Unlike other professional sports, there is no offseason in combat sports. Week in and week out, fight cards all over the world are taking place. Some weeks there will be major fight cards filled with big name fighters others not so much, but there are fights taking place every week.

Regardless of whether the fighters are household names or not, The MMA Corner will preview the best fight taking place during the week.

This week’s Fight of the Week is the Invicta FC women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Tonya Evinger and challenger Pannie Kianzad.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, Invicta FC heads back to Kansas City, Mo., for Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad where champion Evinger will look to defend her bantamweight title for the first time.

Currently, the highest ranked female bantamweight outside of the UFC Evinger is one of the best in world. Invited to be a member of The Ultimate Fighter Season 18, Evinger never made it into the house; losing in the elimination round to Raquel Pennington. Since that time though, Evinger has gone 4-0 in Invicta; claiming the bantamweight title via TKO in her last outing.

Kianzad on the other hand is an undefeated 23-year-old Iranian-Swedish prospect with huge potential. Coming off of a unanimous decision win in her Invicta FC debut this past July, Kianzad is taking a big step up in competition. A win for her over a fighter like Evinger could mean a UFC contract.

This should be an excellent fight between two of the best the women’s bantamweight division has to offer outside of the UFC. Evinger is a crafty veteran with experience against some of the biggest names in women’s MMA. Will that experience carry Evinger to victory? Will Kianzad pass the first real test of her career? These questions and more will be answered Saturday night live on UFC Fight Pass.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.