Invicta 27 Results
It’s been eight years since Sarah Kaufman was the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion. After Saturday night, she could be in line for more gold.
Kaufman was dominant in a unanimous decision victory over Pannie Kianzad via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) in Invicta FC 27’s main event in Kansas City.
In her post fight interview, Kaufman called out to Invicta president Shannon Knapp for at the vacant bantamweight title. Former champion Yana Kunitskaya departing for the UFC, leaving the title up for grabs.
“Shannon Knapp, where’s that title belt?” Kaufman said. “I want it around my waist. It’s nice and shiny. I like shiny things.”
Kaufman, who’s only losses have come from Ronda Rousey, Marloes Coenen, Alexis Davis and Valentina Shevchenko.
Kianzad not only lost her third straight fight as a member of Invicta, but also missed weight during Friday’s weigh-in. This is not the first time that Kianzad would fail at the scale, as a title shot against Tonya Evinger in 2015 would end up being a non-title fight and falling by TKO.
In the co-main event, Vanessa Porto finished Mariana Morais via submission with a rear-naked choke at 4:19 of the first round.
Sharon Jacobson pulled off a close unanimous decision win over the debuting kickboxing star Ashley Nichols.
Loma Lookboonmee dominated Mellissa Wang by unanimous decision. Lookboonmee, who has more than 300 Muay Thai fights on her record, is only 21 years old. She could make serious waves in the atomweight division.
Ashley Cummins rebounding from a loss to Jinh Yu Frey, defeated a debuting Stephanie Alba, by unanimous decision.
Also on the card, Mallory Martin defeated Tiffany Masters by second-round TKO, Helen Peralta finished Jade Ripley by first-round TKO, Felicia Spencer defeated Akeela Al-Hameed by unanimous decision and Brogan Walker-Sanchez knocked off Cheri Muraski by split decision.