Invicta Fighting Championships 30 Results: A New Atomweight Champion Is Crowned & UFC Veteran Heather Jo Clark In Action

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Invicta FC Atomweight Title Decision Fight
Jinh Yu Frey def. Minna Grusander by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) to win the title

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Felicia Spencer def. Helena Kolesnyk by submission via rear naked choke (1:47, R2)

Heather Clark def. Kinberly Novaes by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Brogan Walker-Sanchez def. Miranda Maverick by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Stephanie Geltmacher def. Kerri Kenneson by TKO via strikes (3:32, R1)

Alesha Zappitella def. Jillian DeCoursey by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alyse Anderson def. Stephanie Alba by submission via triangle choke (3:12, R2)

Erin Blanchfield def. Brittney Cloudy by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Erin Blanchfield vs. Brittney Cloudy

Round One: The round begins with Cloudy peppering Blanchfield with some jabs, Blanchfield starts attacking Cloudy with some leg kicks. Cloudy rocks a swinging Blanchfield with a multiple punch combination, Blanchfield grabs Cloudy and she gets her against the cage wall. Cloudy defends against the takedown by landing some elbow strikes, Blanchfield scores a takedown on Cloudy and she gets the half guard. Cloudy eventually gets Blanchfield in her full guard, Cloudy lands some strikes while on her back as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cloudy

Round Two: The round begins with Blanchfield instantly going for the takedown on Cloudy, Cloudy gets up and Blanchfield gets her against the cage wall. Blanchfield lands a knee strike as the fighters separate, Cloudy keeps Blanchfield at a distance while using some jabs. Blanchfield starts attacking Cloudy with some leg kicks, Blanchfield nails Cloudy with a three punch combination followed by a head kick. Blanchfield again gets Cloudy against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Blanchfield settles in the half guard of Cloudy. Blanchfield briefly goes for an arm triangle choke before maintaining half guard, Blanchfield transitions to the side control position against Cloudy. Blanchfield catches Cloudy in the crucifix position while landing elbow strikes, Blanchfield rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Blanchfield backs up Cloudy with a high kick attempt. Cloudy catches a kicking Blanchfield with a counter right, Blanchfield starts catching Cloudy with some leg kicks. Cloudy dances around Blanchfield while swinging away at her, Blanchfield hunts for the takedowns against Cloudy. Blanchfield comes forward and she catches Cloudy with a right, Cloudy tries catching an incoming Blanchfield with knee strikes. Blanchfield scores a takedown on Cloudy as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Erin Blanchfield def. Brittney Cloudy by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Alyse Anderson vs. Stephanie Alba

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Alba catches Anderson with an overhand right. Anderson keeps Alba at a distance by jabbing away at her, Alba then hits Anderson with a two punch combination. Anderson catches Alba with a kick to the midsection, Anderson accidentally pokes Alba in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Alba swinging away at Anderson, Alba catches a swinging Anderson with a two punch counter strike combination. Anderson catches Alba with a few combinations as well, Anderson grabs Alba and she nails her with knee strikes. Anderson gets Alba against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Anderson attacks Alba with knee strikes and foot stomps. Anderson scores a takedown on Alba and she gets the half guard, Anderson attacks Alba with ground and pound. Anderson transitions to back control against Alba, Anderson looks for a submission as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anderson

Round Two: The round begins with Anderson swinging away at Alba, Anderson goes for a high kick against Alba. Alba tries attacking a moving Anderson with some jabs, Anderson gets Alba against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, Anderson scores a takedown on Alba and Alba gets right back up. Anderson continues holding Alba against the cage wall, Alba spins Anderson into the cage wall after eating a few strikes. Anderson catches Alba in a jumping triangle choke and Alba eventually goes out cold.

Official Result: Alyse Anderson def. Stephanie Alba by submission via triangle choke (3:12, R2)

Jillian DeCoursey vs. Alesha Zappitella

Round One: The round begins with Zappitella rocking DeCoursey with a multiple strike combination, Zapipitella gets DeCoursey against the cage wall while landing more strikes. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, Zappitella nails DeCoursey with some rights to the midsection. DeCoursey catches a swinging Zappitella with a few knee strikes, the fighters separate and DeCoursey pops Zappitella with a few jabs. Zappitella again gets DeCoursey up against the cage wall, Zappitella separates from DeCoursey after landing a combination. Zappitella drops DeCoursey and DeCoursey gets right back up, Zappitella again gets DeCoursey against the cage wall. The fighter separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zappitella

