Invicta is the largest all-female MMA promotion in the world and has proven to be the battleground for the best young female fighters on the planet. With the continued emergence of WMMA, and MMA as a whole, we bring you the latest odds for Invicta.
Invicta FC 25 Odds
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Invicta FC 22 Odds
After a controversial finish to their first bout, Tonya Evinger and Yana Kunitskaya meet again in the main event of Invicta FC 22 in Kansas City on March 25. Kunitskaya locked in an armbar early and when Evinger used her foot to break the hold, the referee told her that was illegal. When Evinger moved her foot and shifted, it sunk in the submission tighter and the champion was forced to tap. Evinger then appealed to the Missouri Office of Athletics and had the fight declared a no contest and she was restored her championship status.
Evinger is a grinder of a fighter who wears down her opponents with her aggression and wrestling abilities. ‘Triple Threat’ is solid in all aspects of the game, as you can tell by her varied methods of victory. The champion has some decent power in her hands, especially in her overhand right, but has not shown much technical prowess in the striking game. When she can get a hold of her opponent, Evinger is suffocating and constantly working. On the mat, she aggressively throws strikes and looks for a finish. To use an old fight cliché, Evinger looks to impose her will in the fight.
Kunitskaya is still a relative unknown in North America, as the Russian had only ever fought in Russia before her Invicta 20 bout with Evinger. ‘Foxy’ is largely considered a striker, as she began training in taekwondo at a young age. From what limited tape I can find, Kunitskaya is traditionally forward-moving in the standup game and throws plenty of kicks. In the limited amount of time standing during the first fight, she seemed a little more tentative but was taking down quickly from a lazy kick. On the mat, Kunitskaya is smooth in transitioning coupled with some heavy ground and pound.
The co-main event has the potential to be the best fight of the night, as Ayaka Hamasaki will be moving up a weight class to take on former champion Livia Renata Souza. Hamasaki, who is the Invicta FC atomweight champion, has a second-degree dan black belt in judo who is at her best when she can control her opponent. She is able to catch a submission if it presents itself but she will not put herself into a bad position to chase one. Souza is potentially the best female submission fighter in MMA, as the BJJ black belt has picked up seven of her nine career wins via tapout. She is a hyper-aggressive fighter who is constantly hunting for a finish but she is small for the division, which has made her shot some sloppy takedowns from a distance. This likely isn’t an issue against Hamasaki, who is moving up from 105.
Invicta FC 21 Odds
Invicta FC 21 will be headlined by a five-round bout between Megan Anderson and Charmaine Tweet with the interim featherweight title on the line. The bout was elevated to an interim title fight only a week before the fight; with current 145 champion Cyborg not appearing in the promotion since January 2016.
Anderson is one of the fastest rising stars in WMMA, as the Australian has won her past three fights via knockout. Ever since coming under the tutelage of James Krause at joining Glory MMA and Fitness, Anderson has been quickly developing (remember she has only bee training for four years now). She also spent some time at Factory X in Colorado for this fight, which houses legitimate black belts in several disciplines Anderson has not been overly exposed to before. Though she is still getting better technically, Anderson’s god given heavy hands are her best weapons.
After a rocky start to her professional career, Tweet has gone 8-2 in her past 10 fights with the losses coming against supreme talents. Tweet was a world-class kickboxer before joining the ranks of MMA, as she posted a pro kickboxing record of 10-1 with one draw. Tweet has some good pop in her hands, with three career knockout victories, but it is her ground game where she holds a larger edge in this bout. ‘No So Sweet’ trains out of Jeff Wiley Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu in Regina, Saskatchewan, a club that, obviously, is very focused on submissions.
The card is filled with plenty of intriguing matchups, but maybe no other offers the explosive potential of Aspen Ladd vs Sijara Eubanks. Ladd is just 21 years old and has been fighting professionally for just under two years. In her four pro fights, Ladd won all by stoppage with three ending before the third round. Eubanks is a decorated BJJ grappler before jumping to pro MMA, but has ended both her career victories via ground and pound.
Invicta 20 Odds
Invicta FC 20 will be headlined by two title defenses, as Tonya Evinger puts her bantamweight title on the line against Yana Kunitskaya and Angela Hill looks to defend her strawweight belt when she takes on Kaline Medeiros.
Evinger has won her past nine pro fights with six victories coming via stoppage. ‘Triple Threat’ is a strong, tough fighter who generally uses pressure and wrestling to wear down her opponents. Evinger has some heavy hands, especially her overhand right, but she defeats her opponents based on aggression and forcing mistakes.
