Invicta FC returned with a packed card that featured two championships and the return of Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.
Michelle Waterson defeated atomweight champion Jessica Penne with an armbar in the fourth round. It was Penne’s first title defense.
Barb Honchak won the vacant flyweight championship with an easy decision against Vanessa Porto.
Santos returned after nearly 16 months away due to a steroid suspension and Zuffa contract dispute. The former Strikeforce champion disposed of Fiona Muxlow in round one.
Invicta FC 5 came from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, MO and aired on the promotion’s website.
Michelle Waterson def. Jessica Penne via submission (armbar) at 2:31 of round 4 for the atomweight championship
Barb Honchak def. Vanessa Porto via unanimous decision for the flyweight championship
Cristiane Santos def. Fiona Muxlow via TKO (strikes) at 3:46 of round 1
Sarah Kaufman def. Leslie Smith via split-decision
Jennifer Maia def. Zoila Frausto Gurgel via unanimous decision
Lauren Taylor def. Kaitlin Young via unanimous decision
Julia Budd def. Mollie Estes via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:04 of round 3
Bec Hyatt def. Jasminka Cive via submission (armbar) at 3:30 of round 1
Simona Soukupova def. Cassie Rodish via submission (standing guillotine choke) at 3:20 of round 2
Miriam Nakamoto def. Jessamyn Duke via KO (knee) at 2:20 of round 1
Katja Kankaanpaa def. Juliana Carneiro Lima via unanimous decision
Rose Namajunas def. Kathina Catron via submission (flying armbar) at :12 of round 1
Alex Chambers def. Jodie Esquibel via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:35 of round 1