Invicta Phoenix Rising 3 focusing on the Bantamweights

Invicta Fighting Championships has announced the third installment of the Phoenix Rising Series will feature the bantamweights.

March 6th at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, streaming on UFC Fight Pass will be Phoenix Rising 3. An eight-women single elimination tournament. The quarterfinals & semifinals are one five-minute round, while the finals is your traditional three, five minute rounds. The quarterfinal match-ups are going to be determined by random draw.  

The tournament field features three unbeaten fighters, Claire Harpe, Taneisha Tennant & Erin Harpe. Brittney Victoria comes in with two wins by TKO. Auttumn Norton picked up a decision win over Shaianna Rincon at Invicta FC 38. Chase Hope will head in having won back to back contests. “Scary” Keri Kenneson is the most experienced with three fights in Invicta.  Last but not least, Taylor Gurarduda makes her pro debut after a lengthy amateur run.

The bantamweight title will be on the line, as unbeaten Lisa “Battle Angel” Verzosa clashes with Lithuanian submission artist Julija Stoliarenko.  

In two tournament reserves bouts Mitzi Merry  faces Morgan Hickam & Serena DeJesus meets Julia Ottolino. In a rematch from Phoenix Rising one Amber “The Bully” Brown looks for revenge against Sharon “The Dream Catcher” Jacobson, who won the first meeting by decision. Coming off a submission win over Nicolle Caliari, Kay Hansen tangles with Brazilian Liana Pirosin.

 

The first two previous Phoenix Rising Series tournaments have featured the strawweights & flyweights.

PHOENIX SERIES© 3 Combatants

  1. Auttumn Norton (1-1)
  2. Brittney Victoria (3-1)
  3. Claire Guthrie (1-0)
  4. Erin Harpe (2-0) 
  5. Hope Chase (2-1)
  6. Kerri Kenneson (3-2)
  7. Taneisha Tennant (2-0)
  8. Taylor Guardado (0-0)

Invicta Phenix Rising  3

  • Bantamweight Title: Lisa Verzosa (5-0) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (8-3-1)
  • Bantamweight Tournament Final: TBD vs. TBD
  • Strawweight: Amber Brown (7-6) vs. Sharon Jacobson (6-5)
  • Strawweight: Kay Hansen (5-3) vs. Liana Pirosin (7-3)
  • Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal: TBD vs. TBD
  • Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal: TBD vs. TBD
  • Bantamweight Reserve Bout No. 2: Mitzi Merry (2-1) vs. Morgan Hickam (1-2)
  • Bantamweight Reserve Bout No. 1: Serena DeJesus (1-1) vs. Julia Ottolino (1-0)
  • Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD (Randomly Drawn)
  • Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD (Randomly Drawn)
  • Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD (Randomly Drawn)
  • Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD (Randomly Drawn)

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