Invicta Phoenix Series 3 Photo Highlights

Julija Stoliarenko Invicta Phoenix Series 3
Julija Stoliarenko Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

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


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