Invicta FC 12 Results: Souza Becomes New Strawweight Champion

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Tonight’s (Fri., April 24, 2015) Invicta FC 12 is in the books from the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.

In the main event, Katja Kankaanpaa put her strawweight title on the line against Livia Renata Souza, who rocked the champion with a big shot before taking her back to look for a choke and score with ground punches. Kankaanpaa turned the tables with top control in the middle rounds, but the tables soon turned. Souza cinched in a tight triangle/armbar in the fourth round, persevering to earn the tap and the championship.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 veteran Roxanne Modafferi met Vanessa Porto in the co-main event. Porto landed some big strikes in the second round, rocking Modafferi. She rode a late takedown to a 30-27 score on all of the judges’ scorecards.

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In other action, Faith Van Duin pulled off an impressive submission win over Amanda Bell with a second round modified bulldog choke. Raquel Pa’ahuli beat longtime veteran Ediane Gomes by decision, and Latoya Walker outlasted fellow TUF 18 alum Peggy Morgan on the scorecards as well.

Here are the full Invicta FC 12 results.

Invicta FC 12 Main Card Results:

Livia Renata Souza def. Katja Kankaanpaa via R4 submission (triangle choke, 3:58)

Vanessa Porto def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Faith Van Duin def. Amanda Bell via R2 submission (modified bulldog choke, 0:38)

Raquel Pa’aluhi def. Ediane Gomes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Latoya Walker def. Peggy Morgan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Lacey Schuckman def. Jenny Liou via R1 TKO (punches,1:53)

Sharon Jacobson def. Delaney Owen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Shannon Sinn def. Maureen Riordon via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Sijara Eubanks def. Gina Begley via R1 TKO (ground and pound, 4:59)