Strawweight Kelly “Wildfire” D’Angelo (4-4) has been forced from her bout against UFC veteran Jodie Esquibel (6-6). Stepping in will be Oregon’s Liz “The Titan” Tracy (5-4), who will be making her 115-pound debut. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt was last in action at Invicta FC 42, earning “Fight of the Night” honors in her fight with Victoria Leonardo.
Invicta FC 44 takes place Friday, Aug. 27 from Memorial Hall in Kansas City. The event is headlined by two title fights. In the top-billing, top contenders Emily “Gordinha” Ducote (9-6) and “Dynamite” Danielle Taylor (11-5) collide for the vacant strawweight belt. The second half of the title doubleheader features Lisa “Battle Angel” Verzosa (6-1) against Phoenix Tournament winner Taneisha “Triple Threat” Tennant (3-1) to determine the new bantamweight champion.
Invicta FC 44: A New Era (updated)
Strawweight Title: Emily Ducote vs. Danielle Taylor
Bantamweight Title: Lisa Verzosa vs. Taneisha Tennant
Flyweight: Brogan Sanchez vs. Mara Romero Borella
Strawweight: Jodie Esquibel vs. Liz Tracy
Bantamweight: Serena DeJesus vs. Lauren Mueller
Invicta FC 44 Prelims
Flyweight: Caitlin Sammons vs. Helen Peralta
Atomweight: Katie Saull vs. Monique Adriane
Atomweight: Katie Perez vs. Natalie Salcedo
Featherweight: Kayla Yontef vs. Carlene Chandler