Due to an injury sustained by Amanda Nunes a month before her fight with Kaitlin Young, Alaska’s Lauren Taylor stepped in as a late replacement. Taylor made her Invicta FC debut as an anxious wreck.
“I’m always nervous before I fight, but for me, I was nervous and I was scared,” said Taylor to MMA Weekly. “Also, I’ve never felt this before a fight, but I was really honored. It was a humbling and honoring experience to go in and fight somebody like Kaitlin; she’s such a veteran in this sport.”
The win keeps Taylor undefeated with six wins. This was her first fight to go to a decision, as the others ended by TKO. Taylor entered with a win out of Legacy FC.
Young’s career continues to swirl downwards as she’s been unable to win any of her four Invicta FC bouts. The bantamweight is 7-8-1.
Taylor knows she isn’t in the Top 10 category, but is working on changing that this year.
Invicta FC 5 came from the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, MO on April 5.