Undefeated Cat Zingano Rejoins Invicta FC 3 Event, Set To Face Raquel Pennington Oct. 6

UNDEFEATED CAT ZINGANO REJOINS INVICTA FC 3 EVENT, SET TO FACE RAQUEL PENNINGTON IN KANSAS CITY OCT. 6

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 26, 2012) – In the wake of her canceled Strikeforce debut, undefeated sensation Cat “Alpha” Zingano (6-0) of Denver, Colo. will rejoin the much-anticipated Invicta Fighting Championships women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card at Memorial Hall in Kansas City on Saturday, Oct. 6 and battle highly-touted prospect Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (3-1) of Colorado Springs, Colo. in a featured bantamweight (135 pounds) matchup.

Pennington’s original Invicta FC opponent, Kim Connor-Hamby, has withdrawn from the event due to injury.Cat-Zingano

Following the cancellation of Zingano’s scheduled Sept. 29 Strikeforce matchup with Amanda Nunes, Invicta FC officials offered Zingano and Nunes the opportunity to square off with each other on the upcoming Invicta FC card. An injury that Nunes had sustained, however, prevented her from accepting the opportunity.

Zingano was originally tabbed for action on the Invicta FC 3 card, but Invicta FC officials sent her to Strikeforce after the opportunity to face Nunes, a top contender, arose.

“We are excited about bringing Cat back into the fold and to be able to give her the opportunity to compete on an Invicta FC card after preparing as much as she did for her scheduled fight with Amanda,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp.

The 5-foot-6, 30-year-old Zingano tip-toed her way into combat sports after becoming the only girl to join her high school wrestling team and, later, competing in college where she earned All-American honors.

In 2007, she began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Mauricio Zingano, whom she later married, and went on to win a number of tournaments, including the 2007 World Jiu Jitsu Championships. Her success in the grappling art and a third round TKO victory in her only amateur MMA bout were the catalysts behind the launch of her professional fighting career.

To date, Zingano has been unstoppable in the hybrid combat sport, earning four of her six victories by way of either KO or submission. All three of her last wins came by way of KO or TKO.

Pennington’s start will be her second in the Invicta FC cage. The 5-foot-7, 24-year-old earned a unanimous decision over Sarah Moras at the last Invicta FC event on July 28 and, less than six weeks after that, returned to action in Honolulu, Hawaii where she submitted Raquel Pa’aluhi with a guillotine choke in the first round (3:52) of their meeting.

Before her professional debut in March when she scored a second round (2:25) TKO on Kim Couture with a series of knee strikes to the body, Pennington enjoyed a healthy amateur career that spanned three years and saw her amass a record of 7-1.

Tickets for Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama, priced from $25, are on sale and can be purchased at Memorial Hall box office (913) 549-4853), online at Ticketmaster.com and InvictaFC.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

In the Invicta FC 3 main event, superstar Jessica Penne (9-1) of Laguna Hills, Calif. will face off with undefeated phenom Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (8-0) of Kyoto, Japan at atomweight (105 pounds) in the first-ever Invicta FC women’s world title bout.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (14-7) of Sioux Falls, S.D. will return to action in the bantamweight co-main event and take on Invicta FC 2 winner Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (6-2) of San Jose, Calif. Raquel_Pennington

Prolific strikers Kaitlin Young (7-6-1) of St. Louis Park, Minn. and Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (3-2-1) of Pleasant Hill, Calif. will face off in a highly-anticipated bantamweight rematch to their April 28 slugfest at the inaugural Invicta FC event that ended in a majority draw.

Another Invicta FC 2 victor, Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (6-2) of Bettendorf, Iowa, will collide with rising star and furious finisher Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly (13-3) of Dublin, Ireland in a flyweight (125 pounds) contest.

Invicta FC will welcome one of the original pioneers of women’s MMA, submission expert Tara LaRosa (21-2) of Woodstown, N.J., who will lock horns at flyweight with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Vanessa Porto (14-5) of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (9-3) of Albuquerque, N.M. will also make her first start under the Invicta FC banner against Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (7-5) of Lakewood, Colo. in an atomweight scrap.

In the leadoff main card bout, Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3-2) of Port Moody, Canada will meet Elaina “Beef” Maxwell (7-4) of San Jose, Calif. at featherweight (145 pounds).

The six-bout preliminary card will be topped by a strawweight (115 pounds) matchup between Carla Esparza (7-2) of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Lynn Alvarez (5-2) of Las Vegas, Nev.

