Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza Set For April 24th

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INVICTA FC RETURNS TO KANSAS CITY FOR NEXT EVENTInvicta FC 12 Headlined by Kankaanpaa vs. Souza on Friday, April 24

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced the new date and location for its next event, Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza, which will stream live and exclusively on from Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. on Friday, April 24.Invicta returns to Kansas City for the first time since Invicta FC 8 after hosting its last three events in Houston, Davenport, and Los Angeles. Kansas City, currently the promotion’s base of operations, served as the site of each of the first eight Invicta cards.

The strawweight title is on the line at Invicta FC 12 as champion Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpaa (10-1-1) of Finland makes her first title defense against undefeated submission specialist Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza (7-0) of Brazil.

The 33-year old Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Kankaanpaa captured gold with a fifth-round submission win over Stephanie Eggink at Invicta FC 8 in September of 2014.

The challenger Souza makes her Invicta debut with an unblemished record, with all but one of seven wins coming by way of submission, including five first-round finishes.

Ticket information and additional bouts for Invicta FC 12 will be announced at a later date.

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About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship All Pro Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. For more information, visit, follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights) and like Invicta on Facebook (
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