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 MMARising.com.
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.
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.