16 Oct, 2019

Invicta FC 38 features two title fights, including champ Vanessa Porto vs. Karina Rodriguez

Invicta FC flyweight champion Vanessa Porto (21-6) looks to defend her belt for the first time when she takes on contender tournament winner Karina Rodriguez (8-3).

Promotion officials recently announced the contest will headline Invicta FC 38, which takes place Nov. 1 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The full card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

Additionally, Kanako Murata (10-1) meets Emily Ducote (8-5) in the night’s co-feature with the promotion’s vacant strawweight belt on the line.

Brazil’s Porto currently boasts a three-fight winning streak, a run that includes a technical decision win over Pearl Gonzalez in February to claim a then-vacant belt. She now faces Rodriguez, who picked up decision wins over Milan Dudieva in February and DeAnna Bennett in June to claim a flyweight tournament win and earn a shot at the belt.

The Invicta FC 38 lineup currently includes:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Vanessa Porto vs. Karina Rodriguez – for flyweight title
  • Kanako Murata vs. Emily Ducote – for vacant strawweight title
  • Cynthia Arceo vs. Mallory Martin
  • Maiju Suotama vs. Shanna Young
  • Kerri Kenneson vs. Lisa Verzosa
  • Shaianna Rincon vs. opponent TBA
  • Serena DeJesus vs. Taneisha Tennant

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