Invicta FC 48: Tennant vs. Rubin Photo Highlights

Taneisha Tennant, Invicta FC 48
Taneisha Tennant, Invicta FC 48 Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

Invicta FC 48 went down in Denver, Colorado this past Wednesday, and turned out to be a night full of finishes — primarily submissions.

The six-fight card saw four bouts end inside the distance, with a three-pack of rear-naked chokes stealing the show. The card was opened up by Auttumn Norton, who battered Canadian newcomer Maria Djukic en route to a second-round TKO finish.

Following that violent finish, Amber Leibrock, a Bellator MMA alum, sunk in a rear-naked choke on Morgan Frier. A short time later, another Bellator vet, Kristina Williams, did the same to Liana Pirosin. In the co-main event, UFC alum Talita Bernardo would then take out fellow Brazilian Yana Gadelha, once again with a rear-naked choke.

The main event at Invicta FC 48 saw bantamweight champ Taneisha Tennant defend her title against Olga Rubin, a former Bellator MMA title challenger, in a close split decision. But perhaps the most explosive moment came not in the fights, but in Isis Verbeek’s post-fight interview. After defeating boxer Melissa Oddessa in a three-round unanimous decision, Verbeeek blasted her opponent for being disrespectful ahead of the fight. Addressing Oddessa’s trash talk, she exclaimed “You’re 35 years old, you’re not a kid anymore!”

Full results and a gallery of highlights from Invicta FC 48 can be found below.

Invicta FC 38: Tennant vs. Rubin Results

Taneisha Tennant (c) def. Olga Rubin by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 50-45) — for the Invicta FC bantamweight championship
Talita Bernardo def. Yana Gadelha by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 1:39
Kristina Williams def. Liana Pirosin by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 3:16
Isis Verbeek def. Melissa Oddessa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Amber Leibrock def. Morgan Frier by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 3:09
Auttumn Norton def. Maria Djukic by TKO, Round 2, 1:02