Invicta FC 27 Headlined by Sarah Kaufman vs Pannie Kianzad

Invicta Fighting Championships recently released their Invicta FC 27 card. The event takes on Saturday, Jan. 13 and will stream live from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, Sarah Kaufman (18-4, 1 NC) returns to the Invicta cage to face the former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Pannie Kianzad (8-2).

Kaufman last appeared for the promotion in 2013, earning Fight of the Night honors against Leslie Smith. In her last outing, the 32-year-old Victoria, B.C. native defeated UFC and Invicta veteran Jessica-Rose Clark by unanimous decision.

Iranian-Swedish fighter Kianzad looks to get back to her winning ways following back-to-back losses against former Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger and former Invicta FC bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pa’aluhi.

In the co-main event, flyweight contender Vanessa Porto (19-8) turns around quickly to face fellow Brazilian Mariana Morais (12-5). Less than two weeks ago, Porto picked up a stoppage win over Milana Dudieva at Invicta FC 26. The 22-year-old Morais debuted for Invicta against fan favorite Roxanne Modafferi in 2015, and has since gone 3-2 with three finishes.

Stephanie Alba (3-1, 1 NC) will make her Invicta debut against local favorite Ashley Cummins (5-4). The last two appearances for Cummins came in Missouri, where she serves as a police officer, against Invicta FC atomweight title challengers Jinh Yu Frey and Amber Brown. Alba joins Invicta with a resume that includes wins over Andy Nguyen and Mandy Polk.

Fight Card (Subject to Change):

Bantamweight Bout: Pannie Kianzad (8-2) vs. Sarah Kaufman (18-4, 1 NC)
Flyweight Bout: Vanessa Porto (19-8) vs. Mariana Morais (12-5)
Strawweight Bout: Sharon Jacobson (4-2) vs. Ashley Nichols (3-1)
Atomweight Bout: Ashley Cummins (5-4) vs. Stephanie Alba (3-2)
Flyweight Bout: Brogan Walker-Sanchez (4-0) vs. TBA
Featherweight Bout: Felicia Spencer (3-0) vs. Akeela Al-Hameed (0-0)
Strawweight Bout: Mallory Martin (1-2) vs. Tiffany Masters (2-1)
Atomweight Bout: Loma Lookboonmee (0-0) vs. Melissa Wang (1-0)
Strawweight Bout: Jade Ripley (0-0) vs. Helen Peralta (0-0)

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