Invicta FC was back in action on Wednesday, and back in Denver, Colorado in what was a busy week or so for the mountainous state.
Saturday’s BKFC 41, Invicta FC 53, and Friday’s ONE Fight Night 10 all came in or around Denver. On the Invicta front, it was atomweight champ Jillian DeCoursey in the main event, looking to make the first defense of her title after winning the belt last year against Jessica Delboni. Decoursey had gone two for two in 2022, knocking out Lindsey VanZandt to earn a title shot, then submitting Delboni.
Brazilian Rayanne dos Santos, a former Dana White’s Contender Series fighter who came up short on the show, had also won two straight ahead of her title challege, including her Invicta FC debut.
Invicta FC 53 airs live on AXS TV and Fight Network on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, as well as online via the live stream below. Full results for the event, which gets underway at 9PM ET, can also be found below.
Invicta FC 53: DeCoursey vs. dos Santos Results
Atomweight: Rayanne dos Santos def. Jillian DeCoursey via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47) — for the Invicta FC atomweight championship
Bantamweight: Olga Rubin def. Claire Guthrie by Submission (Buggy Choke), Round 2, 4:23
Strawweight: Jéssica Delboni def. Danielle Taylor by unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28)
Atomweight: Monique Adriane def. Nicole Geraldo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Flyweight: Elise Pone def. Liana Pirosin by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Atomweight: Elisandra “Lili” Ferreira def. Flor Hernandez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Flyweight: Ky Bennett def. Kendal Holowell by TKO, Round 2, 4:04