On Friday, April 5, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted its fifth event from the Ameristar Casino Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo.

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

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

The event aired via pay-per-view on the promotion’s website for $9.95.

Below is a photo gallery shot by The MMA Corner’s Jeff Vulgamore. Click an image for a larger version.

FULL RESULTS
Michelle Waterson def. Jessica Penne by submission (armbar). Round 4, 2:31 – new atomweight champ
Barb Honchak def. Vanessa Porto by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 48-47) – new flyweight champion
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Fiona Muxlow by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:46
Sarah Kaufman def. Leslie Smith by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jennifer Maia def. Zoila Gurgel by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lauren Taylor def. Kaitlin Young by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Julia Budd def. Mollie Estes by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 1:04
Bec Hyatt def. Jasminka Cive by submission (armbar). Round 1, 3:30
Simona Soukupova def. Cassie Rodish by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 3:20
Miriam Nakamoto def. Jessamyn Duke by knockout (knee). Round 1, 2:20
Katja Kankaanpaa def. Juliana Carnerio Lima by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Rose Namajunas def. Kathina Catron by submission (flying armbar). Round 1, 0:12
Alex Chambers def. Jodie Esquibel by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:35

Top Photo: Invicta FC (Jeff Vulgamore/The MMA Corner)