Two undefeated prospects, Ashley Cummins (3-0) of St. Louis, MO. and Joanne Calderwood (3-0) of Glasgow, Scottland will collide at flyweight.

Amy Davis (3-3) of Idaho Falls, Idaho will face Stephanie Frausto (3-4) of Middletown, Ohio in an atomweight affair.

Fresh off her professional debut win at Invicta FC 2, Jessamyn Duke (1-0) of Richmond, Ky. will face unbeaten Marciea Allen (1-0) of Sioux Falls in a bantamweight battle.

Tecia Torres (0-0) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Kaiyana Rain (0-0) of Los Angeles, Calif. will make their respective professional debuts against each other at strawweight.

Unbeaten Xtreme Couture prospect Katalina Malungahu (2-0) of Las Vegas will battle Ediane Gomes (8-2) of Coconut Creek, Fla. via Sao Paulo, Brazil at featherweight.

About Invicta Fighting Championships:

Invicta Fighting Championships (www.invictafc.com) is a world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp and sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible matchups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.

Gina Carano Joins Female Expendables Project

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Haywire star Gina Carano has become attached to an all-female version of The Expendables, currently known as the Untitled Adi Shankar Project.

We first reported on this project last month, with Adi Shankar producing and financing through his 1984 Private Defense Contractors company. Here’s what he had to say about bringing the actress on board.

"I don’t know how I’m supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of The Expendables without Gina Carano in it. It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba."

Little is known about the story, except that it will feature an all-female cast and is inspired by The Expendables franchise. No production schedule was released at this time.

Gina Carano will next be seen in The Fast and the Furious 6, alongside Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson.

Untitled Adi Shankar Project is in development and stars Gina Carano.

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STRIKEFORCE ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF SATURDAY’S EVENT IN SACRAMENTO Zingano vs. Nunes Off…For Now

logo-strikeforce-redStrikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday’s Event in Sacramento

Las Vegas, Nevada – STRIKEFORCE® announced this evening that its event planned for Saturday, Sept. 29 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. has been cancelled. STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, who was set to defend his title against Pat Healy, sustained an injury in training that forced his withdrawal from the card.

Without the Melendez-Healy title bout, SHOWTIME®, which determines which fights are televised on the premium network, decided that it would not air Saturday’s scheduled event.

“When SHOWTIME informed us that it would not be airing the event, we made the difficult decision to cancel Saturday’s card in Sacramento,” STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker said. “Without a television partner, we simply could not move forward with this event. We wish Gilbert a speedy recovery and will work diligently and quickly to reschedule the fighters affected by this news on upcoming cards.”

Refunds for tickets purchased are available at point of sale.

INVICTA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS FORMS STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH SUPER FIGHT LEAGUE

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STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH SUPER FIGHT LEAGUE TO DEVELOP WOMEN’S MMA TALENT OUT OF INDIA

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 24, 2012) –Invicta Fighting Championships and India-based Super Fight League announced today that the two Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotions have formed a strategic alliance to develop women’s MMA talent out of India.

The relationship is intended to support Invicta FC’s goals of identifying the best women’s fight talent around the globe and producing the best possible matchups between women’s mixed martial artists while, at the same time, providing Super Fight League with a means of promoting MMA to a broader demographic in its homeland.

“We are excited about this opportunity to work with Super Fight League and tap into a new market that has yet to really be explored by the women’s MMA world,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. “Super Fight League has done a great job of pioneering the sport of MMA in India and has helped demonstrate that there is fight talent everywhere on the planet. Even though women’s MMA has made tremendous strides over the last few years as far as adding depth to its ranks, we have really just scratched the surface of what is out there. This relationship between Invicta FC and Super Fight League is an opportunity to expand our reach and discover exciting, new talent.

“Super Fight League is thrilled to form a cooperative relationship with an MMA promotion in The United States,” said Super Fight League Chairman Raj Kundra. “Invicta FC has done some incredible things for women’s MMA in such a short time and I am confident that working with their great organization is a step that will help further the MMA movement in India that we initiated this year with our live event series.”

In June, Invicta FC announced the formation of a similar strategic partnership with Japan-based women’s MMA promotion JEWELS. The main card of the last Invicta FC event on July 28 featured two JEWELS champions – Ayaka Hamasaki and Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano.

As of its next event on Saturday, Oct. 6, Invicta FC will have promoted matchups with fighters from seven other countries – Ireland, Scotland, Brazil, Canada, Sweden, Netherlands and France – in addition to The United States and Japan.

