Invicta FC 43 loses most important event to COVID-19
KANSAS City, Kan. — On Thursday, Nov. 19, Invicta Combating Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 43: King vs. Harrison. The event takes place Friday, Nov. 20, with the full card streaming are living on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT.
The card was slated to be headlined by a strawweight title struggle amongst Emily “Gordinha” Ducote (9-6) and Mexico’s Montserrat “Conejo” Ruiz (9-1). Equally fighters productively made championship body weight – Ducote at 114.5 kilos and Ruiz at 113.3 lbs . – but enhanced COVID-19 basic safety protocols have pressured the postponement of the bout to a upcoming date.
As a final result of the adjust, the featherweight debut of two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison (7-) will now provide as the night’s headliner. Harrison usually takes on veteran Courtney “The Lion” King (4-1).
Harrison, a sixth-degree black belt in judo, has compiled a ideal file competing in the lightweight division beneath the Skilled Fighters League banner. Five of her 7 victories have come inside of the length. She most not long ago captured the promotion’s light-weight match with a conclusion acquire about UFC veteran Larissa Pacheco. Colorado’s King enters the bout using a 3-fight winning streak that involves two submission victories. The 27-12 months-aged most recently submitted fellow Invicta alum Audrey Wolfe in December. She also retains wins above Holli Logan and Colbey Northcutt.
Invicta FC 43 weigh-in outcomes
- Featherweight: Courtney King (145.2) vs. Kayla Harrison (145.9)
- Flyweight: Stephanie Geltmacher (124.9) vs. Caitlin Sammons (124.2)
- Bantamweight: Brittney Cloudy (137.3)* vs. Hope Chase (135.9)
- Strawweight: Alexa Culp (115.6) vs. Meaghan Penning (115.9)
- Flyweight: Juliana Miller (125.2) vs. Kendal Holowell (125.8)
* – Cloudy missed the bantamweight restrict of 136 pounds and was fined 25 % of her combat purse
Moreover, previous featherweight title challenger Kaitlin Younger weighed in as a reserve fighter, hitting the scale at 145.9 kilos.
Sadly, due to the enhanced basic safety protocols, the athletes were not obtainable for weigh-in pictures.