Flyweight Title Rematch Now Headlines on March 9 in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The fight card for Invicta FC 46 has undergone some late changes.

Brazil’s Ketlen “Esquentadinha” Souza (11-3) has been forced out of her flyweight title challenge. Stepping in to face champion Karina Rodríguez (9-4) will be a familiar face in Daiana Torquato (10-4). The Brazilian has been elevated from the co-main event to once again battle for the title. Rodríguez and Torquato met previously at Invicta FC on AXS, with the Mexican Rodríguez capturing gold after five, hard-fought rounds. The decision loss for Torquato snapped a six-fight winning streak and she’ll now have the opportunity to avenge the defeat on short notice.

As a result of the main event shuffling, UFC veteran Milana Dudieva (12-8) will now welcome Brazil’s Denise Gomes (4-1) to the Invicta cage. Gomes rides the momentum of four straight victories, including three by way of knockout.

Invicta FC 46: Rodríguez vs. Torquato II takes place Wednesday, March 9 from Memorial Hall. It will be overseen by the Kansas Athletic Commission and will feature open scoring. Tickets for the event can be purchased through Eventbrite. The action will be simulcast on Invicta FC’s YouTube channel and MMA Junkie beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The updated fight card can be found below:

  • Flyweight Title: Karina Rodríguez vs. Daiana Torquato
  • Flyweight: Milana Dudieva vs. Denise Gomes
  • Strawweight: Danielle Taylor vs. Liz Tracy
  • Flyweight: Kristina Williams vs. Flore Hani
  • Atomweight: Paulina Granados vs. Monique Adriane
  • Strawweight: Fatima Kline vs. Nadia Vera


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