Kunitskaya is a complete unknown to North American fans, as the Russian has exclusively fought in Europe. ‘Foxy’ is a Muay Thai fighter by trade and has picked up seven of her nine career wins via knockout. She has only recently began fighting in pro MMA again after taking an extended period of time away from the sport between 2012 and 2016.
Hill has a Muay Thai-based striking game that sees her throwing effective strikes from every angle. Some of Hill’s deadliest strikes are her knees and elbows, as she utilizes those like few strikers in WMMA – if you question that, look at her bout with Alida Gray. ‘Overkill’ is still a little raw, but you can see her growing with each of her fights.
Medeiros has gone 3-0 since dropping down to strawweight permanently with two victories via decision and one via knockout. ‘The Dark Angel’ is your prototypical wrestler who looks to wear down her opponents over the fight.
Invicta 19 Odds
Invicta FC is set to put on a massive card from Kansas City, Missouri on September 23. Invicta FC 19 features two title fights, as Jennifer Maia defends her interim flyweight title against Roxanne Modafferi while Ayaka Hamasaki puts her atomweight belt on the line against Jinh Yu Frey.
Maia overcame an early knockdown to grind out Vanessa Porto in a five-round affair to win the interim flyweight title at Invicta 16. Maia is a well-rounded fighter who can hold her own in every facet of the game, but does her best when she can mix her boxing and Muay Thai skills to grind out opponents. Modafferi is 4-1 since joining Invicta with three of those wins coming via decision. ‘The Happy Warrior’ is an incredibly tough fighter who has gone the distance in 21 of her 31 professional fights. Modafferi has a solid repertoire of techniques, as she has trained in taekwondo, judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu from a young age.
Hamasaki is widely regarded as the best atomweight fighter on the planet, as the Tokyo native is 13-1 throughout her professional career. She is adept at taking the fight to the ground – she has a second-degree dan black belt in judo – and controlling her opponent. Hamasaki has the skills to catch a submission, but will rarely force herself into a bad spot to hunt for one. Frey is good at controlling distance and has the ability to strike out of both stances. She is the rare 105 lbs fighter who has some knockout power in her hands. Frey is fine on the ground, but will be outclassed in this bout.
Invicta 18 Odds
Invicta takes to Kansas City, Missouri tonight for Invicta 18 – their fifth card on the 2016 calendar. The main event will feature undefeated prospect Alexa Grasso taking on veteran Jodie Esquibel.
Alexa Grasso has amazing hands with her boxing acumen making her one of the best prospects in the world. She throws quick combinations and then quickly moves out of the pocket to set up another flurry. Head movement is also an important aspect to Grasso’s game, as there has yet to be an opponent to really land anything significant against her.
Jodie Esquibel is moving up to fight at strawweight for the first time in her career, as she has spent the first six fights at atomweight. She is a former boxer who has based her MMA style on grinding out opponents with her strikes. Esquibel has been training with Mike Winkeljohn since she was just 14 years old and it shows in the standup game.
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Invicta 17 Odds
Invicta heads to Costa Mesa, California for their 17th event, which will feature two title fights. The main event pits Bantamweight Champion Tonya Evinger against Colleen Schneider. The co-main event will see undefeated submission specialist Livia Renata Souza defend her Strawweight title against Angela Hill – the Muay Thai (and social media) expert.
Tonya Evinger has been on an absolute tear, as she enters the bout on an eight fight-winning streak. ‘Triple Threat’ is a finisher with 14 of her 17 career wins coming via stoppage including each of her past four. Evinger is as tough as they come too, as she has never been knocked out in her 10-year career.
Colleen Schneider has a black belt in taekwondo and enters her title bout on a four-fight winning streak. Schneider has diversified her attack quite a bit since joining Combat Submission Wrestling in 2013, as she has gone 7-2 with two victories via submission and one via TKO.
Livia Renata Souza is a monster. Souza, 25, is a perfect 9-0 with only three of her opponents ever making it out of the first round. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt is potentially the best female submission fighter in the world with seven of her career wins coming via sub.
Angela Hill has a varied striking attack and will attack with punches, kicks, knees and elbows. Since joining Invicta, Hill is 2-0 with both victories coming via T/KO. ‘Overkill’ is still young and raw, as she’s only been a professional since 2014, but we have seen her takedown defense get better with each appearance.
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Odds Shark Staff Fri, May 20, 11:42am