweight champion, and lengthening her present win streak to 4.
The vacant flyweight title was up for grabs within the co-main occasion.
Ketlen Souza (13-3) outpointed, outgrappled, and even opened a nasty reduce above the precise eye of Kristina Williams (6-4) en path to a unanimous choice win. After simply her second look in Invicta, Souza begins a flyweight title reign whereas stretching her present win streak to 5.
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Official outcomes of Invicta FC 51 embrace:
Talita Bernardo def. Taneisha Tennant by way of unanimous choice (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) – for bantamweight title
Ketlen Souza def. Kristina Williams by way of unanimous choice (50-45, 49-46, 48-47) – for flyweight title
Olga Rubin def. Serena DeJesus by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Claire Guthrie def. Auttumn Norton by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Elisandra Ferreira def. Marisa Messer-Belenchia by way of cut up choice (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Rayanne dos Santos def. Katie Saull by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Fatima Kline def. Laura Gallardo by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Images: Invicta FC 51 official weigh-ins and faceoffs