Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Results: A New Bantamweight Champ Is Crowned & An 8 Woman Tournament

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Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship
Julija Stoliarenko def. Lisa Verzosa by split decision (49-46, 46-48, 46-49) to win the title

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Kay Hansen def. Liana Pirosin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Finals
Teneisha Tennant def. Taylor Guardado by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Semi-Finals
Taylor Guardado def. Serena DeJesus by split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9)
Teneisha Tennant def. Hope Chase by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Opening Round
Serena DeJesus def. Kerri Kenneson by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Taylor Guardado def. Claire Guthrie by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Hope Chase def. Julia Ottolino by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Taneisha Tennant def. Brittney Victoria by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Reserve Bouts
Mitzi Merry def. Morgan Hickam by unanimous decison (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Kelly Clayton def. Florina Moeller by submission via rear naked choke (4:51, R1)


Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Opening Round
Serena DeJesus vs. Kerri Kenneson

Round One: The round begins with Kenneson scoring a takedown on DeJesus and she gets her in a seated position, DeJesus scrambles to her feet and they exchange strikes while in the clinch. Kenneson looks for another takedown as DeJesus swings away at her, DeJesus gets Kenneson against the cage wall while landing more strikes. DeJesus stuns Kenneson with a multiple punch combination followed by elbow strikes while in the clinch, DeJesus and Kenneson get into a wild striking exchange. Kenneson goes for a few head kick and DeJesus blocks them all, DeJesus scores a takedown on Kenneson and she gets the half guard. DeJesus attacks Kenneson with some ground and pound, Kenneson scrambles to her feet and DeJesus swings away at her. Kenneson scores another takedown and she immediately attacks DeJesus with strikes, Kenneson gainas back control on DeJesus and DeJesus sweeps Kenneson to get top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for DeJesus

Official Result: Serena DeJesus def. Kerri Kenneson by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Opening Round
Taylor Guardado vs. Claire Guthrie

Round One: The round begins with Guardado swinging away at Guthrie before getting her against the cage wall, Guardado looks for a takedown and Guthrie pulls guard on her. Guthrie rolls for submission attempts while on her back, Guardado attacks Guthrie with ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Guthrie comes forward and she nails Guardado with a right hook, Guardado scores a takedown on Guthrie and Guthrie gets right back up. Guardado grabs Guthrie and she gets her up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. Guthrie lands some knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Guardado 

Official Result: Taylor Guardado def. Claire Guthrie by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Opening Round
Hope Chase vs. Julia Ottolino

Round One: The round begins with Ottolino attacking Chase with some leg kicks, Chase comes forward and she swings away at Ottolino. Chase cracks a swinging Ottolino with a counter right hook, Chase stuns Ottolino with an elbow strike while swinging wildly at her. Chase scores a takedown on Ottolino and she gets the full guard, Chase attacks Ottolino with ground and pound. Chase postures up and Ottolino attempts a few up kicks, Chase gets to her feet and she swings away at Ottolino as she stands up. Chase backs Ottolino up some more while swinging wildly at her, Ottolino clinches with Chase and she lands a few knee strikes. Chase swings away at Ottolino as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chase

Official Result: Hope Chase def. Julia Ottolino by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Opening Round
Brittney Victoria vs. Taneisha Tennant

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Tennant and Victoria exchange leg kicks and jabs. Tennant looks for the counter strike against a swinging Victoria, Tennant stays at a distance while kicking away at Victoria. Tennant nails Victoria with a front kick to the face, Tennant rocks a swinging Victoria with a counter left. Tennant follows a rocked Victoria around the cage while landing more strikes, Victoria charges at Tennant while swinging away at her. Tennant continues cracking Victoria with counter strikes, Victoria looks for a takedown as Tennant lands knee strikes. Tennant rocks Victoria with an uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tennant

Official Result: Taneisha Tennant def. Brittney Victoria by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Reserve Bout
Kelly Clayton vs. Florina Moeller