Round Two: The round begins with Zappitella backing DeCoursey into the cage wall while landing a punching combination, Zappitella gets DeCoursey against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Zappitella gains the half guard against DeCoursey, DeCoursey gets Zappitella in her full guard while eating some strikes. Zappitella quickly regains the half guard position against DeCoursey, Zappitella attacks DeCoursey with some ground and pound. Zappitella gains back control against DeCoursey while landing some strikes, DeCoursey scrambles to get the fight standing again. DeCoursey catches an incoming Zappitella with a few punches, DeCoursey catches an incoming Zappitella with a right. Zappitella catches a swinging DeCoursey with a counter right, DeCoursey catches Zappitella with a few more rights as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Zappitella backing DeCoursey up while landing a punching combination, Zappitella gets DeCoursey against the cage wall. Zappitella backs away from DeCoursey after landing a punching combination, DeCoursey keeps Zappitella at bay by throwing some jabs. Zappitella again gets DeCoursey up against the cage wall, Zappitella swings away at DeCoursey as the fighters separated. Zappitella cracks a swinging DeCoursey with a counter right, Zappitella eats a few kicks while swinging away at DeCoursey. Zappitella rocks a swinging DeCoursey with a pair of rights, the fighters clinch and exchange a ton of strikes before separating. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Alesha Zappitella def. Jillian DeCoursey by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kerri Kenneson vs. Stephanie Geltmacher

Round One: The round begins with Geltmacher scoring a takedown on Kenneson and she gets side control, Geltmacher transitions to the full mount against Kenneson. Geltmacher starts attacking Kenneson with ground and pound, Geltmacher also attacks Kenneson with elbow strikes. Geltmacher transitions to back control against Kenneson, Geltmacher regains the full mount against Kenneson. Kenneson gets Geltmacher in her half guard while eating more strikes, Geltmacher turns up the heat with the ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Stephanie Geltmacher def. Kerri Kenneson by TKO via strikes (3:32, R1)

Miranda Maverick vs. Brogan Walker-Sanchez

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Walker-Sanchez gets Maverick against the cage wall. Maverick spins Walker-Sanchez and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. The fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall, Walker-Sanchez scores a takedown on Maverick and she gets head control. Maverick gets up and eats a knee strike as she gets Walker-Sanchez against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Walker-Sanchez nails Maverick with a front kick to the face, Maverick scores a takedown on Walker-Sanchez and she gets the half guard. Walker-Sanchez eventually gets Maverick into her full guard, Maverick nails Walker-Sanchez with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Maverick

Round Two: The round begins with Maverick attacking Walker-Sanchez with some leg kicks, Maverick scores a takedown on Walker-Sanchez and she gets the half guard. Maverick rolls for a heel hook and Walker-Sanchez escapes to get top position, Walker-Sanchez transitions to back control on Maverick. Walker-Sanchez transitions to full mount against Maverick, Walker-Sanchez gains back control on Maverick while landing a few strikes. Walker-Sanchez regains the full mount while landing more strikes, Maverick sweeps Walker-Sanchez to gain top control. The fighters exchange a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Walker-Sanchez attacks Maverick with some front kicks to the midsection. Walker-Sanchez briefly gets Maverick against the cage wall, Walker-Sanchez comes forward and swings away at Maverick. Maverick catches an incoming Walker-Sanchez with a two punch combination, Walker-Sanchez gets Maverick against the cage wall again. The fighters separate and Walker-Sanchez goes for a high kick, Maverick gets Walker-Sanchez up against the cage wall. Walker-Sanchez scores a takedown on Maverick and she gets side control, Walker-Sanchez transitions to back control against Maverick. Maverick scrambles to get the fight standing again, the fighters exchange some leg kicks and other strikes. Maverick catches a kicking Walker-Sanchez with a counter left, Walker-Sanchez charges forward and swings away at Maverick as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Brogan Walker-Sanchez def. Miranda Maverick by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Heather Clark vs. Kinberly Novaes

Round One: The round begins with Clark immediately nailing Novaes with a right, Clark quickly gets Novaes against the cage wall. Novaes spins Clark into the cage wall while looking for the takedown, the fighters exchange a few knee strikes while in the clinch. Novaes scores a takedown on Clark and she gets her in the seated position, Clark wall walks back to her feet with Novaes holding onto her. Clark spins Novaes into the cage wall while looking for a takedown of her own, the fighters separate and Novaes swings away at her. Novaes again gets Clark against the cage wall, Clark scores a takedown on Novaes and she gets the half guard. Clark attacks Novaes with ground and pound, Novaes gets Clark in the full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Clark

