“Puddin'” was nowhere to be found, but one Harley Quinn hit the scales on Wednesday at the Invicta FC 40 weigh-in.
Well, not quite. But Lindsey VanZandt pulled off a pretty darn passable cosplay impression of “Daddy’s Lil Monster” after she weighed in (at 105.2lbs) for her co-main event scrap against Alesha Zappitella.
Invicta FC weigh-ins have a long tradition of being a little more on the fun side, in comparison to big brother promotion UFC. VanZandt isn’t the first fighter to dress up for her weigh-in (Roxanne Modafferi has a long history of it, and Pearl Gonzalez has been known to turn heads), but she is one of the more memorable. She even brought the bat.
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Don’t miss me go crazy tomorrow night at 8pm eastern on ufcfightpass thank you @invictafc for this amazing opportunity to kick ass and thank you to all my sponsors, coaches, and training partners I couldn’t have gotten here without u!! #goodnight #invictafc #invictafc40 #harleyquinn #fightready #wmma #ufcfightpass
She won’t have that Thursday, of course, when Invicta FC 40 goes down live in Kansas City, Kansas, sans fans and media. For a gallery of highlights and results from Wednesday’s weigh-in, check below.
Strawweight: Emily Ducote (115.2) vs. Juliana Lima (115.5)
Atomweight: Alesha Zappitella (105.7) vs. Lindsey VanZandt (105.2)
Flyweight: DeAnna Bennett (N/A)* vs. Victoria Leonardo (125.9)
Featherweight: Chelsea Chandler (145) vs. Liv Parker (145.7)
Flyweight: Trisha Cicero (126) vs. Laura Gallardo (125.1)
Strawweight: Genia Goodin (115.9) vs. Shelby Koren (115.9)
* – The flyweight bout between DeAnna Bennett and Victoria Leonardo was removed from the card after Bennett had a medical issue during her weight cut and could not weigh-in. Leonardo was paid her show purse after making weight and the fight card will proceed with five fights.