On Friday night, Russian mixed martial artist Yana Kunitskaya made her United States mixed martial arts debut by appearing in the Invicta FC 20 main event against bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger.
Kunitskaya, a vicious striker who entered the bout with seven knockouts to her credit, was a massive underdog as Evinger attempted to extend her win streak to 10.
However, “Foxy” was able to latch on to Evinger’s arm and shock the MMA world with a first-round submission victory to become the new Invicta Fighting Championships bantamweight title holder.
The 27-year-old former Muay Thai and Taekwondo champion silenced the crowd at Scottish Rite Temple at just one minute and 59 seconds into the fight.
Congratulations to Kunitskaya on the big win.
Now, let’s introduce the new face of the Invicta bantamweight division.
Check out photos of Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya below:
Photo Credit: Esther Lin, Invicta FC