It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Saturday, March 25, 2017) will come in the form of Invicta FC 22. Headlining the card are Tonya Evinger and Yana Kunitskaya, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the rest of the main card.
Tonya Evinger (18-5, 1 NC) and Yana Kunitskaya (9-2, 1 NC) meet in a bantamweight title bout in the main event. In round 1, Evinger scored a takedown right out of the gate, but Kunitskaya got back to her feet and locked in a guillotine choke. Evinger got out of it and took her down. Kunitskaya went for an armbar, but Evinger got out of it. Kunitskaya went straight for a kneebar, but Evinger got out of it and landed some strikes. Kunitskaya switched to a foot lock, and Evinger got out. Evinger got top position in half guard and worked her over with strikes. In round 2, Evinger went for a takedown within the first 30-seconds of the round but they ended up clinching. Kunitskaya scored a takedown but Evinger got right back to her feet. Evinger scored a takedown and worked her over with strikes. Kunitskaya was landing elbows from the bottom. Evinger got her back and locked in the rear-naked choke for the win.
Ayaka Hamasaki (14-1) and Livia Renata Souza (9-1) meet in a strawweight bout the co-main event. After having a feeling out process, Souza dropped her with a right hand then finished on the ground with strikes. Horrible referee stoppage.
DeAnna Bennett (8-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (5-2) is next in a strawweight bout. In round 1, Esquibel scored a takedown and got guard. Bennett worked for an armbar from her back, but Esquibel didn’t tap. In round 2, they exchanged for the entire round. Not a ton of action in this round. In round 3, Esquibel continued to press forward, but Bennett was back peddling and looking to counter strike. They had a good exchange to end the fight. The judges gave the win to Esquibel by decision.
Amber Brown (6-3) vs. Ashley Cummins (4-3) is next in an atomweight bout. In round 1, Cummins clinched with her right out of the gate and busted open Brown. Brown got a takedown and got guard. A double inverted triangle happened. That was impressive. They exchanged shots while on the ground to end the round. A lot of great grappling took place in this round. In round 2, Cummins scored a takedown to start the round. Cummins got side control and worked her over with punches and elbows. Completely domination by Cummins. In round 3, Cummins scored a takedown to start the round. Cummins took her back and worked her over with strikes to end the round. The judges gave the win to Cummins by decision.
Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (1-0) vs. Mallory Martin (1-0) is next in a strawweight bout. In round 1, they had a feeling out process early then clinched. Davidsdottir landed a big left hand that stunned Martin and Davidsdottir started blasting her. Martin clinched to recover then they separated. They exchanged to the bell. In round 2, Martin stunned her halfway through the round with a right hand then they clinched. It appeared that Davidsdottir was gassing as she slowed down, Martin caught her with a combo, which busted open Davidsdottir above her left eye. Martin took her down to end the round and got guard while Davidsdottir was landing elbows from the bottom. In round 3, Martin takes Davidsdottir down early in the round, but Davidsdottir climbs her way back up the cage. Martin scored a takedown but couldn’t keep her down. Davidsdottir started throwing bombs near the end of the round. The judges gave the win to Davidsdottir by decision.
Kal Holliday (1-0) vs. Miranda Maverick (1-0) is next in a strawweight bout. They clinch right out of the gate but shortly separate. Holliday slammed her down to the ground halfway through the round. Maverick locks in an armbar and gets the tap.
Opening the card on UFC Fight Pass is Felicia Spencer (1-0) vs. Madison McElhaney (1-0) in a featherweight bout. In round 1, they came out and started swinging. They clinch up against the fence then separated. Spencer with a judo throw halfway through the round and landed some strikes while having her back. McElhaney got to her feet. McElhaney took her down halfway through the round and got guard. McElhaney went for an armbar but couldn’t get it to end the round. In round 2, McElhaney starts the second round with a barrage of punches! Spencer answers with leg kicks and they’re back in the clinch. McElhaney took her down and Spencer went for a triangle but got out of it. They scramble to their feet and McElhaney landed a good combo. They swing to the end. In round 3, they continues to exchange and McElhaney was looking for the takedown but couldn’t get it. They throw bombs and Spencer took to her down to the finish of the round. The judges gave the win to Spencer by unanimous decision.
Here are the results for this event:
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger def. Yana Kunitskaya by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:32
Strawweight: Livia Renata Souza def. Ayaka Hamasaki by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:41
Strawweight: Jodie Esquibel def. DeAnna Bennett by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Atomweight: Ashley Cummins def. Amber Brown by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Strawweight: Sunna Davíðsdóttir def. Mallory Martin by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Strawweight: Miranda Maverick def. Kalyn Holliday via Submission (Armbar), Round 1 – 3:01
Featherweight: Felicia Spencer def. Madison McElhaney by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)