Invicta Fighting Championships 27 Results: Sarah Kaufman Returns To Headline The Card

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Sarah Kaufman def. Pannie Kianzad by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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Vanessa Porto def. Mariana Morais by submission via rear naked choke (4:19, R1)

Sharon Jacobson def. Ashley Nichols by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Ashley Cummins def. Stephanie Alba by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Broagn Walker-Sanchez def. Cheri Muraski by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Felicia Spencer def. Akeela Al-Hameed by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Mallory Martin def. Tiffany Masters by TKO via strikes (3:36, R2)

Loma Lookboonmee def. Melissa Wang by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-26)

Helen Peralta def. Jade Ripley by TKO via strikes (2:22, R1)


Jade Ripley vs. Helen Peralta

Round One: The round begins with Peralta attacking Ripley with some leg kicks, Ripley tries nailing Peralta with some rights. Peralta then nails Ripley with a kick to the midsection, Ripley catches a kicking Peralta with a counter left. Peralta responds by landing a looping left to the midsection of Ripley, Peralta catches an incoming Ripley with a right. Peralta rocks Ripley with a few rights while in the clinch, Peralta backs Ripley into the cage wall with a plethora of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Helen Peralta def. Jade Ripley by TKO via strikes (2:22, R1)

Loma Lookboonmee vs. Melissa Wang

Round One: The round begins with Lookboonmee attacking Wang with leg kicks, Wang gets Lookboonmee against the cage wall. Lookboonmee nails Wang with a knee strike to the midsection before separating, Wang catches Lookboonmee with a front kick before getting her against the cage all. The fighters separate and Wang eats a kick to the midsection before looking for a takedown against Lookboonmee, Lookboonmee catches Wang with another knee strike to the midsection. Lookboonmee drops Wang with a knee strike and she gets back control on the ground, Lookboonmee locks Wang in the rear naked choke and Wang escapes. Lookboonmee attacks Wang with ground and pound, Lookboonmee goes for another rear naked choke and Wang escapes to get top position. Wang starts attacking Lookboonmee with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lookboonmee

Round Two: The round begins with Wang getting Lookboonmee up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Lookboonmee nails Wang with a kick to the midsection, Lookboonmee gets Wang against the cage all while landing knee strikes and elbow strikes. Wang tries pulling guard and Lookboonmee gets right back to her feet, Wang accidentally nails Wang with an illegal knee strike and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Wang attacking Lookboonmee with a punching combination, Lookboonmee nails Wang with a kick to the midsection followed by some knee strikes. Lookboonmee then cracks Wang with standing elbow strikes to the head as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Wang getting Lookboonmee against the cage wall, Lookboonmee spins Wang and nails her with a plethora of knee strikes. Lookboonmee eats a few punches as she attacks Wang with a high kick, Wang goes for the clinch and Lookboonmee drills her with more knee strikes. Wang catches Lookboonmee with a right before looking for the takedown again, Lookboonmee accidentally nails Wang with an illegal knee strike and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Wang getting Lookboonmee against the cage wall, Lookboonmee continues attacking Wang with knee strikes to the midsection. Wang then nails Lookboonmee with a multiple punch combination, Wang gets Lookboonmee against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Loma Lookboonmee def. Melissa Wang by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-26)

Mallory Martin vs. Tiffany Masters

Round One: The round begins with Martin nailing Masters with a right, Masters comes forward to nail Martin with a short right. Martin starts attacking Masters with some leg kicks, Masters nails a swinging Martin with a counter right. Masters backs up Martin with a high kick attempt, Masters comes forward and just swings away at Martin. Martin then pops Masters with a left to the midsection, Martin scores a takedown on Masters and she gets the half guard. Martin starts attacking Masters with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Martin  

Round Two: The round begins with Masters charging at Martin while throwing strikes, Martin catches Masters with a few lefts. Martin scores a takedown on Masters and she gets the full guard, Martin attacks Masters with a plethora of ground and pound. Martin transitions to side control against Masters, Martin transitions to the full mount against Masters. Martin attacks Masters with a lot of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Mallory Martin def. Tiffany Masters by TKO via strikes (3:36, R2)