Tickets for Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, are on sale at Memorial Hall box office (913-549-4853), online at Ticketmaster.com and InvictaFC.com and by phone at (800-745-3000). The 13-bout professional card will be headlined by the promotion’s first-ever world championship bout, an atomweight (105 pound) showdown between superstars Jessica Penne (9-1) of Laguna Hills, Calif. and undefeated Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (8-0) of Kyoto, Japan.

About Invicta Fighting Championships:

Invicta Fighting Championships (www.invictafc.com) is a world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp and sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible matchups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.

About Super Fight League:

Super Fight League is India’s only Pro MMA Organization providing a platform for Indian and world-class MMA fighters. Launched in Jan 2012 by entrepreneur Mr Raj Kundra and Bollywood Superstar Mr Sanjay Dutt, we have had three major events in India with over 2.5 million YouTube views and growing. Launching from October 12th 2012 the only all year round sports league in India making SFL one of the largest MMA content providers in the world with new weekly fight nights. For more info log on to www.superfightleague.com

Contact:

Mike Afromowitz (917) 566-8754, mikea@yourwitzend.com

Zara Shirwan Zara@superfightleague.com

WMMA FIGHT RESULTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT 21ST-SEPT23

September 21, 2012 Claudia Gadelha(9-0) Defeats Adriana Vieira(1-1) By TKO  1:35 Rnd 1 at Shooto Brazil.

September 21, 2012  Kathina Catron(1-0)** Defeats Amber Powell (3-4) By Guilollotine Choke 1:41 Rnd 1 at Xtreme Fight League 9.Allanna-Jones

 

Jewels: 21st Ring

September 22, 2012 Shizuka Sugiyama(8-3) Defeats Yurika Tanaka(0-1)** By TKO(Punches) 1:24 Rnd 2 at Jewels: 21st Ring

September 22, 2012 Mika Nagano(10-7) Defeats Tomo Maesawa(0-1)** By Armbar 3:37 Rnd 2 at Jewels: 21st Ring

September 22, 2012 Satomi Takano(2-0) Defeats Fukuko Hamada(7-8) By Unanimous Decision at Jewels: 21st Ring

September 22, 2012 Celine Haga(2-11) Defeats Anna Saito(1-11) By Armbar 2:18 Rnd 2 at Jewels 21st Ring

 

September 22, 2012 Al-Lanna Jones(1-0)** Defeats Kathleen Albany(0-1)** By KO Rnd 1 at TWC 14: Up Close and Personal

September 22, 2012 Paige VanZant(2-0) Defeats Amber Stautzenberger(0-1)** By Unanimous Decision at Premier Series 2

September 22,2012  Stephanie Skinner(2-4) Defeats Margaret Bloom(0-1)** By Ref stoppage/strikes 3:31 Rnd 2 at Kickdown 103: “Wizards”.

 

 

 

(Fea)Featherweight, (Ban)Bantamweight, (Fly)Flyweight, (Stw)Strawweight, (Lgt)Lightweight (Hvy)Heavyweight

(**)pro debut

Rankings Provided by Women’s MMA World Rankings

 

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WMMA FIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT 21ST- SEPT23

September 21, 2012 Claudinha Gadelha(7-0) vs. Raquel Pitbull(1-0) at Shooto Brazil.

September 21, 2012  Kathina Catron(0-0)** vs. Amber Powell (3-3) at Xtreme Fight League 9.

September 22, 2012 Shizuka Sugiyama(7-3) vs. Yurika Tanaka(0-0)** at Jewels: 21st Ring

September 22, 2012 Mika Nagano(9-7) vs. Tomo Maesawa(0-0)** at Jewels: 21st Ring

September 22, 2012 Fukuko Hamada(7-7) vs. Satomi Takano(1-0)  at Jewels: 21st Ring

September 22, 2012 Al-Lanna Jones(0-0)** vs. Kathleen Albany(0-0)** at TWC 14: Up Close and Personal

September 22, 2012 Amber Stautzenberger(0-0)** vs. Paige VanZant(1-0) at Premier Series 2

September 22,2012  Margaret Bloom(0-0)** vs.Stephanie Skinner (1-4) at Kickdown 103: “Wizards”.

 

 

(Fea)Featherweight, (Ban)Bantamweight, (Fly)Flyweight, (Stw)Strawweight, (Lgt)Lightweight (Hvy)Heavyweight

(**)pro debut

Rankings Provided by Women’s MMA World Rankings

 

 

 

 

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