Invicta FC signs Pearl Gonzalez, Sarah Kaufman and more

As Invicta FC reloads for a big 2018, some exciting additions have been signed to the roster. 

Invicta FC announced the signings via Twitter on Thursday. Among the fifteen recruits are former UFC strawweight Pearl Gonzalez, and former UFC and Strikeforce veteran Sarah Kaufman. Check out the full list of Invicta FC signees that plan on shaking up the divisions in 2018!

BANTAMWEIGHT

Sarah Kaufman (18-4, 1 NC)

  • A former Strikeforce bantamweight champion and UFC veteran, Canada’s Kaufman holds victories over some of the biggest names in WMMA, including Miesha Tate, Alexis Davis, Liz Carmouche, Valerie Letourneau, Roxanne Modafferi, and more. After back-to-back 2015 UFC losses to Alexis Davis and Valentina Shevchenko, Kaufman somewhat mysteriously disappeared from the company. She last competed in March for BFC, picking up a unanimous decision win over now-UFC flyweight Jessica Rose-Clark.

Marciea Allen (6-2)

  • The “Black Widow” currently rides a three-fight win streak that includes wins over Carina Damm and Jan Finney. The Illinois native’s two professional defeats come at the hands of UFC bantamweight Ashlee Evans-Smith in 2014 and Jessamyn Duke in 2012. Allen hasn’t fought since May of 2016,

Julia Avila Shumate (3-0)

  • Also known as “The Raging Panda,” Shumate went 2-0 as an amateur and now 3-0 as a pro. She holds victories over UFC bantamweight contender Marion Reneau and a 2017 win over the newly minted UFC flyweight champ, Nicco Montano.

Kerri Kenneson (2-0)

  • “Scary” Kerri Kenneson of New Hampshire turned pro in 2017 after going 3-1 as an amateur.

Allison Schmidt (1-0)

  • The 35-year-old is young in her MMA career with only one professional fight– a submission victory over Erica Godinez that she picked up in November of 2016.

Chelsea Chandler (0-0)

  • Fighting out of Stockton, California, Chandler will make her professional debut for Invicta FC.

FLYWEIGHT

Bianca Daimoni (7-2)

  • Of the Brazilian’s seven professional victories, five come by way of knockout.

Brogan Sanchez-Walker (4-0)

  • Also known as “Killer Bee,”  Brogan is undefeated with four decision wins.

Monica Medina (2-1)

  • Medina last fought in August of 2016, dropping a unanimous decision to TUF 26 competitor Gillian Robertson.

Helen Peralta (0-0)

  • After exploding onto the scene with a 9-1 amateur record, Peralta looks to have the same success in the big leagues.

STRAWWEIGHT

Pearl Gonzalez (6-3) 

  • Gonzalez joins Invicta FC after back-to-back UFC defeats against Cynthia Calvillo and Poliana Botelho. The pair of losses marked the first time in her combat sports career that she suffered consecutive defeats. Pearl has previously competed for XFC, where she was the flyweight champion in 2013 after submitting now-UFC strawweight Cortney Casey in the third round.

Ashley Nichols (3-1)

  • Nichols lost her pro-debut against UFC strawweight Randa Markos in 2013 but has since rattled off three-straight wins that earned her a spot with Invicta.

ATOMWEIGHT

Loma Lookboonme (0-0)

  • Lookboonme is looking to be as successful in MMA as she’s been in Muay Thai. Lookboonme’s resume contains over 300 Muay Thai fights and she is widely considered, male or female, one of Thailand’s most highly-touted MMA prospects.

Fernanda Priscila (2-1)

  • The sole loss of Priscila’s career comes from current UFC strawweight and fellow Brazilian Viviane Pereira.

Rebekah LeVine (1-0)

  • After a 5-0 amateur career, LeVine successfully turned pro in June of 2017 with a submission victory over Sadie Hubbard.

Who are you most excited to see in Invicta FC?

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