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Invicta FC 5 Lineup Finalized: Penne vs. Waterson Headlines

Jessica PenneInvicta FC returns to action this April with Invicta FC 5. The fourteen-fight card will feature two title fights on what will likely be an online PPV. The card will be headlined by Invicta atomweight champion Jessica Penne defending her title against “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson. The card will take place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Missouri.

Co-headlining the April 5 card will be Barb Honchak and Vanessa Porto battling it out for the inaugural Invicta flyweight title. The card will also feature the Invicta FC debut of Bellator strawweight champion Zoila Frausto Gurgel (at flyweight) and former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman.

Invicta FC 5 will also feature the return of popular Invicta standout Bec Hyatt. Rising WMMA stars Jessamyn Duke, Rose Namajunas, and Veronica Rothenhausler landed on the event’s undercard.

Main Card:

  • Invicta FC Atomweight Championship: Jessica Penne (c) vs. Michelle Waterson
  • Inaugural┬áInvicta FC Flyweight Championship: Barb Honchak vs. Vanessa Porto
  • Zoila Frausto Gurgel vs. Jennifer Maia
  • Sarah Kaufman vs. Leslie Smith
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Kaitlin Young
  • Julia Budd vs. Ediane Gomes
  • Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc vs. Cassie Rodish
  • Bec Hyatt vs. Jasminka Cive
  • Katja Kankaanpaa vs. Juliana Carnerio Lima

Preliminary Card:

  • Jessamyn Duke vs. Miriam Nakamoto
  • Alex Chambers vs. Jodie Esquibel
  • Rose Namajunas vs. Kathina Catron
  • Mollie Estes vs. Veronica Rothenhausler
  • Lauren Barefoot vs. River Jones


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