Felicia Spencer vs. Akeela Al-Hameed

Round One: The round begins with Spencer taking a few swings at Al-Hameed, Spencer also attacks Al-Hameed with some leg kicks. Al-Hameed charges at Spencer while throwing a punching combination, Spencer holds Al-Hameed against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Spencer attacks Al-Hameed with a head kick as they separate. Al-Hameed attacks Spencer with a head kick followed by a punching combination, Spencer rocks Al-Hameed with a second head kick that lands. Spencer holds Al-Hameed against the cage wall before landing another head kick, Spencer lands another head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Spencer

Round Two: The round begins with the fighter swinging away at each other, Spencer attacks Al-Hameed with a variety of kicks. Spencer also catches Al-Hameed with some leg kicks, Al-Hameed starts catching Spencer with some punching combinations. Spencer grabs Al-Hameed and she holds her against the cage wall, Al-Hameed catches Spencer in a standing guillotine choke and Spencer escapes after a long struggle. Spencer hits Al-Hameed with a push kick followed by a superman punch, Al-Hameed cracks Spencer with punches before eating a high kick. Spencer continuously attacks Al-Hameed with high kicks, Al-Hameed trips during an exchange and Spencer gets on top of her. Spencer attacks Al-Hameed with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Spencer attacking Al-Hameed with a variety of kicks, Al-Hameed scores a takedown on Spencer and she gets the full guard. Al-Hameed starts attacking Spencer with some ground and pound, Spencer sweeps Al-Hameed and she gets top position. Spencer starts attacking Al-Hameed with some ground and pound, Al-Hameed causes a scramble to regain to position on Spencer. Al-Hameed attacks Spencer with some ground and pound, Spencer sweeps Al-Hameed and she regains top position as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Felicia Spencer def. Akeela Al-Hameed by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Brogan Walker-Sanchez vs. Cheri Muraski

Round One: The round begins with Muraski popping Walker-Sanchez with a right, Muraski grabs Walker-Sanchez and she gets her against the cage wall. Walker-Sanchez attacks Muraski with knee strikes while in the clinch, Walker-Sanchez also catches Muraski with elbow strikes. Muraski scores a takedown on Walker-Sanchez and Walker-Sanchez gets right back up, Walker-Sanchez clobbers Muraski with some more knee strikes. Muraski briefly drops Walker-Sanchez with a counter right, Muraski scores a takedown on Walker-Sanchez and she gets the full guard. Muraski attacks Walker-Sanchez with some ground and pound, Walker-Sanchez scrambles to her feet and Muraski gets on her back as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Muraski

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters immediately engaging in the clinch, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. Walker-Sanchez nails Muraski with some standing elbow strikes as well, Muraski catches Walker-Sanchez with a multiple punch combination. The fighters remain in the clinch while exchanging more strikes, the fighters separate and Muraski gets Walker-Sanchez against the cage wall. Muraski scores a takedown on Walker-Sanchez as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Walker-Sanchez briefly dropping Muraski with a front kick, Muraski grabs Walker-Sanchez and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters remain in the clinch while exchanging some strikes, Walker-Sanchez attacks Muraski with knee strikes while in the clinch. Walker-Sanchez scores a takedown on Muraski as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Walker-Sanchez (Final Score: 29-28 for Muraski)

Official Result: Broagn Walker-Sanchez def. Cheri Muraski by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Ashley Cummins vs. Stephanie Alba

Round One: The round begins with Cummins popping Alba with some punching combinations, Cummins gets Alba against the cage wall while landing some knee strikes. Cummins scores a takedown on Alba and she gets the half guard, Cummins starts attacking Alba with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cummins 

Round Two: The round begins with Alba attacking Cummins with a high kick, Cummins responds with a high kick of her own. Cummins scores a takedown on Alba and she gets the half guard, Cummins goes back to attacking Alba with ground and pound. Cummins goes for an arm triangle choke and Alba escapes to get the fight standing, Cummins holds Alba against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Cummins scores another takedown on Alba and she gets the open guard, Cummins goes back to nailing Alba with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Cummins attacking Alba with a high kick, Cummins comes forward and attacks Alba with a punching combination. Cummins scores a takedown on Alba and she gets the full guard, Cummins attacks Alba with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ashley Cummins def. Stephanie Alba by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sharon Jacobson vs. Ashley Nichols

