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Notes From the Invicta Weigh-Ins

 I don’t know how you have a staredown with a French accent, but I’m pretty sure Romy Ruyssen (right) is doing it.


So let’s get this out of the way:  I live in Kansas.

No, I don’t know what the hell a jayhawk is.  I’m not actually from here.

Anyways, Invicta Fighting Championships is going down just a short drive away in Kansas City, so I was quick to accept when I was offered a chance to be a member of the fight media for the inaugural Invicta FC card.

There were a few hiccups at the weigh-ins:  for some reason, they did not set up a raised platform for me to set up upon. As a result my pictures and video were of decidedly low quality. (As a recompense, please enjoy a few pictures courtesy of Invicta’s own guest  photographer, Esther Lin.)



Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc and Amy Davis are going to the death, bro.


Four of twenty-two fighters missed weight, despite the emphasis Invicta co-founders Shannon Knapp and Janet Martin have have placed on establishing weight classes and staying away from catchweights.  Notably, Romy Ruyssen had a brutal cut, weighing in first at 150.4 pounds for her featherweight bout with Marloes Coenen.

Randi Miller, an Olympic wrestling medalist making her debut, also missed weight, also coming in five pounds (4.8, whatever) for a 145 pound bout.  For full results, check out my boy Rob Sargent at

Hopefully, with a little stability in weight classes the women will be able to stop yo-yoing their body weights in order to get fights, and reliably make weight.



  Liz “The Girl-Rilla” Carmouche vs vs Ashleigh Curry, photobomb by  Manolo Hernandez, coach of Team Hurricane Awesome.  

During the weigh-ins, Hernandez Tweets:

“is watching an all lady Weigh-in Hot?” Yes if you’re the type to get a holocaust boner.

There, now you’re going to Hell, too.



Now, maybe Sarah “Big Monster” D’Alelio had a calculated makeover to make her appear more likely to sting you with a left jab and punt you in the neck — but it’s kinda working.  


Best #BadPickUpLinesAtInvictaFC (so far):

@12ozCurls:  You look really good after you’ve cut all that weight, can I buy you a glass of water?

@Jay_Spaceman: You’ve got great hands. I bet they make a mean sandwich.


Looks like a fun night of fights tomorrow.  Make sure you tune-in; I might do something crazy and wind up in the broadcast.


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linzhanbq- April 30, 2012 at 8:51 am . . . . . . . .
jhjjghjfgjhj- April 30, 2012 at 7:31 am
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ghostboner- April 29, 2012 at 1:44 am
Never thought I'd say it, but zelophon, that was fucking funny.
linzhanbq- April 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm
XENOPHON- April 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm
What the fuck is Karma doing in that bikini?
Zescape- April 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm
I love Invicta Fights!
Anhonestmoose- April 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm
I've heard French chicks give it up easier, or maybe that's just their army.
CrushCo- April 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm
"This is kind of embarrassing...but I think you're kinda cute. Here, I bought you these TapouT oven mitts."
ghostboner- April 28, 2012 at 11:36 am
Ok how about this one. "So I was wondering if you'd like to go out sometime... Hey hey hey hold on you didn't let me finish! I was gonna say, with my sister?"
dranokills- April 28, 2012 at 11:26 am
Go get em Rex. I will be watching just because you will be reporting on it. You got my support buddy.
Fried Taco- April 28, 2012 at 11:22 am
Wow, for some reason I really want to be in the middle of Marloes and Romy when they fight.
Clemmie- April 28, 2012 at 10:28 am
No 12 oz, I think some of them are lesbians

Ohhhhh, I get it now
Prometheus- April 28, 2012 at 9:53 am
Nice to see that sexism still runs rampant throughout the MMA community, it will definitely help the sport mature and it makes me proud to be a fan!
ReX13- April 28, 2012 at 9:41 am
Look, if you guys want attractive women, Julie Kedzie is announcing with King Mo and Mauro Renallo. She should be more than enough for most of you assholes. #cangetit
The12ozCurls- April 28, 2012 at 7:34 am
Why do I get the feeling that most of the competitors are WNBA fans that drive Subaru Outbacks while listening to Melissa Etheridge? Too subtle?
Darkside- April 28, 2012 at 3:42 am
Cornerman- April 28, 2012 at 12:41 am
Does this smell like chloroform?
linzhanbp- April 28, 2012 at 12:13 am
The12ozCurls- April 27, 2012 at 11:53 pm
Did any of my AWESOME pick-up lines get you punched in the bean bag?
ghostboner- April 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm
"Wow, Marloes, I always found you attractive, but seeing you in this crowd of busted lookin critters and 'dangers of meth' poster faces makes you So, you wanna swig of my MGD 40oz?"
Clemmie- April 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm