* * FREE OPEN PUBLIC WEIGH IN * *
OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST SARA MCMANN
SUBMISSION SPECIALIST SHAYNA BASZLER, SUPERSTAR ALEXIS DAVIS, JAPANESE CHAMPION HITOMI AKANO U.S. MARINE LIZ CARMOUCHE
& ALL THE FIGHTERS TO WEIGH IN
Today/Friday, July 27, 4:30 p.m. CT, Crowne Plaza Hotel Kansas City Downtown
Open To The Public
Olympic wrestling silver medalist and undefeated main event fighter Sara McMann Submission wizard and battle-tested main event fighter Shayna Baszler World top 10-ranked contender Alexis Davis Japanese champion Hitomi Akano Bantamweight star and U.S. Marine Liz Carmouche & All The Main Card And Undercard Fighters
Today/Friday, July 27, at 4:30 p.m. CT
Crowne Plaza Hotel Kansas City Downtown
28th Floor, Salon D
1301 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO., 64105
All 28 fighters participating in Saturday’s Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann all-women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Memorial Hall will weigh in on Friday. The weigh in is open to the public, free of charge.
In the main event, Sara McMann (5-0) of Gaffney, SC, the first American woman in history to win a silver medal in wrestling at the Olympic Games in 2004, will put her perfect MMA record on the line against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (14-6) of Sioux Falls, SD.
In the co-main event, Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano (18-9) of Tokyo, Japan will square off with Japanese Jiu-Jitsu black belt and Cesar Gracie-protégé Alexis Davis (11-5) of Colborne, Ontario Canada at bantamweight.
.S. Marine and rising bantamweight star Liz “Girl-rilla” Carmouche (6-2) of San Diego, Calif. will square off with St. Louis Park, Minnesota’s Kaitlin Young (7-5-1), who earned “Fight of the Night” honors at the inaugural Invicta event on April 28.
Submission specialist Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (5-2) of San Jose, Calif. will lock up with streaking superstar Vanessa Porto (14-4) of Sao Paulo, Brazil at bantamweight.
JEWELS champion Ayaka Hamasaki (7-0) of Yamaguchi, Japan will head to Kansas City, Kan. to square off with Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (7-4) of Lakewood, Colo. in a flyweight (115 pounds) matchup
American prospects Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (5-2) of East Moline, Ill. and undefeated Bethany Marshall (4-0) of Newport News, Va. will meet in a super flyweight (125 pounds) matchup.
Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2-2) of Port Moody, British Columbia Canada will face Elina Nilsson (2-2) of Gothenburg, Sweden at featherweight (145 pounds).
Tickets for the 14-bout event, priced from $35, 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 live stream on InvictaFC.com will begin at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST with the event’s six-bout preliminary card and continue with the eight-bout main card.