Invicta Fighting Championship 41 Results: Montsserat Ruiz, Erin Blanchfield & Kaitlin Young Win!

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Montserrat Ruiz def. Janaisa Morandin by submission via arm bar (3:28, R1)

Erin Blanchfield def. Brogan Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Kaitlin Young def. Latoya Walker by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Caitlin Sammons def. Claire Guthrie by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Alexa Culp def. Natalya Speece by submission via rear naked choke (3:59, R2)


Natalya Speece vs. Alexa Culp

Round One: The round begins with Speece attacking Culp with a few kicks, Culp scores a takedown on Speece and she gets the open guard. Speece tries getting up and Culp gets back control on her, Culp attacks Speece with some ground and pound. Culp keeps back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Culp

Round Two: The round begins with Speece attacking Culp with a variety of kicks, Culp grabs Speece and gets her against the cage wall. Culp and Speece exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Culp scores a takedown on Speece after eating a knee strike to the face. Culp transitions to the half guard position against Speece, Culp then gains back control against Speece. Culp catches Speece in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Alexa Culp def. Natalya Speece by submission via rear naked choke (3:59, R2)

Caitlin Sammons vs. Claire Guthrie

Round One: The round begins with Guthrie attacking Sammons with some leg kicks, Guthrie and Sammons exchange a few combinations. Sammons starts landing leg kicks of her own against Guthrie, Sammons grabs Guthrie and gets her against the cage wall. Guthrie spins Sammons into the cage wall before separating, Guthrie and Sammons take some swings at each other. Guthrie nails Sammons with a kick to the midsection, Guthrie and Sammons exchange more leg kicks. Sammons cracks a swinging Guthrie with a counter right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sammons

Round Two: The round begins with Guthrie and Sammons exchanging some leg kicks, Guthrie and Sammons get into a few striking exchanges. Sammons eats a right before getting Guthrie against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Guthrie pops Sammons with a right, Guthrie follows up with a two punch combination against Sammons. Guthrie then cracks Sammons with a head kick, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Guthrie comes forward and she hits Sammons with a right. Sammons charges at Guthrie while swinging away at her, Guthrie grabs Sammons and gets her against the cage wall. Sammons scores a takedown on Guthrie and she gets the full guard, Guthrie rolls for a knee bar and Sammons defends while landing strikes. Sammons then gains back control on Guthrie, Sammon advances to the full mount before regaining back control on Guthrie. Sammons returns to the full mount on Guthrie and she lands some strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Caitlin Sammons def. Claire Guthrie by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Kaitlin Young vs. Latoya Walker

Round One: The round begins with Young and Walker exchanging some jabs, Young nails Walker with a kick to the midsection. Young also nails a swinging Walker with some leg kicks, Walker lands multiple punching combinations against Young. Walker lands multiple shots to the midsection of Young, Young backs Walker into the cage wall while swinging away at her. Walker also looks for the counter strikes against a swinging Young, Walker comes forward and she cracks Young with a short right. Young continues kicking the legs and midsection of Walker, Young and Walker exchange some jabs as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Young

Round Two: The round begins with Young and Walker exchanging some jabs, Young goes back to attacking Walker with leg kicks and midsection kicks. Young backs Walker up during a striking exchange between the two, Young also starts looking for the high kick against Walker. Young scores a takedown on Walker and Walker gets back up, Young keeps Walker near the cage wall while swinging away at each other. Walker keeps Young at a distance while landing some jabs, Young backs up Walker after landing a kick to the midsection. Walker lands a left before eating a left from Young, Young lands more kicks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Young nails Walker with a kick to the midsection. Young also goes back to attacking Walker with leg kicks, Walker cracks Young with a multiple punch combination. Young backs up Walker during a brief striking exchange, Young gets Walker against the cage wall while landing some knee strikes. The fighters exchange a bunch of strikes while in the clinch, Young lands the majority of the strikes while in the clinch. Young is primarily attacking Walker with knee strikes and elbow strikes while in the clinch, Young attacks Walker with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Young (Final Score: 30-26 for Young)

Official Result: Kaitlin Young def. Latoya Walker by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Erin Blanchfield vs. Brogan Sanchez

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some jabs, Blanchfield attempts a high kick against Sanchez. Blanchfield and Sanchez also exchange some leg kicks, Sanchez charges forward while swinging away at Blanchfield. Blanchfield hits Sanchez with a kick to the midsection, Blanchfield stuns a swinging Sanchez with a counter right hook. Blanchfield charges at Sanchez while swinging wildly at her, Sanchez then cracks Blanchfield with a two punch combination. Blanchfield grabs Sanchez and briefly gets her against the cage wall, Blanchfield scores a takedown on Sanchez and she gets the half guard. Blanchfield attacks Sanchez with some ground and pound, Blanchfield lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Blanchfield

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters getting into a few exchanges, Sanchez gets Blanchfield against the cage wall and the fighters separate a short time later. Blanchfield starts attacking Sanchez with some leg kicks, Sanchez uses the jab to keep Blanchfield at a distance. Sanchez lands some leg kicks followed by a combination on Blanchfield, Blanchfield grabs Sanchez and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Blanchfield scores a takedown on Sanchez and she gets the half guard. Blanchfield transitions to the full mount against Sanchez while landing some strikes, Blanchfield moves to side control while nailing Sanchez with more strikes. Blanchfield keeps top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Sanchez and Blanchfield swinging away at each other, Blanchfield grabs Sanchez and she gets her up against the cage wall. Blanchfield scores a takedown on Sanchez and she gets the half guard, Blanchfield gains side control on Sanchez while landing more strikes. Blanchfield advances to the full mount on Sanchez and she lands a ton of unanswered strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Erin Blanchfield def. Brogan Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Janaisa Morandin vs. Montserrat Ruiz

Round One: The round begins with the fighters immediately getting into some wild exchanges, Morandin pops a kicking Ruiz with a counter right. Ruiz charges at v as the fighters swing away at each other, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. The fighters separate and Morandin lands a few kicks to the midsection of Ruiz, Morandin catches a kicking Ruiz with a counter right. Ruiz continues coming forward while swinging away at Morandin, Ruiz scores a takedown on Morandin and she gets side control. Ruiz traps the head of Morandin while landing a plethora of strikes, Ruiz catches Morandin in an arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Montserrat Ruiz def. Janaisa Morandin by submission via arm bar (3:28, R1)

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