Saturday, November 19, 2016

Shocking title change saves lackluster Invicta FC20

Last night's Invicta FC20 was in that mausoleum in Kansas City that only makes a lackluster show look worse. Then they opened the broadcast with self congratulatory bullshit when the truth is Invicta would have closed two years ago if it wasn't for UFC Fight Pass. They bungled away any kind of broadcast deal. But you know what they say. A pat on the back is 18 inches from a kick in the pants. There were two main events on this show. Tonya Evinger defending her Invicta Bantamweight Championship against Russian Yana Kunitskaya who had never fought outside Europe. Obviously she never should have gotten a title shot in the first place. This is a repetitive Invicta mistake. Stop giving unknown fighters title shots. So Tonya takes Yana down and it looks like the end is near for Yana. But then Tonya makes a rookie mistake and gets caught in an armbar. She steps on Yana's face to try and escape. Ref Mike England tells her not to do that which was an incorrect call and then she taps out. Your new champ is Yana Kunitskaya. Afterwards, Tonya blamed England. But it just shows you that even great fighters can make really dumb mistakes. I'm expecting a rematch. In the other title match, Angela Hill defended he Invicta Strawweight Championship against Kaline Medeiros, a Brazilian living in Boston. So the problem here was Alexa Grasso went to UFC. MIZUKI blew out her knee. Kaline won her two Invicta fights over mediocre competition. She's not an ideal title challenger. And that's the way the fight played out. Kaline wasn't good enough. She tried but it wasn't happening. Angela won an easy unanimous decision. On to the rest of the show. Former Invicta Atomweight Champion Herica Tiburcio won by unanimous decision over Simona Soukupova. Herica is a more energetic fighter. I've never liked Simona anyway. Ashley Yoder missed weight and then won over Amber Brown with a second round armbar. Amber is an Atomweight who should not fight at Strawweight. The size difference was the deciding factor. Pam Sorenson won by unanimous decision over Jessy Jess Clark. This was a terrible fight. JJ Aldrich won by unanimous decision over Lynn Alvarez. JJ was more aggressive. Alexa Connors won by split decision over overhyped Swiss fighter Stephanie Egger. The fight should have been stopped during round three. Alexa was hammering Stephanie when ref Mike England briefly stopped the fight because Stephanie lost her mouthpiece. We all thought the fight was over. Just a terrible blunder. And in the opener, Miranda Maverick won over Samantha Diaz by a first round rear naked choke. This fight was at Strawweight. Miranda missed weight and she should be a Flyweight. You learn nothing about a fighter from that kind of mismatch. On the whole I thought the show was lackluster.

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