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Invicta FC 1 Results: Marloes Coenen’s victory caps off action-packed card

It may not be the first event of its kind but tonight’s Invicta FC 1 lineup was certainly the strongest collective gathering of female competitors in Mixed Martial Arts making it unique in its own right.

The card, headlined by former Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen looking to come back strong in her first fight since the title-loss with submission-specialist Romy Ruyssen standing in her way, also featured bouts including the likes of Liz Carmouche, Kaitlin Young, Jessica Penne, Lisa Ellis-Ward, Michele Gutierrez, and Sarah D’Alelio, as well as the professional debut of Olympic bronze medalist wrestler Randi Miller.

Coenen looked good against the less-experienced Ruyssen, using her grappling and surprisingly impressive elbows to earn the Unanimous Decision nod. The performance improved her overall record to 20-5 and was only the third time she’d gone the distance.

“Ronda, I’m coming for you,” Coenen added at the end of her victory speech, pointing the finger at Strikeforce champion Ronda Rousey.

Other fights highlighting the evening included Penne’s third round TKO of Ellis-Ward in addition to a draw between Smith and Young.

The main event of Invicta FC 2 was announced as well with the July 28 headliner featuring unbeaten Olympic wrestler Sara McMann against veteran Shayna Baszler.

Read below for a full list of Invicta FC 1 outcomes:

Cassie Rodish def. Meghan Wright via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
Ashley Cummins def. Sofia Bagherdai via Unanimous Decision
Randi Miller defvs. Mollie Estes via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Sarah Maloy def. Michele Gutierrez via Unanimous Decision
Amy Davis def. Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc via Submission Round 2 (Kimura)
Sarah Schneider def. Sally Krumdiack via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)
Sarah D’Alelio def. Vanessa Mariscal via Submission Round 1 (Strikes)
Leslie Smith vs. Kaitlin Young ruled a Draw
Liz Carmouche def. Ashleigh Curry via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Jessica Penne def. Lisa Ellis-Ward via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Marloes Coenen def. Romy Ruyssen via Unanimous Decision


  • Lord Faust says:

    Two fights in and so far so good. Good commentary from Mo and Kedzie as well; Mauro’s even tolerable — which probably has more to do with having good back-up.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Excellent card in general. Very enjoyable.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Great card. I really, really hope there’s some serious money and commitment behind this promotion. WMMA is still in its infancy, but I was highly encouraged by this event.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Some truly reat fights. Liz looked greatand Marloes is back to form. Great fist event for Invicta.

  • Bad Monkey says:

    Coenen looked good and her elbows were nasty. Most impressive had to Liz Carmouche though. That girl is a beast and I bet they have a hard time finding a girl that wants to fight her next.

    The Kaitlin Young fight was great too, those two went to war for the whole 3 rounds.

    Overall a nice card and some good fights.

  • MickeyC says:

    What channel did this show on? I must say I regret missing it.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    They streamed it for free through their website.


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