More Bouts Unveiled for Invicta FC 29, Pearl Gonzalez Makes Quick Turnaround

Former UFC/Current Invicta FC fighter Pearl Gonzalez
Pearl Gonzalez Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

Invicta FC unveiled the bulk of the line-up for it’s return to Kansas City on Monday, with multiple fights for Invicta FC 29 confirmed.

Invicta FC 29, which had previously been announced without a location, will head back to the promotion’s home base at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, MO next month. The promotion announced the news in a press release Monday. In addition to the main event bantamweight title fight between Katharina Lehner and Canada’s Sarah Kaufman, a number of key bouts are scheduled for the card. Among them is the return of Pearl Gonzalez, who made a successful promotional debut last month at Invicta FC 28.

Gonzalez (7-3) defeated Kali Robbins at Invicta FC 28 on March 24, snapping a two fight losing streak from her tenure with the UFC. She’ll look to build momentum against Bárbara Acioly (4-2) in this flyweight battle. After starting her career at 4-0, Acioly has struggled of late, losing to Karina Rodriguez in Acioly’s Invicta debut and falling to Takayo Hashi outside the promotion.

Also notable, Pannie Kianzad (8-3) will look to halt a three fight losing streak when she takes on Bianca Daimoni (7-2). Kianzad was most recently seen losing to Sarah Kaufman at Invicta FC 27 in January. That fight punched Kaufman’s ticket to a shot at the promotion’s bantamweight title. Kianzad, meanwhile, will be looking to rebuild. The Iranian-Swedish bantamweight started her career a perfect 8-0, and is desperately in need of a win to get her hot prospect status back.

Check out the Invicta FC 29 line-up below. The event takes place May 4 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, MO.

Bantamweight Title: Sarah Kaufman (19-4, 1 NC) vs. Katharina Lehner (7-0)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-3) vs. Bianca Daimoni (7-2)
Flyweight: Pearl Gonzalez (7-3) vs. Bárbara Acioly (4-2)
Bantamweight: Julia Avila (4-0) vs. Marciea Allen (6-2)
Flyweight: Liz Tracy (4-2) vs. Cheri Muraski (4-1)
Bantamweight: Yaya Rincón (2-0) vs. Lisa Spangler (0-0)
Featherweight: Allison Schmidt (1-0) vs. Macy Chiasson (1-0)
Strawweight: Helen Peralta (1-0) vs. Cheyanne Vlismas (1-0)
Strawweight: Adriana Vuković (0-0) vs. TBD