Invicta FC returned to Denver, Colorado on Wednesday night with their highly anticipated one-night strawweight tournament set to crown a new champion at Invicta FC 50.
While previous Invicta tournaments, their Phoenix Series, consisted of a mix of exhibition and professional competition due to some bouts being a single round, the four-woman strawweight champ at the Invicta FC 50 was scheduled for two fights of three rounds each, with a total. of six possible rounds should both go the distance.
Three Brazilians took part in the tournament with top prospect Valesca Machado, former UFC fighter Gloria de Paula and 20-year-old Ediana Silva. Polish newcomer Karolina Wojcik rounded out the field, while former atomweight title challenger Minna Grusander served as a reserve fighter, and Danni McCormack faced Maira Mazar in a reserve bout.
In the co-feature of the evening, Katharina Lehner, who recently competed for Bellator MMA, looked to snap a three-fight skid against UFC vet Talita Bernardo.
Invicta FC 50 kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on November 16, 2022, with a live stream of all the action available below. Full results from the event, which takes place at ReelWorks Denver in Denver, CO, are also available below.
Invicta FC 50 Results
TBA vs. TBA – strawweight tournament final, for the vacant Invicta FC Strawweight Championship
Bantam-weight: Katharina Lehner vs. Talita Bernardo
Strawweight Title Tournament Semi-Final: Valesca Machado vs. Ediana Silva
Strawweight Title Tournament Semi-Final: Gloria de Paula against Karolina Wojcik
Bantam-weight: Claire Guthrie vs. Brigid Chase
Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve: Danni McCormack vs. Maira Mazar
Flyweight: Melissa Oddessa vs. Elise Pone