On Saturday, September 6 Invicta FC will hold Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada from the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.

This event will mark the all female promotion’s first event on their new broadcast partner, UFC Fight Pass. In the night’s main event Michele Waterson will put her atomweight title on the line against Japan’s Yasuko Tamada. With the recent merger of  much of Invicta’s strawweight  division into the UFC, “The Karate Hottie” has quickly become one of the promotion’s biggest names. Waterson is currently on a five fight win streak and won her championship last April with a fourth round submission victory over Jessica Penne. That victory came nearly eighteen months ago, but this will be Waterson’s first defense of her title. Tamada will also be coming off of a year-plus long layoff and will be making her Invicta FC debut. Tamada is currently riding a three fight winning streak with the Jewels promotion in Asia.

The atomweight title won’t be the only one on the line Saturday. Invicta will also crown a new strawweight champion. Stephanie Eggink and Katja Kankaanpaa will clash for the vacant strap. Eggink and Kankaanpaa have only two losses combined between them. Eggink is already a champion in the Florida based XFC organization, but now seeks Invicta gold. Kankaanpaa’s only career loss came at the hands of Joanne Calderwood in her last Invicta bout, but has since rebounded with a submission victory back in May.

Eight more fights featuring the biggest names in women’s MMA will proceed the double main event. All ten bouts will air on UFC Fight Pass starting at 8 pm ET.

Official Results

Michelle Waterson def. Yasuko Tamada via TKO Round 3, 4:58  to retain atomweight title

Katja Kankaanpaa def. Stephanie Eggink via submission (d’arce choke) Round 5, 2:03 to win the vacant strawweight title

Tonya Evinger def. Ediane Gomes by submission (armbar) Round 1, 3:31

DeAnna Bennett def. Michelle Ould via TKO (body kick) Round 2, 1:34

Roxanne Modafferi def. Tara LaRosa by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)

Irene Aldana def. Peggy Morgan by submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1, 2:50

Charmaine Tweet def. Veronica Rothenhausler by TKO (punches) Round 1, 4:05

Alexa Grasso def. Ashley Cummins by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Jodie Esquibel def. Jinh Yu Frey by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-27)

J.J. Aldrich def. Delaney Owen by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

About The Author

Trey Downey
Staff Writer

A Central Florida native, Trey Downey's interest in MMA came after a trip to Blockbuster and the rental of UFC 47 on VHS. He has been blogging about the sport since 2011 and hosted a podcast called The TD Experience focusing on football and MMA (touchdowns and takedowns). Trey studied radio and television at the University of Central Florida and will soon be attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Trey enjoys watching sports, pro wrestling and is an avid runner.

  • bonkerstheclown mcpickle

    Now is the time to for the UFC to pull the trigger!!

    Okay for whatever reason, it matters: Hot chick fighters are what works. So when you have a hot chick like Michelle Waterson as the face of the 105 lbs weight class, now is the time to add that weight class. Ideally, the UFC should just absorb Invicta FC in it’s entirety and promote all champions in weight classes the UFC doesn’t already have to UFC champ. Yes that includes Chris Cyborg at 145 lbs.