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On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 51: Tennant vs. Bernardo, which takes place Wednesday, Jan. 18 from ReelWorks Denver.
In the night's main event, bantamweight champion Taneisha "Triple Threat" Tennant (5-1) puts her 135-pound belt on the line opposite UFC veteran Talita Bernardo (9-4). New York's Tennant has yet to taste defeat under the Invicta banner, including winning three fights in one night to capture the third Phoenix Tournament. Brazil's Bernardo has quickly established herself as the No. 1 contender with back-to-back submission wins over Katharina Lehner and Yana Gadelha.
The co-feature also features gold up for grabs as Oklahoma's Kristina "Warhorse" Williams (6-3) collides with Brazilian knockout artist Ketlen "Esquentadinha" Souza (12-3) for the vacant flyweight title. Williams rides the momentum of three straight victories, while Souza was successful in her promotional debut in September.
The event will be overseen by the Colorado Combative Sports Commission and will feature open scoring. The action will kick off at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT, airing on AXS TV in the U.S., Fight Network in Canada, and Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.
Below are the results of the event's weigh-ins:
Bantamweight Title: Taneisha Tennant (134.4) vs. Talita Bernardo (135) Flyweight Title: Kristina Williams (124.3) vs. Ketlen Souza (123.6) Bantamweight: Serena DeJesus (137.3)* vs. Olga Rubin (136) Bantamweight: Claire Guthrie (135.9) vs. Auttumn Norton (135.7) Atomweight: Marisa Messer-Belenchia (105.6) vs. Elisandra Ferreira (105) Atomweight: Katie Saull (105.6) vs. Rayanne dos Santos (105.8) Strawweight: Fatima Kline (115.7) vs. Laura Gallardo (115.3) Strawweight: Tanya Nijjar (118.1)# vs. Sayury Cañon (113.1)