Round Two: The round begins with Novaes charging forward and swinging away at Clark, Novaes attacks Clark with some leg kicks. Clark pops a swinging Novaes with a two punch combination, Novaes continues to just swing away against Clark. Clark grabs Novaes and she gets her against the cage wall, Novaes spins Clark and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Novaes nails Clark with a kick to the midsection, Clark cracks Novaes with a few two punch combinations. Clark scores a takedown on Novaes and she gets the open guard, Clark transitions to back control against Novaes. Clark attacks Novaes with some short range strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Novaes attacking Clark with some leg kicks, Novaes grabs Clark and she gets her against the cage wall. Clark briefly attempts a standing guillotine choke against Novaes, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Clark goes for a takedown on Novaes, Novaes stuffs the takedown and lands a few strikes on Clark. Novaes gets back control on Clark while landing some more strikes, Novaes looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Heather Clark def. Kinberly Novaes by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Felicia Spencer vs. Helena Kolesnyk

Round One: The round begins with Spencer kicking Kolesnyk in the midsection, Kolesnyk responds by nailing Spencer with a left. Kolesnyk nails an incoming Spencer with a multiple punch combination, Spencer looks for a head kick against Kolesnyk. Spencer grabs Kolesnyk and she gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Kolesnyk pops a swinging Spencer with a few counter rights. Spencer scores a takedown on Kolesnyk and she gets side control, Spencer transitions to get back control against Kolesnyk. Spencer starts attacking Kolesnyk with ground and pound, Spencer looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Spencer

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Spencer attacks a swinging Kolesnyk with some high kicks. Spencer goes for the takedown and Kolesnyk gets top position, Kolesnyk gets up and Spencer jumps on her back. Spencer scores a takedown on Kolesnyk and she gets side control, Spencer regains back control on Kolesnyk after landing a few strikes. Spencer locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Felicia Spencer def. Helena Kolesnyk by submission via rear naked choke (1:47, R2)

Invicta FC Atomweight Title Decision Fight: Jinh Yu Frey vs. Minna Grusander

Round One: The round begins with Grusander coming forward and swinging away at Frey, Grusander grabs Frey and gets her against the cage wall. Frey eats a knee strike before separating and nailing Grusander with a left, Frey nails a kicking Grusander with a counter left. Grusander grabs Frey and she gets her up against the cage wall, Frey gets free and she swings away at Grusander.  Grusander again gets a swinging Frey up against the cage wall, Grusander scores a takedown on Frey and Frey gets right back up. Grusander jumps on the back of Frey to drag her to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Grusander

Round Two: The round begins with Grusander cracking Frey with a short right. Grusander grabs Frey and she gets her against the cage wall. Frey separates from Grusander and Grusander nails her with another right, Frey looks for a high kick against Grusander. The fighters briefly clinch and exchange elbow strikes, Grusander follows a moving Frey and she nails her with more rights, Grusander throws a kicking before getting Frey against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Grusander getting Frey against the cage wall again. Frey gets free and lands a kick as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Frey scoring a takedown on Grusander and she gets the open guard, Frey attacks Grusander with some ground and pound. Grusander tries rolling for some submissions while on her back, Frey transitions to the half guard against Grusander. Grusander quickly gets Frey back in her full guard, Frey transitions to back control on Grusander and she applies the rear naked choke. Frey releases the choke and she attacks Grusander with ground and pound upon returning to the full guard and the round ends.

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

Round Four: The round begins with Grusander attacking Frey with a punching combination, Grusander gets Frey up against the cage wall. Grusander attacks Frey with a few standing elbow strikes, Frey lands a few elbow strikes of her own before eating more elbow strikes from Grusander. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Frey scores a takedown on Grusander and she gets the open guard. Grusander wall walks to her feet and Frey holds her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Frey nails Grusander with a left. Grusander gets Frey up against the cage wall after some brief striking exchanges and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Grusander (Overall Score: 39-37 for Grusander)

Round Five: The round begins with Frey nailing Grusander with a two punch combination, Grusander gets Frey against the cage wall after eating a left. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Frey starts attacking Grusander with some leg kicks. Grusander pops Frey with a few rights before getting her against the cage wall again, the fighters separate and Frey attacks Grusander with more leg kicks. Frey pops an incoming Grusander with a short left, Frey catches Grusander with a few more lefts as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jinh Yu Frey def. Minna Grusander by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) to win the title

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