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Invicta FC 25 ‘Kunitskaya vs. Pa’aluhi’ results



Invicta FC brought their 25th offering, a 9-fight bonanza, to the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino on a Thursday night to close out what was a pretty slow month for the sport of mixed martial arts on a high note.

In the main event of the evening, Russian Yuna Kunitskaya got her third crack at the bantamweight title against Invicta FC veteran Raquel Pa’aluhi. The belt was vacated by Tonya Evinger earlier this Summer before she was promoted to the UFC for a featherweight title bout against Cris Cyborg. Evinger held the title for 724 days.

The co-main event saw former Invicta FC strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza battle fellow Brazilian and promotional newcomer Janaisa Morandin. Souza was originally slated to take on Jodie Esquibel for the vacant strawweight title but that fight would be scrapped due to injury. Due to Morandin being a short notice replacement, the fight would be changed to a three-round non-title affair.

The card also included four exciting fighters making their professional mixed martial arts debut and a couple of contenders making a case for a future title shot as they climbed the ranks. You can get the full results and highlights from the show below.

Invicta FC 25

August 31, 2017
Tachi Palace
Lenmoore, California

Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout (Vacant)
Yana Kunitskaya (10-3) defeats Raquel Pa’aluhi (6-6) via UD (50-45 x 3) to become the 3rd Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion in history

Strawweight Bout
Livia Renata Souza (11-1) defeats Janaisa Morandin (9-1) via UD (30-27, 29-28 x 2)

Catchweight Bout (140.5 lbs)
Katharina Lehner (6-0) defeats Alexa Conners (4-1) via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:21

Catchweight Bout (117.4 lbs)
Kali Robbins (5-0) defeats Sharon Jacobson (4-2) via submisson (armbar) – Round 1, 0:42

Atomweight Bout
Shino VanHoose (6-5) defeats Alyse Anderson (3-0) via SD (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

Bantamweight Bout
Sarah Kleczka (1-0) defeats Amberlynn Orr (0-2) via SD (28-29, 29-28 x 2)

Featherweight Bout
Yaya Rincon (2-0) defeats Courtney King (1-1) via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:41

Flyweight Bout
Cheri Muraski (4-0) defeats Tracy Cortez (0-1) via submission (guillotine) (Round 2, 2:42)

Atomweight Bout
Jillian DeCoursey (1-0) defeats Ashley Medina (0-1) via UD (28-29, 29-28 x 2)

DeCoursey did a very emotional post-fight interview with Laura Sanko where she talked about her father passing exactly a year ago today. She said that she talked to her father about her fighting for Invicta just before his death.

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