Round One: The round begins with Jacobson scoring a takedown on Nichols and Nichols gets right back up, Jacobson scores another takedown on Nichols and she gets the gull guard. Jacobson starts attacking Nichols with some ground and pound, Jacobson gets back to her feet and she allows Nichols to stand as well. The fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall, the fighters separate and Nichols attacks Jacobson with leg kicks. Nichols rocks Jacobson with a left hook followed by a knee strike, Jacobson looks for the takedown while Nichols attacks her with elbow strikes. Nichols cracks an incoming Jacobson with a knee strike to the head, Jacobson scores another takedown on Nichols and she gets the full guard. Nichols rolls for an arm bar and Jacobson escapes to get the fight standing, Jacobson eats a few knee strikes before nailing Nichols with an uppercut. Jacobson looks for the takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nichols

Round Two: The round begins with Jacobson scoring a takedown on Nichols and she gets side control, Jacobson attacks Nichols with some ground and pound. Nichols scrambles to her feet before having a striking exchange, Jacobson grabs Nichols and she holds her against the cage wall. Jacobson goes for the takedown and Nichols winds up in top position, Jacobson scrambles to get top position on Nichols. Nichols wall walks to her feet before nailing Jacobson with an elbow strike, Jacobson swings away at an incoming Nichols. Jacobson scores another takedown on Nichols as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Nichols attacking Jacobson with some leg kicks, Jacobson grabs Nichols and gets her up against the cage wall. Jacobson scores a takedown on Nichols and she gets side control, Jacobson attacks Nichols with ground and pound. Jacobson transitions to the half guard on Nichols while landing more ground and pound, Nichols scrambles to her feet and Jacobson gets her against the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sharon Jacobson def. Ashley Nichols by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Vanessa Porto vs. Mariana Morais

Round One: The round begins with Morais taking a few swings at Porto, Porto briefly drops Morais with a leg kick. Morais starts nailing Porto with multiple leg kicks, Morais attacks Porto with a few punching combinations. Morais scores a takedown and Porto scrambles to get back control on her, Porto starts attacking Morais with ground and pound, Porto locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Vanessa Porto def. Mariana Morais by submission via rear naked choke (4:19, R1)

Sarah Kaufman vs. Pannie Kianzad

Round One: The round begins with Kianzad jabbing away at Kaufman, Kaufman comes forward and swings away at Kianzad. The fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes, the fighters separate and Kaufman attacks Kianzad with a few rights. Kaufman catches Kianzad with a knee strike followed by a right, Kianzad attacks Kaufman with a high kick. Kaufman backs up Kianzad with a few rights to the face, Kaufman gets Kianzad against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Kaufman continues nailing Kianzad with rights, the fighters clinch again and exchange some strikes. Kianzad catches a swinging Kaufman with a three punch combination, Kaufman exchanges leg kicks with Kianzad before landing more rights. Kaufman swings away at Kianzad as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kaufman

Round Two: The round begins with Kianzad nailing Kaufman with a left hook, Kianzad atempts a spinning back fist against Kaufman. The fighters have a striking exchange near the cage wall, the fightrs clinch and Kaufman lands knee strikes. Kaufman holds Kianzad against the cage wall as they battle for positioning, Kaufman scores a takedown on Kianzad and she gets the north/south position. Kaufman attacks Kianzad with a lot of ground and pound, Kianzad scrambles to her feet with Kaufman holding onto her. The fighters separate and Kaufman attacks Kianzad with punching combinations, Kianzad attacks Kaufman with a high kick that gets blocked. Kaufman nails Kianzad with a right hook as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Kianzad attacking Kaufman with a spinning back fist, Kaufman comes forward and she swings away at Kianzad. Kaufman holds Kianzad against the cage wall while landing some strikes, the fighters separate and Kianzad kicks away at Kaufman. Kianzad grabs Kaufman and she gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and they just swing away at each other. Kaufman again gets Kianzad against the cage wall as they exchange strikes, the fighters separate and Kaufman nails Kianzad with a striking combination. Kianzad pops Kaufman with a left as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sarah Kaufman def. Pannie Kianzad by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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