Invicta Fighting Championships 25 Results: A New Bantamweight Champion Is Crowned & Livia Renata Souza In Action

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Yana Kunitskaya def. Raquel Pa’aluhi by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to win the Invicta FC Bantamweight Title

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Livia Renata Souza def. Janaisa Morandin by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Katharina Lehner def. Alexa Conners by TKO via strikes (4:21, R1)

Kali Robbins def. Sharon Jacobson by submission via arm bar (0:42, R1)

Shino VanHoose def. Alyse Anderson by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)

Sarah Kleczka def. AmberLynn Orr by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Shaianna Rincon def. Courtney King by TKO via strikes (3:41, R2)

Cheri Muraski def. Tracy Cortez by submission via guillotine choke (2:42, R2)

Jillian DeCoursey def. Ashley Medina by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Round By Round Recap

Ashley Medina vs. Jillian DeCoursey

Round One: The round begins with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Medina backs DeCoursey into the cage wall after landing a knee strike. DeCoursey breaks free and cracks Medina with a left hook, the fighters again swing wildly at each other before Medina holds DeCoursey against the cage wall again. The fighters separate and Medina attacks DeCoursey with leg kicks, DeCoursey nails Medina with a three punch combo followed by a kick to the midsection. DeCoursey grabs an incoming Medina and she attacks her with knee strikes, DeCoursey starts to just swing wildly against Medina. DeCoursey charges at Medina while throwing a punching combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for DeCoursey

Round Two: The round begins with Medina attacking DeCoursey with some leg kicks, DeCoursey charges at Medina while throwing a punching combination. The fighters clinch and exchange a few knee strikes, the fighters separate and the fighters take a few swings at each other. DeCoursey puts Medina against the cage wall while landing a punching combination, the fighters separate again and DeCoursey swings away at Medina. DeCoursey cracks Medina with a few front kicks as well, Medina then cracks DeCoursey with a punching combination. Medina goes back to her leg kick attack against DeCoursey, DeCoursey goes for a takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with DeCoursey nailing Medina with punching combinations, DeCoursey scores a takedown on Medina and she immediately postures up. DeCoursey transitions to the half guard against Medina, DeCoursey starts attacking Medina with some ground and pound. DeCoursey advances to the side control position and then back control on Medina, DeCoursey goes back to attacking Medina with strikes until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jillian DeCoursey def. Ashley Medina by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Cheri Muraski vs. Tracy Cortez

Round One: The round begins with Muraski charging at Cortez while throwing punches, Muraski clinches with Cortez and eats some knee strikes. Cortez breaks free and she attacks Muraski with multiple punches, Cortez backs Muraski against the cage wall while landing punches and knee trikes. Muraski gets free and just swings away at Cortez, Cotez catches Muraski with more knee strikes while grappling with her. Cortez also starts attacking Muraski with some leg kicks, the fighters clinch and Cortez catches Muraski with a knee strike before separating. Cortez lands a punching combination before holding Muraski against the cage wall, Cortez finally gets the takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cortez

Round Two: The round begins with Muraski immediately grabbing Cortez and holding her against the cage wall, Muraski then attacks Cortez with a multiple punch combination. Cortez catches Muraski with a kick to the midsection before going for the clinch, Cortez holds Muraski against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Muraski catches Cortez in a guillotine choke from out of nowhere to force a tap out.

Official Result: Cheri Muraski def. Tracy Cortez by submission via guillotine choke (2:42, R2)

Shaianna Rincon vs. Courtney King

Round One: The round begins with King attacking Rincon with some leg kicks, Rincon scores a takedown on King and she gets the half guard. Rincon starts attacking King with ground and pound, King wall walks back to her feet with Rincon holding onto her. King starts attacking Rincon with a few knee strikes to the midsection, Rincon backs away and swings away at King. King starts attacking Rincon with some punching combinations, Rincon scores a takedown on King and she gets the half guard. King scrambles and she gets back control on Rincon as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rincon

Round Two: The round begins with Rincon immediately nailing King with a right, Rincon scores a takedown on King and she gets back control. Rincon transitions to the full mount against King, Rincon attacks King with a lot of ground and pound. Rincon turn up the heat with the ground and pound until the referee jump in.

