Invicta FC returned to Denver, Colorado on Wednesday night, with their highly anticipated single-night strawweight tournament set to crown a new champion at Invicta FC 50.
While previous Invicta tournaments, their Phoenix Series, had consisted of a mix between exhibition and professional contests due to some fights being just one round, the four-woman strawweight field at Invicta FC 50 were set for two three rounds fights each, with a total of six rounds possible should both go the distance.
Entered into the tournament were a trio of Brazilians in top prospect Valesca Machado, former UFC fighter Gloria de Paula, and 20-year old Ediana Silva. Rounding out the field was Polish newcomer Karolina Wojcik, while former atomweight title challenger Minna Grusander served as a reserve fighter, and Danni McCormack took on Maira Mazar in a reserve bout.
In the evening’s co-feature, Katharina Lehner, who most recently competed for Bellator MMA, looked to snap a three-fight skid against UFC vet Talita Bernardo.
Invicta FC 50 kicks off at 9PM ET on November 16, 2022, with a live stream of all the action available below. Full results from the event, which takes place at ReelWorks Denver in Denver, CO, are also available below.
Invicta FC 50 Results
Valesa Machado def. Karolina Wojcik by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) – strawweight tournament final, for the vacant Invicta FC strawweight championship
Bantamweight: Talita Bernardo def. Katharina Lehner by submission (kimura), Round 2, 4:26
Bantamweight: Claire Guthrie def. Brigid Chase by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve: Danni McCormack def. Maira Mazar by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Strawweight Title Tournament Semi-Final: Valesca Machado def. Ediana Silva by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Strawweight Title Tournament Semi-Final: Karolina Wójcik def. Gloria de Paula by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: Elise Pone def. Melissa Oddessa by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)