I have to admit that I'm a little late to the Invicta FC party.
I've read all of the hype surrounding MMA's first mainstream all-female promotion. I've been following it somewhat closely, even the controversy regarding Shannon Knapp's insistence that her product's first-ever show drew 230,000+ unique visitors to a stream on Invicta's website. Yet I wasn't able to sit down and a catch event, until now.
Sick as a dog, I was able to spend Saturday night watching Invicta's fourth card, headlined by a clash for the vacant Invicta strawweight title between Carla Esparza and last-minute replacement Bec Hyatt. I was impressed to say the least.
Marco Antico is reporting that TKO Championship Fighting will hold their second female MMA fight Dec. 14 at TKO 31: Young Guns when Alexis Davis and Valerie Letourneau meet in the TKO cage.
Alexis Davis, a member of Dayboll Jiu-Jitsu, sports a professional MMA record of 2-1. Davis holds impressive victories over Jody Wadsworth and Tannaya Hantelman. Davis’ sole loss came to the hands of Sarah Kaufman in her MMA debut at UCW 7: Anarchy earlier this year.
Standing 5’7 and weighing 135 lbs, Letourneau is a well rounded fighter who possesses a professional MMA record of 1-1. Letourneau made her TKO debut in June at TKO 29: Repercussion losing Sarah Kaufman partway through the second round.
According to report, Letourneau and Davis have agreed to meet at a catch weight of 130 lbs.