Official Result: Shaianna Rincon def. Courtney King by TKO via strikes (3:41, R2)

AmberLynn Orr vs. Sarah Kleczka

Round One: The round begins with Kleczka immediately swinging away at Orr, Kleczka grabs a kicking Orr and she holds her against the cage wall. The fighters clinch and Orr attacks Kleczka with knee strikes, Orr separates after landing a few standing elbow strikes on Kleczka. Orr then catches Kleczka with a side kick to the midsection, Orr scores a takedown on Kleczka and she gets the half guard. Kleczka wall walks to her feet and Orr holds her against the cage wall, Orr drops for a guillotine choke and Kleczka escapes to get the fight standing again. Kleczka traps the head of Orr while attacking her with knee strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Orr

Round Two: The round begins with Kleczka taking a few swings against Orr, Orr comes forward and she pops Kleczka with a right. Kleczka scores a takedown on Orr and she gets the full guard, Orr sweeps Kleczka and she gets top position. Orr starts attacking Kleczka with some ground and pound, Orr transitions to the half guard against Kleczka. Kleczka eventually traps Orr in her full guard while eating a few strikes, Kleczka rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Kleczka grabbing Orr and holding her against the cage wall, the fighters attack each other with a few strikes while in the clinch. Kleczka starts attacking Orr with a series of knee strikes, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Kleczka putting Orr right back against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sarah Kleczka def. AmberLynn Orr by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Shino VanHoose vs. Alyse Anderson

Round One: The round begins with Anderson kicking VanHoose in the midsection, the fighters just start to swing away at each other. Anderson grabs VanHoose and she puts her against the cage wall, Anderson scores a takedown and VanHoose gets right back to her feet. Anderson scores another takedown on VanHoose and she gets the full guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Anderson kicking away at VanHoose, VanHoose cracks Anderson with a punching combination. Anderson scores another takedown on VanHoose and she gets the half guard, Anderson transitions to side control against VanHoose. The fighters scramble to their feet and exchange blows as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anderson

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, VanHoose nails a kicking Anderson with a counter right. Anderson scores a takedown on VanHoose and she gets the half guard, VanHoose quickly traps Anderson in her full guard. Anderson starts attacking VanHoose with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a variety of kicks, VanHoose charges at Anderson while throwing a punching combination. The fighters just swing away at each other and little connects, Anderson goes for the takedown and VanHoose winds up getting top control with the full mount. Anderson scrambles and winds up getting top position on VanHoose, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with VanHoose cracking Anderson with a right, Anderson starts attacking VanHoose with some leg kicks. Anderson grabs VanHoose and she holds her against the cage wall, Anderson scores a takedown on VanHoose and she gets back control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Shino VanHoose def. Alyse Anderson by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)

Sharon Jacobson vs. Kali Robbins

Round One: The round begins with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Jacobson assaults Robbins with a plethora of punches before scoring a takedown. Robbins catches Jacobson in an arm bar from out of nowhere to force a submission.

Official Result: Kali Robbins def. Sharon Jacobson by submission via arm bar (0:42, R1)

Alexa Conners vs. Katharina Lehner

Round One: The round begins with Lehner coming forward and swinging away at Conners, Lehner starts connecting with some rights against Conners. Lehner starts attacking Conners with some leg kicks as well, Lehner backs Conners into the cage wall while landing more combinations. Conners does her best to swing back against the swinging Lehner, Lehner rocks Conners with a series of uppercuts while avoiding a high kick. Lehner nails Conners with a kick to the midsection followed by another punching combination, Lehner drops Conners with a left followed by a few follow up shots until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Katharina Lehner def. Alexa Conners by TKO via strikes (4:21, R1)

Livia Renata Souza vs. Janaisa Morandin

Round One: The round begins with Souza attacking Morandin with leg kicks, Morandin backs up Souza by landing a right. Morandin backs up Souza again by landing a few punching combinations, Souza scores a takedown on Morandin and she gets the full guard. Souza postures up to attack Morandin with ground and pound, Souza advance to the half guard position against Morandin. Morandin eats more strikeswhile trapping Souza in her full guard, Morandin scrambles to her feet and Souza puts her against the cage wall. Souza scores a takedown on Morandin and she gets the full mount, Souza attacks Morandin with ground and pound upon gaining side control. Morandin catches a scrambling Souza in the full guard. Souza escapes an arm bar attempt to attack Morandin with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Souza

