Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Analysis of Invicta FC 21 card

Today Invicta finished announcing the entire card for Invicta FC 21 Jan. 14 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City. As seems to happens lot with Invicta, the top of the card is a little weak. Since the Invicta Welterweight Champ Cris Cyborg is obviously not returning to Invicta, the main event of Megan Snderson vs Charmaine Tweet should probably be for the title. Now I would never put Tweet in any kind of title match. I just don't think she's a very good fighter. Megan is an Aussie who now trains at Glory MMA in Missouri. But she's still a developing talent and she probably shouldn't be this high on the card. I guess it's a main event by default. In a battle of overrated fighters, DeAnna Bennett will face Jodie Esquibel. Jodie is a points fighter. DeAnna isn't as good as Invicta thinks. Pannie Kianzad from Denmark will face Hawaiian Raquel Pa'Aluhi. The last time we saw Pannie, she lost to Tonya Evinger Sept. 2015. Since then, she had knee surgery. We'll see if she can bounce back. Raquel has this bad habit of losing at inopportune times. In Jan. 2016, she lost a split decision to Coleen Schneider. She needed to win that fight to get a Bantamweight title shot. It was a bad setback. The undefeated Aspen Ladd will face Sijara Eubanks. Aspen is a fighter to watch. Andrea Lee will face Jenny Liou. Both fighters are coming off losses. Undefeated pro boxer Heather Hardy will maker MMA debut vs newcomer Brieta Carpenter. Heather trains at the fabled Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, NY. Her boxing record is 18-0-1. Everyone knows there's no money in women's boxing. That's why Heather wants to try MMA. The only problem is she's 34 years old and it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. Brieta is a more typical newcomer. She's 23 years old from Sacramento with some amateur MMA experience. Amy Montenegro will face Celine Haga. Celine is from Norway but she now trains at Jackson Wink in New Mexico. This fight is at 115lb but I like Celine better at 105. Amy normally fights at 115 and that could be to her advantage. And finally, Hawaiian Rachel Ostovich and her Wonder Woman costume will face Christine Ferea. Christine is a 34 year old newcomer who trains at Syndicate in Las Vegas.

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