On Thursday, April 4, Invicta Fighting Championships will host the weigh-ins for its fifth event from the Aladdin Holiday Inn Downtown Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo.

The card will be headlined by two title fights. Recently crowned atomweight champion Jessica Penne will make the first defense of her belt against “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson. Also, the promotion will crown its inaugural flyweight champion as Barb Honchak battles Brazilian Vanessa Porto.

In addition to the headlining bouts, former Strikeforce champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino will make her promotional debut against Fiona Muxlow and former Bellator champion Zoila Gurgel will take on Jennifer Maia.

The event will air via pay-per-view on the promotion’s website for $9.95. Doors open at 5 p.m. CT with the five-fight preliminary card beginning at 6 p.m. CT.

Per Invicta: any fighter who misses weight on her first try will be deducted 10 percent of her fight purse. If a fighter is still unable to make weight on her second try, the penalty increases to 25 percent.

Below is a live stream of the action (courtesy of Invicta Fighting Championships). The action kicks off at 5:30 p.m. CT.


Invicta FC 5 Fight Card
Main Card
Jessica Penne vs. Michelle Waterson – for atomweight title
Vanessa Porto vs. Barb Honchak- for inaugural flyweight title
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino vs. Fiona Muxlow
Sarah Kaufman vs. Leslie Smith
Zoila Gurgel vs. Jennifer Maia
Kaitlin Young vs. Lauren Taylor
Julia Budd vs. Mollie Estes
Bec Hyatt vs. Jasminka Cive
Preliminary Card
Cassie Rodish vs. Simona Soukupova
Jessamyn Duke vs. Miriam Nakamoto
Katja Kankaanpaa vs. Juliana Carnerio Lima
Rose Namajunas vs. Kathina Catron
Alex Chambers vs. Jodie Esquibel

Photo: Michelle Waterson (Jeff Vulgamore/The MMA Corner)