Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs Kunitskaya 2, PBP Discussion 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT | Page 2

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    According to a post on their Instagram account yesterday they'll be announcing more fights this week.
     
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    Hamasaki vs Souza is the most interesting fight.
    I really have high hopes for Hamasaki, consider that she only lost to Gadelha.
    Nice to see Sunna back also. Hope she wins and that Yana taps Evinger again.
     
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    Do you think the fact that UFC has no WFLW division influences Invicta's lack of fights at 125? Always plenty of action at 115 and 135. In the past, Knapp seemed to ensure that ALL female fighters are well supported. Do you think there is any influence or pressure to focus on SW, BW, and now FW?
     
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    Oh course, Hamasaki vs. Souza is all about being listed as top prospect to get into UFC, Hamasaki has said she wants UFC to sign her and Souza has been top of most prospects list for UFC strawweights. If UFC had a Fly weight division would we see fighters like Bennet who mostly fight Fly starve to fight at Straw?

    Sad part cutting weight, fighters like De Randamie get to be stars when they are fighting in more their natural weight class.
     
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    It may be that good fighters are abandoning flyweight with hopes of getting into the UFC. Aspen Ladd recently moved up to bantamweight and she's been lobbying hard to get a UFC contract.

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    Facking hell. Perhaps Trump will sign an executive order to get a 125 division going. Maybe all it will take is showing a couple photos of Letourneau or Bennet weighing in at 115. Shizz ruff.

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    Ladd moving up was due to weight issues, though.
     
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    You're right. I was mistakenly thinking about it as if Ladd has moved up two divisions during her career, but she hasn't. Perhaps my thinking got thrown off by the fact that one of her early opponents, Amanda Bobby Cooper, is now fighting at strawweight, and by Ladd's height being the same as that of strawweight champ Joanna.
     
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    Ladd is awfully young. For some of the younger female fighters, I wonder if they are still growing/changing while working to make/cut weight. Seems like it would make it a pretty tricky game *picturing Dern needing help getting on the scale.*

    From what I understand, a lot of women naturally retain water at certain times. Trying to cut must be brutal for them.
     
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    LOL, you know WMMA fans these days are damn spoiled when the first thing they do when an event is announced is to complain about things that could be added to the card soon, in oppose to discuss the actual fights already confirmed on the card :D
     
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    Yeah, but I remember there were more fights on Invicta cards in the past. WMMA needs development, less fights doesn't do that. (Yes, I'm being whiny)

    Thanks! First thoughts: Sad to see excellent Atomweights like Esquibel and Hamasaki competing at 115 out of desperation.

    Also, Yana is now training at Jackson's, which has quietly built up a massive stable of female fighters.

    Invicta 3, 5 and 8 are the best. Skip Invicta 10, as the main event was cancelled and never happened.

    Cindy has a fight set up with Alexis Davis in the UFC.
     
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    She did not at the time I posted.
     
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    Are you sure Esquibel moved up out of desperation? I would've guessed it has more to do with her natural fighting weight. 105 is VERY light. It's a tough weight for all but the smallest women to make. Sure, some CAN make it. Not so sure it's always ideal.

    Esquibel got screwed at TUF selection, and I'm not sure what her chances are of making it into the UFC. I'd be surprised if she were moving up in hopes of getting signed.

    I sure hope Yana's new training environment will help her get that belt back. I would get up and do a little jig if she wins by armbar again. I imagine UFC would want her before long (if they try to keep 145 going.)
     
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    Yana sparring with Holm:

     
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    2 additional fights to complete the card

    Atomweight: Amber Brown (6-3) vs. Ashley Cummins (4-3)
    Featherweight: Felicia Spencer (1-0) vs. Madison McElhaney (1-0)
     
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    Interesting that Amber Brown dropped back to Atomweight after losing to Yoder. Just to make 105, she is underweight by about 6 lbs at 5'4" tall (111 is the lowest).
     
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