Sunday, September 7, 2014

Invicta FC 8 Report





September 6th was the highly anticipated return of Invicta FC. After a long hiatus the promotion returned, this time on UFC Fight Pass. The even featured some very competitive fights going the distance and some very impressive finishes, including in both of the nights title fights. Here is our play by play of the action. Both myself (Jason Adams) and Shawnee Merrell Napoli from Promoting Real Women and PRW Radio along with Gina Begley from Pro WMMA Now and Bluegrass MMA are providing our scores and our fight, submission and KO of the night.

1. Strawweight 5x5x5 Rounds
JJ Aldrich (0-0 303 Training Center) vs Delaney Owen (2-0 Highlander MMA)

RD 1: Jab by Owen. Front kick by Aldrich. They clinch on the cage. Owen works for a takedown. Knee to the body by Owen. Punch to the body by Owen. Knee to the head by Aldrich. They trade knees to the leg. Knee to the body by Aldrich. Knee to the body by Owen. They move to the center. Owen drops down by Aldrich sprawls. Knee to the body by Aldrich. They separate and trade punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Aldrich. They separate. Cross by Aldrich. Owen catches a kick and lands punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Aldrich. They separate. Leg kick by Aldrich. They trade jabs.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Aldrich
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Aldrich
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Aldrich

RD 2: Hook by Aldrich. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Aldrich. More knees to the body by Aldrich. Knee to the head by Aldrich. Knee to the body by Aldrich. They move to the center. Knee to the body by Aldrich. Takedown by Owen into guard. Aldrich gets her back and lands heel strikes to the body. Head shots by Aldrich. More head shots by Aldrich. Aldrich looks for a rear naked but can't get it. Aldrich has a body triangle. More head shots by Aldrich. Elbows to the head by Aldrich. Aldrich gets mount and lands elbows.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Aldrich
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Aldrich
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Aldrich

RD 3: They clinch on the cage. They trade knees to the leg. They move to the center and then separate. They clinch again and move to the cage. Knee to the leg by Aldrich. Knee to the body by Aldrich. They drop down with Aldrich on top in half guard. Owen goes for a heel hook. Punch to the head by Aldrich. Hammer fists by Aldrich. More head shots by Aldrich.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Aldrich
Shawnee scored RD 3: 10-9 Aldrich
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Aldrich
Jason's score card: 30-27 Aldrich
Shawnee's score card: 30-27 Aldrich
Gina's score card: 30-27 Aldrich

Result: JJ Aldrich via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-26)

2. Atomweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Jinh Yu Frey (2-0 Mohler MMA) vs Jodie Esquibel (3-1 Jackson's MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Frey. Lots of feints by both. Hook by Frey. Leg kick by Frey. Push kick by Esquibel. Hook by Frey. Frey drops her with a kick and gets her back. Frey looks for the rear naked. Frey gets a body triangle. Esquibel rolls and gets on top and lands a punch to the head as the round ends.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Frey
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Frey
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Frey

RD 2: Jab by Esquibel. Leg kick by Frey. Hook by Frey. Another hook by Frey. Jab by Frey. Body kick by Esquibel. Hard cross by Esquibel. Leg kick by Frey. They trade leg kicks. Jab by Esquibel. Hook by Frey. Body kick by Esquibel. Leg kick by Frey.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Frey
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Frey
Gina scored RD 2: 10-9 Frey

RD 3: Hook by Frey. They trade leg kicks. Hard hook by Esquibel. Cross and hook by Frey. Hook by Esquibel. Hook by Frey. Leg kick by Frey. Cross by Esquibel. Hook by Esquibel.Hook by Frey. Hook and cross by Esquibel. Jab to the body by Esquibel. Cross by Esquibel. Esquibel lands punches on the cage. Frey is cut and bleeding under her eye. Leg kick by Frey. Head kick by Esquibel. Hook by Frey. Cross by Esquibel. Head kick by Esquibel.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Esquibel
Shawnee scored RD 3: 10-9 Esquibel.
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Esquibel
Jason's score card: 29-28 Frey
Shawnee's score card: 29-28 Frey
Gina's score card: 29-28 Frey

Results: Jodie Esquibel via Split Decision (28-29/29-28/29-27)

3. Strawweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Alexa Grasso (4-0 Lobo Gym) vs Ashley Cummins (3-2 Steve Berger's MMA)

RD 1: They trade punches. Hook by Cummins. Cummins shoots and they clinch on the cage. Head shots by Grasso. Takedown by Cummins but they are up quick clinched on the cage. Body shots by Cummins. Elbow to the head by Grasso. They separate. Leg kick by Cummins. Jab by Cummins. They trade jabs. Takedown by Cummins into guard. Head shots from the bottom by Grasso. Body shots by Cummins. Grasso tries for an arm. Cummins tries to stack her and pull the arm out. Head shots by Grasso.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Grasso
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Grasso
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Cummins

