Invicta FC: Rodriguez vs. Torquato is headlined by two world title fights. First, takedown machine Alesha Zappitella defends her atomweight crown against surging challenger Jessica Delboni, then top-ranked Karina Rodriguez and Daiana Torquato collide for the vacant flyweight championship in the night's headliner.
The action begins at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT, midnight in the U.K.) with the main card starting one hour later. Friday’s event is Invicta’s first since the world’s premier all-women MMA promotion was acquired by Anthem Sports & Entertainment.
The main card will also be broadcast live on Anthem properties AXS TV in the United States and Fight Network in Canada.
“Invicta has an incredibly loyal and passionate audience,” Invicta President Shannon Knapp said. “It is great those fans, no matter where they are in the world, will be able to see this entire card live and free on YouTube.
“We said when we announced the Anthem deal that Invicta’s platform world be bigger than ever – and we’re making good in that. I’m very excited for Invicta to not only make its U.S. cable television debut but – at the same time – also be available to every fight fan in the world on social media.”
Knapp added: “There are more women competing at the elite level of MMA than ever before, and more young girls are watching them compete and realizing there absolutely is a path for them in this sport. It was very different just a few short years ago – the reason I founded Invicta was to give women athletes a platform of their own. That platform is going continuing to grow.”
The event streams live and will also be available on demand following its completion here:
The full fight card can be found below:
Flyweight Title: Karina Rodriguez vs. Daiana Torquato Atomweight Title: Alesha Zappitella vs. Jéssica Delboni Flyweight: Juliana Miller vs. Claire Guthrie Flyweight: Josee Storts vs. Maria Favela Strawweight: Fatima Kline vs. Ariana Melendez Flyweight: Elise Pone vs. Chrissy Yandolli