Invicta FC 20 saw possibly the biggest upset in MMA this year when Russia’s Yana ‘Foxy’ Kunitskaya defeated Tonya ‘Triple Threat’ Evinger in Round 1 via Armbar to claim the Bantamweight championship. Evinger who was previously ranked at Number 9 in the Women’s Pro MMA World Rankings for the Bantamweight division has now fallen out of the top ten. Kunitskaya enters at Number 10.
Yana Kunitskaya is the only woman who is not in the UFC to be in the top ten, she joins the likes of UFC Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes as well as top stars Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington on the list.
‘Foxy’ Kunitskaya (10-2-0) is a very accomplished fighter and finishing the fight in Round 1 is nothing new to her. Nine of her ten wins come in Round 1, which include TKO’s and various submissions. The win over Evinger really shouldn’t come as a surprise. ‘Foxy’ is a rare talent and has a very marketable look, don’t be surprised to see the UFC sign her in 2017 and launch her into superstardom.
The Women’s Pro MMA World Rankings are updated within 48 hours of a Mixed Martial Arts event. You can view the Bantamweight Rankings by clicking HERE.