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Invicta FC 24 official results

Invicta FC 24 takes place today, and you can join us for live and official results beginning at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).

The event takes place at Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., and is headlined by a fight between Milana Dudieva and Mara Romero Borella.

The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.

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Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir decisions Kelly D’Angelo
Kelly D’Angelo and Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (3-0) wasted little time getting into a slugfest in their strawweight fight. But it was Davidsdottir’s (3-0) dominant second round on the ground that helped the most toward a unanimous decision win over D’Angelo (2-1). Davidsdottir picked up a 30-26 thanks to that second frame and a pair of 30-27s to stay unbeaten and hand D’Angelo her first setback.

D’Angelo often found herself getting backed up by some of the heavy shots Davidsdottir ripped off, but D’Angelo got hers in, too, bloodying up Davidsdottir’s nose in the first frame. Davidsdottir thought about a takedown in the first, but D’Angelo defended it.

In the second, though, it was a different story. Davidsdottir was able to land a takedown and not long after got to full mount. D’Angelo defended well, though, and got back to a slightly better position with Davidsdottir in half-guard. But with two minutes left in the round, Davidsdottir again jumped to mount and drilled D’Angelo with some heavy elbows. Then she fired off some right hands before more elbows rained down. After a close first, Davidsdottir was dominant in the middle frame.

In the final round, D’Angelo did well for herself to keep the fight standing, given the second round clearly was given away. But Davidsdottir still seemed to get the better of the striking in the third until 40 seconds left in the fight, when she took D’Angelo down. She got to side control immediately, then finished in mount with a couple seconds to go on her way to the unanimous decision win.

Felicia Spencer chokes out Amy Coleman
Amy Coleman lost her fight with the scale, making her featherweight fight against Felicia Spencer a catchweight. Then she wound up in even more trouble when the bout rolled around. Spencer (3-0) dealt with some decent early striking from Coleman (2-2) to get the fight to the ground, where she was able to finish with a first-round rear-naked choke.

The fighters tied up immediately, and Spencer threw a head kick. But Coleman blocked it, then read Spencer’s second kick and took Spencer to the canvas. There, Coleman dropped punches down, but eventually let Spencer back up. In the center, the two traded punches. When Coleman caught a Spencer kick, Spencer made her pay with several right hands. When they tied up 20 seconds later, it was Spencer who was strong against the fence and used it to take Coleman down. When Coleman worked her way back up, Spencer landed a knee to the face and kept her opponent pressed on the cage until she was able to drag her down again. Spencer passed to side control briefly, then worked to take Coleman’s back and wrapped both legs through. She worked for a rear-naked choke and got one arm in, then squeezed till Coleman was forced to tap at the 3:17 mark of the round.

Official Invicta FC 24 results include:

  • Milana Dudieva vs. Mara Romero Borella
  • Ashley Cummins vs. Jinh Yu Frey
  • Helena Kolesnyk vs. Pam Sorenson
  • Barbara Acioly vs. Karina Rodriguez
  • Miranda Maverick vs. Gabby Romero
  • Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir def. Kelly D’Angelo via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Felicia Spencer def. Amy Coleman via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:17

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Source: MMA Junkie

Champ Tonya Evinger replaces Megan Anderson in Invicta FC 24 headliner

Next month’s Invicta FC 24 event has a new headliner.

With Megan Anderson (8-2) headed to the UFC for a UFC 214 title fight with Cristiane Justino (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), undefeated Helena Kolesnyk (5-0) has a new Invicta FC 24 opponent.

Officials today Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (19-5) is moving up to featherweight for the non-title fight with Kolesnyk.

Invicta FC 24 takes place July 15 at Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., and the entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.

“We’re not making it easy for Helena over here,” Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp joked in a statement. “She’s gone from one champion (in Anderson) to another now with Tonya.

“I’m thankful that our athletes – and especially Tonya Evinger – are always ready and willing to accept a challenge. I have the utmost respect for both these main event fighters, and I’m expecting a great fight on July 15.”

Evinger, who’s No. 7 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA women’s bantamweight rankings, is on a 10-fight winning streak (with one no-contest). In her most recent appearance, the 36-year-old defended her belt for the second time with a submission victory over Yana Kunitskaya in March.

Kolesnyk, a 27-year-old Ukrainian fighter, turned pro in 2014. The Invicta FC newcomer is 5-0 (with five stoppages and one no-contest) since her pro debut. Four of the five wins came in the first round.

In addition to the headliner, officials today announced the remainder of the Invicta FC 24 fight card. The latest Invicta FC 24 lineup includes:

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Source: MMA Junkie