Round One: The round begins with Clayton rocking a swinging Moeller with a plethora of counter strikes, Moeller grabs Clayton and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Clayton cracks Moeller with a right. Moeller grabs Clayton and she gets her back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Clayton clocks Moeller with a plethora of strikes, Clayton grabs Moeller and she gets her back against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some knee strikes while in the clinch, Clayton scores a takedown on Moeller and she gets back control. Clayton attacks Moeller with ground and pound, Clayton catches Moeller in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Kelly Clayton def. Florina Moeller by submission via rear naked choke (4:51, R1)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Reserve Bouts
Mitzi Merry vs. Morgan Hickam

Round One: The round begins with Merry attacking Hickam with some leg kicks, Hickam and Merry exchange some kick attempts. Hickam charges at Merry while swinging away at her, Merry uses the jab to continue keeping Hickam at a distance. Merry grabs Hickam and she gets her up against the cage wall, Merry cracks Hickam with multiple elbow strikes to the head. Hickam scores a takedown on Merry and she gets the full guard, Merry rolls for an omaplata and Hickam defends against it. Merry jumps on the back of Hickam during a scramble and she looks for the rear naked choke until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Merry 

Official Result: Mitzi Merry def. Morgan Hickam by unanimous decison (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Semi-Finals
Serena DeJesus vs. Taylor Guardado

Round One: The round begins with Guardado and DeJesus swinging away at each other, the fighters clinch and Guardado gets DeJesus against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, DeJesus spins Guardado into the cage wall while landing a few strikes. DeJesus nails Guardado with some elbow strikes to the head, Guardado cracks DeJesus with a right as they separate. DeJesus nails Guardado with several kicks to the midsection, Guardado responds by attacking DeJesus with combinations. The fighters clinch and exchange a bunch of strikes, the fighters separate and Guardado attacks DeJesus with combinations. The fighters exchange more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for DeJesus

Official Result: Taylor Guardado def. Serena DeJesus by split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Semi-Finals
Hope Chase vs. Taneisha Tennant

Round One: The round begins with Tennant attacking Chase with a few front kicks, Chase grabs Tennant and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and the fighters exchange front kick attempts. Chase charges forward and she takes a few wild swings at Tennant, Chase grabs Tennant and she gets her back against the cage wall while eating some elbow strikes. The fighters separate and swing wildly at each other, Chase starts attacking Tennant with a variety of kicks. Chase again grabs Tennant and she gets her back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Chase throws a few side kicks. Tennant cracks Chase with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chase

Official Result: Teneisha Tennant def. Hope Chase by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Kay Hansen vs. Liana Pirosin

Round One: The round begins with Pirosin attacking Hansen with some leg kicks, Pirosin scores a takedown and Hansen scrambles to get back control on her. Pirosin spins at the right time and she gets top control on Hansen, Pirosin postures up and Hansen trips her up before getting back up. Hansen scores a takedown on Pirosin and she gets the full guard, Hansen gains the half guard and then full mount on Pirosin. Pirosin gets Hansen back in her half guard while eating more strikes, Pirosin gets Hansen in her full guard and Hansen slams her way free. Pirosin scrambles to her feet and Hansen gets her back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hansen

Round Two: The round begins with Hansen grabbing Pirosin and she scores a takedown on her, Pirosin scrambles to her feet and she gets Hansen against the cage wall. Hansen scores another takedown on Pirosin and she gets the half guard, Hansen attacks Pirosin with some ground and pound. Pirosin gets Hansen back into her full guard while eating more strikes, Hansen returns to the half guard against Pirosin. Pirosin tries scrambling to her feet and Hansen keeps her on the ground, Hansen rolls for a heel hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hansen (Overall Score: 20-18 for Hansen)

Round Three: The round begins with Pirosin swinging away at Hansen, Hansen scores a takedown on Pirosin and she gets the half guard. Pirosin scrambles to her feet and Hansen gets her against the cage wall, Hansen goes for a takedown and Pirosin gets top control on her. Hansen sweeps Pirosin and she finds a way to get back control, Pirosin sweeps Hansen and she gets top control before posturing up and allowing Hansen to stand. Hansen scores another takedown on Pirosin and she gets the full guard, Hansen transitions to the half guard against Pirosin. Pirosin rolls for an arm bar against Hansen as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hansen (Final Score: 30-27 for Hansen)

