Three fights in three different weight classes have been added to Invicta Fighting Championships 7 on December 7th in Kansas City, Missouri. Canadian strikers Julia “The Jewel” Budd and Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet will face off in a featured featherweight matchup on the card.
Along with the Budd-Tweet bout, Invicta FC officials also announced today that bantamweight Kelly “Blood Red” Kobold will make her long-awaited promotional debut against Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger. In flyweight action, Munah “The Perfect Storm” Holland faces Nina “The Strina” Ansaroff.
Budd (5-2-0) is undefeated inside the Invicta FC cage with three straight stoppage wins. She has twice found herself on the brink of featherweight title contention, but untimely injuries to both Budd and her opponents have delayed her journey to the belt. In July, Budd was scheduled to face Ediane “India” Gomes, but she was forced to withdraw due to injury. Tweet (5-4-0) stepped in as Budd’s replacement, but she too was forced off of the Invicta FC 6 card due to visa issues. Like her fellow Canadian, Tweet has also won three in a row and all three fights have ended inside the distance.
Kobold (18-3-1) has fought just one time in the past five years, earning a quick submission win in April 2011. The one-time EliteXC fighter was set to make her Invicta FC debut on the promotion’s second card, but had to withdraw due to an injury. Of Kobold’s 18 career wins, 16 have come by knockout or submission. Her opponent, Evinger (11-6-0), returns to the bantamweight division after scoring a Split Decision win in her flyweight debut. The hard-hitting wrestler has faced many of the sport’s top names and most recently appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 18, but was upset during the elimination round.
Holland (5-2-0), a former Golden Gloves boxing champion, transitioned to MMA in late 2010 and won three of her first four fights for Ring of Combat. She extended her winning streak with crushing knockout victories over Marianna “The Crushen Russian” Kheyfets and Carina “Barbie” Damm before falling to Michelle “T-Cat” Ould at Bellator 74. Ansaroff (5-3-0) opened her pro career with just one win in her first four fights, but the Florida-based fighter has since strung together four straight stoppage wins. She most recently finished Aylla Caroline Lima da Silva with a flying knee to the body in June.
Invicta Fighting Championships 7 takes place on December 7th at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.
Invicta Fighting Championships 7 Fight Card (to date; subject to change):
- Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak vs Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith [Invicta FC Flyweight Title]
- Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza vs Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha [Invicta FC Strawweight Title]
- Lauren Murphy vs “The Queen of Mean” Miriam Nakamoto [Invicta FC Bantamweight Title]
- Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig vs Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres
- Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood vs Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää
- Julia “The Jewel” Budd vs Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet
- Vanessa Porto vs Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto Gurgel
- Kelly “Blood Red” Kobold vs Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger
- Munah “The Perfect Storm” Holland vs Nina “The Strina” Ansaroff