Round Two: The round begins with Morandin attacking Souza with an overhand right, Morandin comes forward and swings away at Souza. Souza scores a takedown on Morandin and she gets the half guard, Souza postures up and attacks Morandin with lots of strikes. Morandin scrambles to her feet and Souza looks for the takedown, Souza scores another takedown on Morandin and she gets the half guard. Morandin quickly traps Souza in her full guard again, Morandin scrambles to her feet and she nails Souza with a knee strike to the head. Souza scores a takedown on Morandin and she gets the full guard, Morandin catches Souza in a triangle choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Souza quickly nailing Morandin with a few combinations, Morandin comes forward with some combos of her own. Morandin also attacks Souza with a few leg kicks, Souza scores a takedown on a swinging Morandin and she gets the half guard. Morandin quickly traps Souza in her full guard, Souza transitions to the side control position while landing strikes on Morandin. Morandin traps Souza back in her full guard while eating more strikes, Souza attacks Morandin with more ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Livia Renata Souza def. Janaisa Morandin by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Invicta FC Bantamweight Title Decision Fight: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging knee strike in the clinch, Kunitskaya holds Pa’aluhi against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Kunitskaya starts turning up the knee strike attack against Pa’aluhi, Kunitskaya mixes in some punches against Pa’aluhi as well. The fighters separate and Pa’aluhi nails a kicking Kunitskaya with a counter right, Pa’aluhi scores a takedown on Kunitskaya and she eats some up kicks. Pa’aluhi gets the full mount against Kunitskaya while landing some strikes, Kunitskaya sweeps Pa’aluhi as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunitskaya

Round Two: The round begins with Kunitskaya catching Pa’aluhi with a front kick, Pa’aluhi eats a few more strikes before catching Kunitskaya with a right. Kunitskaya holds Pa’aluhi against the cage wall while landing some knee strikes, the fighters separate after Kunitskaya lands a two punch combination. Pa’aluhi looks for a takedown and Kunitskaya puts her against the cage wall again, the fighters separate and Kunitskaya nails Pa’aluhi with a right. Kunitskaya again holds Pa’aluhi against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, the fighters separate again and Kunitskaya attacks Pa’aluhi with some kicks. Kunitskaya nails Pa’aluhi with a spinning kick to the midsection, the fighters grapple as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pa’aluhi taking a few swings at Kunitskaya, Pa’aluhi looks for a takedown and Kunitskaya lands a knee strike. Pa’aluhi also starts attacking Kunitskaya with some leg kicks, Kunitskaya puts Pa’aluhi against the cage wall while landing some knee strikes. The fighters separate and Pa’aluhi lands a few more kicks against Kunitskaya, Pa’aluhi also attacks Kunitskaya with a high kick that gets blocked. Kunitskaya again grabs Pa’aluhi and holds her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Kunitskaya nails Pa’aluhi with a front kick followed by a high kick. Kunitskaya catches Pa’aluhi with a standing elbow strike before eating a right, Kunitskaya catches Pa’aluhi with a spinning heel kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunitskaya (Overall Score: 30-27 for Kunitskaya)

Round Four: The round begins with Kunitskaya catching Pa’aluhi with a front kick, Kunitskaya just continues to kick away against Pa’aluhi. Kunitskaya also starts working the jabs against Pa’aluhi, Kunitskaya grabs Pa’aluhi and holds her against the cage wall while landing some knee strikes. The fighters separate and Pa’aluhi attacks Kunitskaya with a head kick, Kunitskaya again grabs Pa’aluhi and holds her against the cage wall. Pa’aluhi attacks Kunitakaya with a few knee strikes before scoring a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunitskaya (Overall Score: 40-36 for Kunitskaya)

Round Five: The round begins with Kunitskaya and Pa’aluhi just swinging away at each other, Kunitskaya grabs Pa’aluhi and she holds her against the cage wall. Kunitskaya attacks Pa’aluhi with knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Pa’aluhi swings away against Kunitskaya. Kunitskaya drills Pa’aluhi with knee strikes while avoiding the takedown, Pa’aluhi comes forward and cracks Kunitskaya with a right. Pa’aluhi continues hunting for the takedown against Kunitskaya, Pa’aluhi scores a takedown and Kunitskaya scrambles to her feet. Kunitskaya puts Pa’aluhi against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunitskaya (Final Score: 50-45 for Kunitskaya)

Official Result: Yana Kunitskaya def. Raquel Pa’aluhi by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to win the Invicta FC Bantamweight Title

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