Former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen scored a victory in the main event of the first Invicta Fighting Championships card Saturday night, defeating Romy Ruyssen inside Municipal Hall in Kansas City. The all-female fight card was streamed live.
Coenen scored a decision victory, and proceeded to call out current Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey following the win.
Other notable winners included Jessica Penne and Liz Carmouche, along with Sarah D’Alelio. Kaitlin Young and Leslie Smith fought to a draw.
The promotion announced its next card, set for July 28, with Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann taking on Shayna Bazler.
INVICTA FC 1 RESULTS
Marloes Coenen def. Romy Ruyssen via unanimous decision
Jessica Penne def. Lisa Ellis via TKO at 2:48 of round three
Liz Carmouche def. Ashleigh Curry via TKO at 1:58 of round one
Kaitlin Young vs. Leslie Smith is ruled a draw
Sarah D’Alelio def. Vanessa Mariscal via submission (strikes) at 3:19 of round two
Sarah Schneider def. Sally Krumdiack via submisison (armbar) at 3:01 of round one
Amy Davis def. Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc via submission (Kimura) at 3:47 of round two
Sarah Maloy def. Michele Gutierrez via unanimous decision
Randi Miller def. Mollie Estes via TKO at 3:23 of round three
Ashley Cummins def. Sofia Bagherdai via unanimous decision
Cassie Rodish def. Meghan Wright via submission (guillotine) at 0:36 of round one