Invicta, the all-female fight promotion, is back for its third event this weekend. For the first time, they will award a championship belt. Here's what else you need to know about the event.
-- The championship bout will pit Jessica Penne against Naho Sugiyama at 105 lbs. Penne is 9-1, with her lone loss coming to Bellator champ Zoila Gurgel. Fighting out of Japan, Sugiyama is undefeated.
-- The card also feature such notable bouts as Shayna Baszler vs. Sarah D'Alelio, Kaitlin Young vs. Leslie Smith, and Tara LaRosa vs. Vanessa Porto.
-- The whole thing will stream for free live at InvictaFC.com. Mauro Ranallo, Julie Kedzie, and Mo Lawal will call the action.
-- If you're heading to the fights in Kansas City, wear purple to support Invicta's campaign to "Knock Out Domestic Violence." They are giving financial and moral support to Hope House, a Kansas City-area shelter and service provider for domestic violence victims.
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