Bantamweight action was in the spotlight at Invicta Phoenix Series 3 — and by all accounts the event delivered.
While the ranks of Invicta FC have seemed a little thin of late at 135lbs, Phoenix Series 3 was all about improving that. The event featured a three-fight bantamweight tournament, boasting one-round quarter and semi-final fights ahead of a three-round finale. That tournament was run through by Taneisha Tennant, who earned unanimous decision wins in all three of her bouts.
Atop the card, meanwhile, was a bantamweight title fight with the vacant 135lb title up for grabs. An absolute bloodbath saw TUF 28 alumni Julija Stoliarenko win a split decision over Lisa Verzosa to claim the title.
Highlights? You’d better believe we’ve got those. Check below for a glimpse of the full card courtesy of Invicta FC.
Invicta Phoenix Series 3 Results:
Julija Stoliarenko def. Lisa Verzosa via split-decision (49-46, 46-48, 49-46) – for the vacant Invicta FC bantamweight championship
Taneisha Tennant def. Taylor Guardado via unanimous decision (30-27) – Phoenix Series Finals
Kay Hansen def. Liana Pirosin via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) – Flyweight Bout
Taneisha Tennant def. Hope Chase via unanimous decision (10-9 3x) – Bantamweight Semi-Final Bout
Taylor Guardado def. Serena DeJesus via split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9) – Bantamweight Semi-Final Bout
Mitzi Merry def. Morgan Hickam via unanimous decision (10-9 3x) – Bantamweight Reserve Bout No. 2
Kelly Clayton def. Florina Moeller via submission (rear-naked-choke) 4:51 of Round One – Bantamweight Reserve Bout No. 1
Taneisha Tennant def. Brittney Victoria via unanimous decision (10-9 3x) – Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal No. 4
Hope Chase def. Julia Ottolino via unanimous decision (10-9) – Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal No. 3
Taylor Guardado def. Claire Guthrie via unanimous decision (10-9 3x) – Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal No. 2
Serena DeJesus def. Kerri Kenneson via unanimous decision (10-9 3x) – Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal No. 1