Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.
The main event will be for the promotion’s atomweight belt between Jessica Penne and Naho Sugiyama. The co-main event is a bantamweight fight with Shayna Baszler vs. Sarah D’Alelio. Invicta FC 3 takes place Oct. 6 and also features:
Barb Honchak vs. Aisling Daly
Tara Larosa vs. Vanessa Porto
Leslie Smith vs. Cat Zingano
Michelle Waterson vs. Lacey Schuckman
Julia Budd vs. Elaina Maxwell
The UFC’s fifth installment on Fox will feature a lightweight title fight between champion Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz. Also on the card former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will face Alexander Gustafsson, while multi-divisional champ B.J. Penn takes on Rory MacDonald.
UFC on Fox 5 is expected to take place Dec. 8 but an official location and venue are yet to be formally announced.
Sonnen is expected to meet former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin at a not-yet scheduled event. Rumors are the fight will possibly take place in December of this year in Las Vegas.
Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio is off the card due to injury, missing his Bellator debut. His originally scheduled opponent Amaechi Oselukwue will now meet Kelvin Tiller.
This fight can be seen on the preliminary card on Spike.com
Photo: Kansas City’s Memorial Hall (Esther Lin/Invicta FC)