Invicta FC put on their third event since the promotion’s inception on Saturday at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.
Jessica Penne made history in the all-female fighting organization on Satruday by capturing the first-ever Invicta FC belt.
Penne defeated Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama via triangle-choke in the second round after working for a submission victory for the majority of Round 1. The two-time Bellator competitor was crowned the Invicta FC atomweight champion in the night’s main event.
Invicta FC 3’s co-main event had Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler battling Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio.
Baszler, a high-level grappler, wasted no time getting the match to the floor. She immediately transitioned from side control to D’Alelio’s back. Baszler attempted a choke from the position, but D’Alelio defended well and made it out of the round.
Round 2, however, wasn’t so successful for D’Alelio. Baszler brought the bout to the canvas shortly after the round commenced, unleashed a flurry of punches, avoided a leg-lock and slapped on a rear-naked choke to finish D’Alelio. Baszler picked up the submission victory at just 37 seconds into Round 2.
Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith met Kaitlin Young in a rematch at Invicta FC 3.
Both combatants engaged in war when the ref said fight. Neither female backed away, as they stood in the pocket and rifled off punches. The match eventually hit the floor, and both fighters were aggressive on the canvas, looking for submissions and ground and pound.
In Round 2, Smith managed to secure a mounted crucifix and rain down punches on Young’s head. Young tried with all her mite to escaped, but it was too late, Smith earned a TKO victory.