Invicta FC 25 live results: Raquel Pa'aluhi vs. Yana Kunitskaya

Invicta FC will crown a new champion tonight.

Raquel Pa’aluhi (6-5) takes on Yana Kunitskaya (9-3-1) for the vacant bantamweight title in the Invicta FC 25 main event, while Livia Renata Souza (10-1) takes on undefeated Janaisa Morandin (9-0) in the co-headliner.

Invicta FC 25 takes place tonight beginning at 9 p.m. ET at Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, Calif. The entire card will stream on UFC Fight Pass. You can follow along live here on MMAjunkie.

Below are up-to-the-minute Invicta FC 25 results:

  • Yana Kunitskaya vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi – for vacant bantamweight title
  • Janaisa Morandin vs. Livia Renata Souza
  • Alexa Conners vs. Katharina Lehner
  • Sharon Jacobson vs. Kali Robbins
  • Alyse Anderson vs. Shino VanHoose
  • Sarah Kleczka vs. Amberlynn Orr
  • Courtney King vs. Yaya Rincon
  • Tracy Cortez vs. Cheri Muraski
  • Jillian DeCoursey vs. Ashley Medina

For more on Invicta FC 25, visit the MMA Events section of the site.

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Invicta FC 25 weigh-in results

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Invicta FC will crown a new champion tomorrow night.

Raquel Pa’aluhi (6-5) takes on Yana Kunitskaya (9-3-1) for the vacant bantamweight title in the Invicta FC 25 main event, while Livia Renata Souza (10-1) takes on undefeated Janaisa Morandin (9-0) in the co-headliner.

Invicta FC 25 takes place Thursday at Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, Calif. The entire card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

Below are the complete Invicta FC 25 weigh-in results:

  • Yana Kunitskaya (134.5) vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi (133.8) – for vacant bantamweight title
  • Janaisa Morandin (115.3) vs. Livia Renata Souza (115.0)
  • Alexa Conners (136) vs. Katharina Lehner (140.5)
  • Sharon Jacobson (115.1) vs. Kali Robbins (117.3)
  • Alyse Anderson (104.9) vs. Shino VanHoose (105.7)
  • Sarah Kleczka (135) vs. Amberlynn Orr (135.7)
  • Courtney King (146) vs. Yaya Rincon (144.4)
  • Tracy Cortez (125.3) vs. Cheri Muraski (125.5)
  • Jillian DeCoursey (104.9) vs. Ashley Medina (105.9)

For more on Invicta FC 25, visit the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Top 25 finishes in Invicta FC history (Nos. 15-11): Body kicks galore

More than five years have passed since Invicta FC hosted its first event. During that time, the all-female organization has gone through a number of different incarnations.

Despite having roster members consistently plucked up by the UFC, Invicta FC frequently hosts solid fight cards to help further the growth of women’s MMA. The fighters do their part by delivering inside the cage, and with the 25th event in company history set to go down Thursday, Invicta FC has decided to highlight its young history.

Invicta FC 25 takes place at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, Calif. Ahead of the event, Invicta FC’s social media team is rolling out a countdown of the 25 best finishes in its history.

Don’t miss the countdown for finish Nos. 25-21, as well as finish Nos. 20-16. And check out the third installment below, counting down No. 15 to No. 11. Then stayed tuned to The Blue Corner this week for the top 10.

15. Andrea Lee def. Rachael Ostovich at Invicta FC 14 (Sept. 12, 2015)

Andrea Lee showed off her slick ground game against Rachael Ostovich with a third-round submission win by armbar at Invicta FC 14.

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14. Alexa Grasso def. Alida Gray at Invicta FC 10 (Dec. 5, 2014)

Mexican prospect Alexa Grasso added to her undefeated record at Invicta FC 10 when she showed off the power in her hands to stop Alida Gray by first-round TKO.

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13. Livia Renata Souza def. DeAnna Bennett at Invicta FC 15 (Jan. 16, 2016)

Now-former strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza made her first successful title defense at Invicta FC 15 when a brutal body kick set up her 90-second TKO of DeAnna Bennett.

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12. Angela Hill def. Alida Gray at Invicta FC 15 (Jan. 16, 2016)

The dangerous striking arsenal of Angela Hill was on display at Invicta FC 15 when she overwhelmed Alida Gray with a flurry of strikes in the first round to win by TKO in a mere 99 seconds.

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11. DeAnna Bennett def. Michele Ould at Invicta FC 8 (Sept. 6, 2014)

The kicking power of DeAnna Bennett stunned Michele Ould at Invicta FC 8. Bennett landed a left kick to the liver in the second round, and after a delayed reaction Ould slumped to the canvas holding her body.

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For more on the Invicta FC schedule, including the upcoming Invicta FC 25, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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Championship doubleheader slated for Invicta FC 25 in California

Invicta FC is going to California and bringing a championship doubleheader event with it.

The promotion announced Monday that Invicta FC 25 will take place Aug. 31 at Tachi Palace in Lemoore, Calif., and atop the card, which will stream on UFC Fight Pass, is a pair fights for vacant title belts.

In the main event, Yana Kunitskaya and Raquel Pa’aluhi will face off for the bantamweight title recently vacated by longtime champion Tonya Evinger, who will compete later this month in a title fight at UFC 214. The co-headliner will feature Livia Renata Souza and Jodie Esquibel battling for the strawweight belt vacated by UFC fighter Angela Hill.

Kunitskaya (9-3-1) will enter after a pair of fights with Evinger. Kunitskaya originally defeated Evinger by submission in Nov. 2016 but later had the result overturned because of a controversial call by the referee. They rematched in March, with Evinger winning by second-round submission. Pa’aluhi (6-5) will enter having won four of her last five fights, including most recently a rear-naked choke finish in January at Invicta FC 21. She will enter trying to follow the footsteps of UFC champion Max Holloway to bring a second MMA title to Waianae, Hawaii.

Souza (10-1) will enter her bout against Esquibel (6-2) looking to reclaim the 115-pound title she lost in a split decision to Hill in May 2016. Souza rebounded with an impressive TKO finish of Ayaka Hamasaki in March at Invicta FC 22. Esquibel, who has won three of her last four, had her most recent fight on the same night, defeating DeAnna Bennett by split decision.

For more on Invicta FC 25, visit the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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