The growth of all-female MMA promotion Invicta FC continued over the weekend when the organization put on its third show and crowned its first champion. Invicta FC 3 was headlined by an atomweight title-bout between Jessica Penne and Naho Sugiyama where the former made history by laying claim to the divisional strap.
Penne’s win came when she locked up her Japanese adversary in a Triangle Choke, drawing the tap at the midway point of the second round. The triumph improved the 29-year old’s overall record to 10-1 and was her third straight finish.
Also in action at the show, bantamweight Shayna Baszler made good on her reputation for ground-based dominance with a Rear-Naked Choke stoppage of Sarah D’Alelio in their co-headlining clash. The 15-7 Baszler has earned fourteen of her victories by way of submission.
A full rundown of Invicta FC 3 results can be found below:
Jessamyn Duke def. Marciea Allen via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)
Tecia Torres def. Kaiyana Rain via Unanimous Decision
Ediane Gomes def. Katalina Malungahu via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Carla Esparza def. Lynn Alvarez via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Joanne Calderwood def. Ashley Cummins via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Stephanie Frausto def. Amy Davis via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
Vanessa Porto def. Tara LaRosa via Unanimous Decision
Cat Zingano def. Raquel Pennington via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Michelle Waterson def. Lacey Schuckman via Split Decision
Leslie Smith def. Kaitlin Young via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Barb Honchak def. Aisling Daly via Unanimous Decision
Julia Budd def. Danielle West via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Shayna Baszler def. Sarah D’Alelio via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Jessica Penne def. Naho Sugiyama via Submission Round 2 (Triangle Choke)
PHOTO CREDIT – INVICTA FC