Pearl Gonzalez vs. Brogan Sanchez New Headliner For Invicta FC 37

Pearl Gonzalez
Pearl Gonzalez vs Daiane Frimino Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

Following an injury to atomweight champion Jinh Yu Frey, Invicta FC 37 has a new headlining act between Pearl Gonzalez and Brogan Sanchez.

Invicta FC 37 is scheduled to take place next Friday night from Memorial Hall in Kansas City. The main event for the card was supposed to be a title fight rematch between defending atomweight champion Jinh Yu Frey, and top contender Ashley Cummins. However, that bout has now been re-scheduled for Invicta FC 39, due to an injury suffered by the champion Frey. Invicta announced the news in a press release earlier today. Invicta FC 39 doesn’t have an official date, however the card is rumored for early December.

The new main event for the Invicta FC37 card is a battle of top flyweights Pearl Gonzalez and Brogan Sanchez. Gonzalez (9-4) is looking to rebound after a title-fight loss to Vanessa Porto earlier this year. Prior to that loss, Gonzalez was on a three-fight win streak following her release from the UFC in 2017 after losses to Polina Botelho and Cynthia Calvillo. Sanchez (6-0), on the other hand, is undefeated following the first six fights in her career, including two in the Invicta cage. Those wins were over Phoenix Rising 2 tournament winner Miranda Maverick, and Cheri Muraski.

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In addition to the new headliner, a bantamweight bout has joined the fight card as Florida’s Megan Cawley returns to the Invicta cage against newcomer Hope Chase of Pennsylvania. The card also features Invicta FC mainstays such as Kay Hansen, Lindsey Vanzandt, and Shino VanHoose. The new co-main event is the electric Mariya Agapova taking on Marilia Santos, of Dana White’s Contender Series fame.

Invicta FC 37 takes place Friday, October 4th, from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The seven-fight card will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 7 p.m. CT.