Invicta FC 50: Strawweight Title Tournament How to watch, start time, live stream and fight preview

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Invicta FC 50 in Denver features a strawweight title tournament. On Wednesday, November 16, Invicta FC 50 will return to the Mile High City for its 50th numbered event. Following its action-packed debut in Colorado in July, the world’s best female combat sports organization will return to Reelworks Denver with a stacked fight lineup.

Invicta FC will return to Denver, Colorado, next month for Invicta FC 50, featuring a strawweight tournament to crown a new strawweight champion.

Officials from the promotion revealed the news in a press statement made on Wednesday. The competition will include four players in the semifinal and final rounds. The semi-finals and finals will be played over three rounds of five minutes each, for a total of six rounds or less for the winner.

How to Watch Invicta FC 50 Live Stream:

The Invicta FC 50  PPV will be overseen by the Colorado Combative Sports Commission and will feature open scoring. The event will be broadcast on AXS TV in the U.S., Fight Network in Canada, and Pre Show Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, kicking off at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT.

Invicta FC 50 Fight Preview:

A one-night, four-woman tournament will be held to establish a new strawweight champion. Valesca “Tina Black” Machado (10-3), UFC veteran Gloria “Glorinha” de Paula (6-5), 20-year-old Brazilian Ediana “Mel Pitbull” Silva (12-2) and Polish newcomer Karolina “Polish Assassin” Wójcik are the four competitors battling for 115-pound dominance (9-2). Both the semifinals and finals will be three five-minute rounds. Tournament pairings will be determined during the event’s weigh-ins on November 15.

In the co-main event of the evening, former bantamweight title contender Katharina Lehner (7-3) of Germany faces UFC veteran Talita Bernardo (8-4). Lehner will compete for the fourth bout under the Invicta brand, while Brazilian Bernardo aims to build on her impressive Invicta debut in July. A bantamweight battle between Denver’s own “Grizzly” Claire Guthrie (3-1) and undefeated Brazilian Marilia “The Tigress” Morais will also be on the show (3-0).

Finally, there will be two strawweight tournament reserve bouts. Unbeaten boxer Melissa “La Bella Bestia” Oddessa (3-2) and undefeated grappling ace Sharon “The Dream Catcher” Jacobson (6-5) square off. Fatima “The Archangel” Kline (2-0) collides with Danni McCormack of Ireland (5-2).

The prospect of two professional fights on the same night is unusual in modern North American MMA. Previous Invicta Phoenix Series tournaments featured two single-round exhibition bouts followed by a three-round final.

Valesca Machado (10-3), Gloria de Paula (6-5), Ediana Silva (12-2), and Karolina Wojcik are the four names attached to the tournament proper.

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There will also be two tournament reserve bouts: Sharon Jacobson vs. Melissa Oddessa and Fatima Kline vs. Danni McCormack.

Regarding the four main competitors, Brazil’s de Paula will debut in Invicta FC after a 1-3 record in the UFC. The Contender Series alum’s lone octagon victory came earlier this year against Diana Belbita; her losses came to Cheyanne Vlismas, Jinh Yu Frey, and Maria Oliveira.

Machado won her promotional debut under the Invicta banner last time out after losing on the Contender Series to current UFC fighter Piera Rodriguez last year. The Brazilian is now on a two-fight winning streak after his unanimous decision victory over Liz Tracy.

Silva, a third Brazilian, will make her promotional debut; she most recently competed for LFA. Karolina Wojcik of Poland is the only non-Brazilian fighter among the four semifinalists. She won Dana White’s Contender Series in August but did not receive a UFC contract.

Meanwhile, Katharina Lehner (7-3) will face UFC vet Talita Bernardo in the co-main event of Invicta FC 50. In that fight, The Ultimate Fighter 28’s Lehner will look to snap a three-fight losing streak while also making his return from a two-year absence.


  • Valesca Machado
  • Gloria de Paula
  • Ediana Silva
  • Karolina Wójcik


Match No. 1

Maira Mazar vs Danni McCormack
(Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve Bout)

Match No. 2

Sharon Jacobson vs. Melissa Oddessa
(Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve Bout)

Match No. 3

(Strawweight Title Tournament Semifinal Bout)

Match No. 4

(Strawweight Title Tournament Semifinal Bout)

Match No. 5

Katharina Lehner vs Talita Bernardo
(Bantamweight Bout)

Match No. 6

Claire Guthrie vs. Marilia Morais
(Bantamweight Bout)

Match No. 7

(Strawweight Title Tournament final Bout)

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