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Invicta 36: Fight Card Preview

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Invicta FC 36 will headline with a main event for the vacant Featherweight title with Pam “Bam” Sorenson going against Invicta veteran Kaitlyn Young. Sorenson holds a 7-3 record with wins over Jan Finney, Jessica Rose-Clark and Nicco Montaño back in 2016. Sorenson’s most recent fight at Invicta 32 resulted in a submission loss against current UFC contender Felicia Spencer. Kaitlyn Young has been around the women’s MMA scene before most people even knew there were female fighters. She has had past matches against well-known like Meisha Tate, Leslie Smith, Liz Carmouche, current MMA commentator Julie Kedzie and Gina Carano. Young was also fighting in the early events of Invicta where she suffered a string of losses. But as of now, Young is on a three-fight win streak coming off of a TKO victory over Faith McMah. Sorenson will look to defeat the Taekwondo-based Young in her second main event fight under the Invicta promotion.

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This card will also feature the professional debuts of Megan Cawley, Julia Ottolino and Auttumn Norton. Caitlin “Ginger” Sammons will be a late notice replacement against Chantel Coates who comes off of a 28-second knockout in her pro debut against Ashlyn Kleinbeck. Alongside the undefeated Stephanie Geltmacher going head-to-head against Victoria Leandro.

Ducote vs Moradin

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The co-main event for Invicta 36 will feature two submission specialists in Emily Ducote facing off against Janaisa Moradin. What might determine the outcome of this match is striking styles. Ducote utilizes her long legs to throw a lot of kicks and encourage a takedown. Moradin, on the other hand, takes a more gritty, Muay Thai style to inflict damage. Moradin is coming off of a loss despite having a 10-2 record. Emily Ducote has lost the last 3 of 4 fights that include a submission loss to current Bellator Strawweight champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane.

Vanzandt vs Delboni

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Lindsey VanZandt will be facing off against Muay Thai specialist, Jessica Delboni. VanZandt has a 6-1 record only losing to Kelly D’Angelo at Invicta 31. This will be her third fight this year while coming off of two victories under the Bellator banner. VanZandt’s opponent, Jessica Delboni, is a Brazilian fighter who has 8 victories and 1 loss to Ashley Cummins at Invicta 32. Delboni will look for her first win outside of her native Brazil against VanZandt.

The Girl with the Flying Triangles

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Alyse Anderson will be facing off against an undefeated Anastasia Nikolakakos. In her most recent fight, Anderson jumped into top-lock guard with her back against the fence. Anderson locked in a triangle choke and scored a technical submission win against Stephanie Alba who is listed as fighting out of 4oz. Fight Club in Houston, Texas but trains out of W4R Training Center that’s also within the city. “Lil Savage” Anderson has also claimed that her victory in this upcoming fight will feature her flying triangle choke finish. For kickboxing-based Anastasia Nikolakakos, this will be her fourth fight in her pro career. Nikolakakos has two TKO victories with one of them being at Invicta 33 against Ashley Medina.

Note: Alyse Anderson will fighting short notice replacement, Katie Saull. Saull fights out of Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada with a 3-3 MMA record.■

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