“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.
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.