RD 2: Jab by Cummins. Cummins shoots and they clinch on the cage. They separate and Cummins lands punches. Cross by Grasso. Grasso lands punches. Jab by Cummins. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Cummins. Elbow to the head by Grasso. They separate and trade punches. Cross and hook by Grasso. They clinch on the cage. Body shots by Cummins
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Cummins
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Cummins
Gina scored RD 2: 10-9 Grasso

RD 3: Head kick by Cummins. They trade jabs. Hook by Cummins. Jab by Grasso. They trade punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Cummins. They separate. Jab and cross by Cummins. Hook by Cummins. They trade jabs. Leg kick by Cummins. They trade hard punches. Jab by Cummins.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Cummins
Shawnee scored RD 3: 10-9 Grasso
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Grasso
Jason's score card: 29-28 Cummins
Shawnee's score card: 29-28 Grasso
Gina's score card: 29-28 Grasso

Result: Alexa Grasso via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28)

4. Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Irene Aldana (4-1 Lobo Gym) vs Peggy Morgan (2-1 MASS BJJ)

RD 1: Aldana drops her with punches and gets on top landing more punches. They stand clinched on the cage. They trade knees to the body. They separate. Aldana drops her and gets mount landing punches. Aldana gets her back and a rear naked for the tap.

Result: Irene Aldana via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:50 of Round 1

5. Lightweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Veronica Rothenhausler (1-0 Alpha Male) vs Charmaine Tweet (5-4 Wiley BJJ)

RD 1: They trade punches. Leg kick by Tweet. Leg kick by Rothenhausler. Jab by Tweet. Leg kick by Tweet. They trade punches. Body kick by Tweet. Tweet hurts her with a hook. Front kick by Tweet. They trade punches. Body kick by Rothenhausler. They clinch on the cage. Knees to the body by Tweet. They separate. Jab by Tweet. Takedown by Tweet and she gets side control. Tweet gets mount. Tweet gets her back and flattens her and lands head shots. More head shots by Tweet. Tweet gets mount and lands head shots till the ref stops it.

Result: Charmaine Tweet via TKO at 4:05 of Round 1

6. Flyweight 5x5x5 Rounds
DeAnna Bennett (4-0 Pit Elevated Fight Team) vs Michelle Ould (7-3 Team Quest)

RD 1: Leg kick by Bennett. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Bennett. Knees to the leg by Ould. Knee to the leg by Bennett. Bennett catches a kick and takes her down into guard. Punch to the head by Bennett. Bennett stands and kicks at her legs. The ref stands Ould. Leg kick by Bennett. Jab by Ould. They clinch on the cage. Knees to the body by Bennett.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Bennett
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Bennett
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Bennett

RD 2: Jab by Bennett. Bennett drops her with a kick to the body to end it.

Result: DeAnna Bennett via TKO at 1:34 of Round 2

7. Flyweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Roxanne Modafferi (15-11 Syndicate MMA) vs Tara LaRosa (21-4 Jackson's MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Modafferi. They trade punches. Jab by Modafferi. Jab and cross by Modafferi. Jab by LaRosa. Cross by LaRosa. Superman punch by LaRosa. Leg kick by Modafferi. Body kick and hook by Modafferi. Body kick by LaRosa. They trade punches. Jab by LaRosa. Jab by Modafferi. They trade punches. Jab by Modafferi. Front kick by LaRosa.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Modafferi
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Modafferi
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Modafferi

RD 2: Jab by Modafferi. Jab by LaRosa. Cross by LaRosa. Leg kick by Modafferi. Hook by LaRosa. Jab by Modafferi. Hook by Modafferi. Front kick by Modafferi. Body kick by Modafferi. Leg kick by Modafferi. Jab by LaRosa. Superman punch by LaRosa. Leg kick by Modafferi. Jab by Modafferi. Body kick by Modafferi. Jab by Modafferi. They trade jabs. They trade more punches. Jab and cross by Modafferi. Body kick by LaRosa. Push kick by LaRosa.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Modafferi
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Modafferi
Gina Scored RD 2L 10-9 Modafferi

RD 3: Modafferi drops her with a cross but lets her up. Leg kick by Modafferi and another. Jab by Modafferi. Jab by LaRosa. Hard cross by Modafferi. Jab by Modafferi and another. Leg kick by LaRosa. Hard cross by Modafferi. Jab by LaRosa and another. Body kick by LaRosa.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Modafferi
Shawnee scored RD 3: 10-9 Modafferi
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Modafferi
Jason's score card: 30-27 Modafferi
Shawnee's score card: 30-27 Modafferi
Gina's score card: 30-27 Modafferi

Result: Roxanne Modafferi via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

8. Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Tonya Evinger (14-5 Gracie Baja Champions) vs Ediane Gomes (10-2 American Top Team)

RD 1: Hook by Evinger. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Gomes. Takedown by Evinger. Gomes goes for a leg. Both fighters go for heel hooks. They scramble and stand. Leg kick by Evinger. Takedown by Evinger into half guard. Gomes gets full guard. Evinger stands and lets her up. They clinch and Evinger gets a takedown into side control. Evinger gets mount and lands punches. Evinger goes for an armbar and gets it for the tap.

