Invicta FC 49 will take place on September 28 in Hinton, Oklahoma, with one minor modification to the co-main event.
Kristina Williams has withdrawn from the event due to an injury and will be replaced by Phoenix Tournament competitor Maiju Suotama (8-6-0). Ketlen Souza (11-3-0) of Brazil will make her Invicta debut against her.
Jessica Delboni (12-3-0) defends her atomweight title for the first time against Jillian DeCoursey in the main event (5-3-0). Delboni won the championship earlier this month at Invicta FC 45, defeating Alesha Zappitella.
How to Watch Invicta FC 49:
Invicta FC 49 will be broadcast on AXS TV in the US and The Fight Network in Canada. The action will begin at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and will be live streamed on the Invicta FC YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Invicta FC 49 Fight Card:
- Jéssica Delboni vs. Jillian DeCoursey for the Atomweight Title
- Maiju Suotama vs. Ketlen Souza at flyweight
- Liz Tracy vs. Valesca Machado at strawweight
- Kaytlin Neil vs. Hannah Guy at flyweight
- Helen Peralta vs. Poliana Botelho at flyweight
- Brittney Cloudy vs. Montserrat Rendon at Bantamweight
- Nadia Vera vs. Shauna Bannon at strawweight
Preview Invicta FC 49:
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — On Wednesday, September 28, Invicta Fighting Championships will return to Oklahoma.
The event will be headlined by atomweight champion Jessica Delboni (12-3), who will defend her 105-pound championship for the first time against “Lionheart” Jillian DeCoursey at the Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton (5-3). Delboni added to her trophy cabinet in January, capitalizing on her Phoenix Tournament victory to dethrone then-champion Alesha Zappitella in a decisive way at Invicta FC 45. DeCoursey of New York made a strong case for a championship opportunity with a highlight-reel 61-second knockout of Lindsey VanZandt at Invicta FC 47.
Kristina “Warhorse” Williams (6-3) of Oklahoma will face newcomer Ketlen “Esquentadinha” Souza (11-3) of Brazil in the co-main event of the evening. Williams is riding a three-game winning streak, including two straight in the Invicta cage. Souza also enters the bout on a three-fight winning streak and has won eight of her 11 career fights via knockout.
Also on the card, Liz “The Titan” Tracy (7-4) tries to make it three in a row against Contender Series veteran Valesca “Tina Black” Machado (9-3) in a strawweight battle, “The Ultimate Fighter” alum Helen “Iansa” Peralta (5-2) welcomes seven-fight UFC veteran Poliana Botelho (8-5) to the promotion at flyweight, and “The Quiet Storm” Brittney Cloudy (4-4)
The event will begin at 8 p.m. ET on AXS TV in the United States, Fight Network in Canada, and Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page. Tickets for the event will go on sale through StubWire on Wednesday, August 24 at 10 a.m. CT.
What a possible road to a BKFC return would look like
“I just like fighting.” I don’t have a precise aim in mind. If I get a good knockout on Wednesday and the UFC calls, I’ll take it. However, you will be competing against some of the greatest in the world. I’ll keep doing that for as long as I can. If I don’t get signed with the UFC straight away, I’m an independent contractor who would want to face the champion for BKFC. Christine Ferea’s sole loss is mine. I enjoyed the first bout and believe it was close enough. I believe she deserves a chance to prove to the world that she is the finest.”
“Because she’ll have it hanging over her until she beats me.” She’ll be haunted by that shadow the entire time. After myself and Johnny Bedford, one of the champs, she’s one of my favorite bare-knuckle fighters. But I believe the fight should take place, and if they contact me right now, I would make a commitment to complete that fight before moving on to the UFC. But if I first sign with the UFC, it will be an exclusive contract, and bare knuckle will have to wait.”
“So it all depends,” Helen Peralta continued. Making plans as a professional fighter is really difficult. Everything, your entire career, is dependent on your next performance.”
Invicta FC 49 Predictions:
We’re concentrating on our best bets in each category, such as value bets, parlay picks, and upset picks. Below the money lines and fighter names, you’ll find an MMA breakdown and prediction for each fight. Place your wagers before September 28th, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET.
Invicta 49 Main Event Odds: Delboni Money Line -455
Delboni is the clear favorite in this battle due to her grappling expertise, but Decoursey is still very much in it. We believe Delboni will win, but not enough to recommend a heavy bet on him. There’s nothing wrong with dividing your bankroll across numerous low-risk wagers on the Invicta FC 49 odds, so don’t stake your entire ticket on this one preferred option.