The third time was a charm for Yana Kunitskaya in Invicta Fighting Championship, with the Russian contender finally claiming bantamweight gold at Invicta FC 25 on Thursday night.
Kunitskaya, who previously held the Invicta FC strap before the athletic commission overturned her initial win over Tonya Evinger, fell short in her second outing against the former champ. However, on Thursday, Kunitskaya put on a dominant performance against Raquel Pa’aluhi to score a runaway 50-45 decision victory on all three judges scorecards to claim the vacant belt.
Katharina Lehner also impressed with a first-round TKO victory over Alex Conners, while Kali Robbins needed just 42 seconds to secure an armbar victory over Sharon Jacobson.
If you missed out on Thursday night’s action live, we have you covered.
The full results for Invicta FC 25 can be seen below:
- Yana Kunitskaya def. Raquel Pa’aluhi via unanimous decision (50-45) – to win vacant bantamweight title
- Livia Renata Souza def. Janaisa Morandin via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Katharina Lehner def. Alexa Conners via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:21
- Kali Robbins def. Sharon Jacobson via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 0:42
- Shino VanHoose def. Alyse Anderson by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
- Sarah Kleczka def. Amberlynn Orr via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Yaya Rincon vs. Courtney King via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:41
- Cheri Muraski def. Tracy Cortez via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:42
- Jillian DeCoursey def. Ashley Medina via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Photo Credit: Scott Hirano, Invicta FC