Result: Tonya Evinger via Tapout (Armbar) at 3:31 of Round 1

9. Strawweight Championship 5x5x5x5x5 Rounds
Stephanie Eggink (4-1 Next Edge) vs Katja Kankaanpaa (9-1-1 Botnia Punishment)

RD 1: Leg kick by Kankaanpaa and another. Jab by Eggink. Jab and cross by Kankaanpaa. They trade hooks. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Kankaanpaa. More knees to the leg by Kankaanpaa. They separate. Jab by Eggink. They clinch and move to the cage. Takedown by Kankaanpaa into guard. Eggink goes for a triangle and lands head shots.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Eggink
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Eggink
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Eggink

RD 2: Jab by Eggink. Takedown by Kankaanpaa into guard. Body shots by Kankaanpaa. Punch to the head by Kankaanpaa. Kankaanpaa moves to half guard. Elbows to the head by Kankaanpaa. Kankaanpaa lets her up and they clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Kankaanpaa and another. They separate and trade punches. Leg kick by Kankaanpaa. Cross by Eggink. Hook by Kankaanpaa. Jab by Eggink.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Kankaanpaa
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Kankaanpaa
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Eggink

RD 3: Kankaanpaa shoots and they clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Eggink. Takedown by Kankaanpaa into guard. Eggink goes for a triangle but Kankaanpaa escapes. Punch to the head by Kankaanpaa. Eggink rolls and gets on top in half guard. Head shots by Eggink.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Eggink
Shawnee scored RD 3: 10-9 Eggink
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Eggink

RD 4: They clinch on the cage. They drop down but are up quick. Jab by Eggink. Hook by Eggink. Kankaanpaa shoots in but Eggink lands on top in mount. Eggink gets her back and lands head shots. More head shots by Eggink. The ref warns her for hitting the back of the head.
Jason scored RD 4: 10-9 Eggink
Shawnee scored RD 4: 10-8 Eggink
Gina scored RD 4: 10-9 Eggink

RD 5: Jab by Eggink. Hook by Kankaanpaa. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Kankaanpaa. Takedown by Kankaanpaa into side control. Kankaanpaa gets a D'arce choke and the tap.

Result: Katja Kankaanpaa via Tapout (D'arce Choke) at 2:03 of Round 5

10. Atomweight Title 5x5x5x5x5 Rounds
Yasuko Tamada (13-8-1 AACC) vs Michelle Waterson (11-3 Jackson's MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Waterson and another. Body kick by Waterson and another. Hook by Waterson. They clinch on the cage. Knees to the body by Waterson. They separate. Body kick by Waterson. Waterson lands punches on the cage. Hook by Waterson. Hook by Tamada. Body kick by Waterson. Hook by Waterson. They clinch on the cage. Knees to the body by Waterson. They separate. Hook by Waterson. Cross by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Jab by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-8 Waterson
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Waterson
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Waterson

RD 2: Hook by Waterson. They trade jabs. Head kick by Waterson. Jab by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Hard body kick by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Knees to the body by Waterson. Tamada catches a kick and they clinch but separate quick. They trade jabs. Cross by Waterson. Waterson drops her with a cross but lets her up. They trade punches.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Waterson
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Waterson
Gina scored RD 2: 10-9 Waterson

RD 3: Body kick by Waterson. Waterson lands punches on the cage. Jab by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Hard body kick by Waterson and another. Waterson lands punches on the cage. Leg kick by Waterson. They trade jabs. Head kick by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. They clinch. Knee and punches by Waterson drops her and the ref stops it.

Result: Michelle Waterson via TKO at 4:58 of Round 3

Of the Night Awards
Jason

Submission of the Night: Katja Kankaanpaa
Knockout of the Night: Charmaine Tweet
Fight of the Night: Jinh Yu Frey vs Jodie Esquibel

Shawnee

Submission of the Night: Katja Kankaanpaa
Knockout of the Night: Michelle Waterson
Fight of the Night: Alexa Grasso vs Ashley Cummins

Gina

Submission of the Night: Tonya Evinger
Knockout of the Night: DeAnna Bennett
Fight of the Night: Yasuko Tamada vs Michelle Waterson

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