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Invicta FC 5 Preliminary Recaps: Namajunas Lands a “Submission of the Year” Candidate

Invicta-FC-LogoInvicta FC 5 kicked off with a five fight preliminary card streaming on the promotion’s website. The highlight of the preliminary card featured Rose Namajunas taking on Kathina Catron in a fast bout bout that saw Namajunas with victorious via a flying armbar. In other action, Simona Soukupova, Miriam Nakamoto, Katja Kankaanpaa, and Alex Chambers all proved victorious in their respective bouts.

Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy for full coverage of Invicta FC 5.

Soukupova Chokes out Rodish

Simona Soukupova has a solid performance tonight against Cassie Rodish. The XFC veteran needed a few guillotine attempts to get the job done, but finished the bout none the less. Soukupova is now undefeated in her last three bouts with the victory tonight.

Nakamoto Picks Up Controversial  Victory Over Duke

Miriam Nakamoto derailed highly-touted prospect Jessamyn Duke tonight in Kansas City with a first round knockout. Nakamoto dropped Duke with a knee but followed up with a second knee that crushed the Kentucky native. Replay clearly showed Duke was on both knees at the time of the second knee, but the bout was still given to Nakamoto.

Katja Kankaanpaa vs. Juliana Carnerio Lima

Juliana Carnerio Lima and Katja Kankaanpaa engaged in a back-and-forth battle in the third bout of the night. The Finnish fighter would come close on a few submissions and that appeared to make the difference as Kankaanpaa was names the victor.

Namajunas Lands “Submission of the Year” Candidate  on Catron

Pat Barry’s paramour Rose Namajunas is making a name for herself in the fight game with another amazing performance against Kathina Catron. After landing a blistering punch, Namajunas was moved to the cage where she landed a stunning flying armbar on her opponent at a mere twelve seconds into the fight.

Chambers Chokes Out Esquibel

Tonight’s Invicta FC 5 fight card kicked off with a women’s atomweight bout between Alex Chambers and Jodie Esquibel. Chambers wasted little time in notching her first Invicta FC victory, securing a quick takedown and eventually securing a fight-ending rear naked choke over the Team Jackson-Winklejohn fighter.

Invicta FC 5 Preliminary Results:

  • 105: Simona Soukupova def. Cassie Rodish via submission (guillotine) at 3:20 of Round 2
  • 135: Miriam Nakamoto def. Jessamyn Duke via knockout (knee) at 2:20 of Round 1
  • 115: Katja Kankaanpaa def. Juliana Carneiro Lima via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)
  • 115: Rose Namajunas def. Kathina Catron via submission (flying armbar) at 0:12 of Round 1
  • 105: Alex Chambers def. Jodie Esquibel via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:35 of Round 1


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