Pannie Kianzad (8-2) will headline Invicta FC 27 on Saturday, January 13th against one of the more prominent names in women’s MMA Sarah Kaufman (18-4, 1 NC). The promotion announced the bout today that will go down at the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City.
Kianzad looks to get back to her winning ways following back-to-back losses against former Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger and former Invicta FC bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pa’aluhi. “Banzai” will be headlining the card.
“It’s my all time dream fight” – Kianzad
The Arte Suave fighter won her first 8 fights of her career on her way to the title show in 2015. “Trust me, I’m gonna make history” says the Sweden-based fighter that trains in Denmark.
One of the world’s top bantamweights returns to the Invicta cage in the main event, as veteran Sarah Kaufman returns the cage. The pioneer last appeared for the promotion in 2013, earning Fight of the Night honors against Leslie Smith. In her last outing, the 32-year-old Victoria, B.C. native defeated UFC and Invicta veteran Jessica-Rose Clark by unanimous decision. She challenged Ronda Rousey for the Strikeforce title back in 2012, where she lost by armlock in the first round.
The nine-fight card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.