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

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)

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