Official Result: Kay Hansen def. Liana Pirosin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 Bantamweight Tournament Finals
Taylor Guardado vs. Teneisha Tennant

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Tennant starts attacking Guardado with some leg kicks. Guardado starts attacking Tennant with some jabs, Tennant lands a head kick on Guardado and Guardado responds by landing a left hook. Guardado follows up on that by cracking Tennant with a few rights, Guardado grabs Tennant and she gets her against the cage wall. Guardado looks for a takedown and Tennant defends while landing a bunch of strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tennant

Round Two: The round begins with Tennant attempting a high kick against Guardado, Tennant goes back to attacking Guardado with leg kicks. Guardado and Tennant get into a brief striking exchange, Guardado and Tennant exchange some more leg kicks. Guardado comes forward and she takes some swings at Tennant, Tennant then cracks Guardado with an overhand right. Guardado charges at Tennant while swinging away at her, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Guardado (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Guardado nailing Tennant with a right hook, Guardado and Tennant exchange a few combinations. Guardado continues coming forward and she swings away at Tennant, Tennant manages to crack Guardado with counter strikes. Guardado continues attacking Tennant with some combinations, Tennant picks Guardado apart with strikes while staying at a distance. Guardado swings away at Tennant as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Guardado (Final Score: 29-28 for Guardado)

Official Result: Teneisha Tennant def. Taylor Guardado by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship
Lisa Verzosa vs. Julija Stoliarenko

Round One: The round begins with Stoliarenko attacking Verzosa with some superman punches, Stoliarenko rocks Verzosa with a series of head kicks. Verzosa recovers and she drops Stoliarenko with a right, Stoliarenko rolls for an arm bar and Verzosa escapes to get the fight standing. Stoliarenko goes right back to attacking Verzosa with head kicks and punching combinations, Stoliarenko starts attacking Verzosa with some leg kicks. Stoliarenko also nails Verzosa with a kick to the midsection, Verzosa starts landing leg kicks of her own against Stoliarenko. Stoliarenko clobbers Verzosa with a head kick and a multitude of punches and elbow strikes, Stoliarenko drags Verzosa to the ground and she rolls for an arm bar. Verzosa escapes the arm bar attempt to get top control on the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stoliarenko

Round Two: The round begins with Stoliarenko attacking Verzosa with some leg kicks, Verzosa nails Stoliarenko with some counter strikes. Stoliarenko and Verzosa get into a few strikes exchanges, Verzosa starts landing leg kicks of her own against Stoliarenko. Verzosa scores a takedown on Stoliarenko and Stoliarenko gets up a short time later, Stoliarenko swings away at Verzosa as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Verzosa (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Stoliarenko attacking Verzosa with some leg kicks, Verzosa starts firing back against a swing Stoliarenko. Stoliarenko stuns a swinging Verzosa with a counter right hook, Stoliarenko comes forward and she attacks Verzosa with combinations. Verzosa rocks a swinging Stoliarenko with a pair of counter rights, Stoliarenko responds by landing rights and elbow strikes on Verzosa. Stoliarenko cracks Verzosa with a superman elbow strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stoliarenko (Overall Score: 29-28 for Stoliarenko)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Stoliarenko nails a swinging Verzosa with a two punch combination. Stoliarenko attacks Verzosa with a head kick and Verzosa blocks it, Stoliarenko also cracks Verzosa with some elbow strikes. Verzosa fires back and she takes some swings at Stoliarenko, Verzosa nails a swinging Stoliarenko with a counter left hook. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Verzosa (Overall Score: 38-38 for Draw)

Round Five: The round begins with Stoliarenko attacking Verzosa with some leg kicks, Stoliarenko and Verzosa get into some striking exchanges. Verzosa starts landing more combinations while Stoliarenko looks for the counter strikes, Verzosa continues backing Stoliarenko up while swinging away at her. Stoliarenko stays at a distance while taking swings at Verzosa, Stoliarenko and Verzosa exchange rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Verzosa (Final Score: 48-47 for Verzosa)

Official Result: Julija Stoliarenko def. Lisa Verzosa by split decision (49-46, 46-48, 46-49) to win the title

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