Invicta FC 29’s Pearl Gonzalez and Bárbara Acioly didn’t want to wait the extra day, as they got into it at Thursday’s weigh-ins.
Normally a reserved affair, the weigh-ins for the next Invicta FC card got a little heated on Thursday. That’s thanks to flyweights Pearl Gonzalez and Bárbara Acioly getting into a brief shoving match during the post-weigh in face off. The fighters were eventually split up, and reminded to wait for their scheduled confrontation tomorrow.
Donning a pearl necklace, Pearl Gonzalez weighed in at 123.8lbs for the flyweight contest. Her opponent, Acioly, meanwhile, hit the scales at 126.3lbs. Just slightly over the 126lb limit for non-title fights, Acioly was fined twenty-five percent of her purse. Whether the miss on the scales had anything to do with the hostilities is unclear. During the face-off pose, however, the two fighters came into contact, something Gonzalez eventually took offense to.
Gonzalez (7-3) joined Invicta FC after going 0-2 in the UFC. She got back in the win column at Invicta FC 28, defeating Kali Robbins by decision. Now, she’s making the quick turnaround, looking to keep the momentum going. Bárbara Acioly (4-2), meanwhile, will look to snap a two fight losing streak after starting her career a perfect 4-0.
You can see the entire Invicta FC 29 weigh-ins including the confrontation between Gonzalez and Acioly in the video below (credit: Invicta FC). Invicta FC 29 takes place tomorrow, May 4, at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, MO.