Katja Kankaanpää will return to Invicta in a big way as the Finnish straweight will co-headline the upcoming card on September 6. Killer Bunny will face-off against American Stephanie Eggink (4-1) for the vacant 115 pounds title.
Invicta President Shannon Knapp announced the plans today for the company’s return to action, which can now be seen on the UFC’s Fight Pass. This will be the first event for the all female promotion this year.
Kankaanpää proved that she belongs with the elite again at Fight Night 10 in May as she submitted Alyona Rassohyna cranking up her record to an impressive 9 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw.
The Botnia Punishment fighter’s first career loss came on the last Invicta FC card, where she was on the wrong side of a unanimous decision to “TUF 20″ contestant Joanne Calderwood.
Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink’s only loss was in March of 2012, where she was KO’d by Kaline Medeiros. She is on a three fight winning streak, and this will be here debut in Invicta.
Michelle Waterson vs. Yasuko Tamada – for atomweight title
Stephanie Eggink vs. Katja Kankaanpaa – for vacant strawweight title
Tonya Evinger vs. Ediane Gomes
Tara LaRosa vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Irene Aldana vs. Peggy Morgan
Veronica Rothenhausler vs. Charmaine Tweet
Michelle Ould vs. DeAnna Bennett
Alexa Grasso vs. Ashley Cummins
JJ Aldrich vs. Delaney Owen
Jodie Esquibel vs. Jinh Yu Frey
While many of the best strawweights are going through The Ultimate Fighter season 20, in the first all-female season this year, the Finn is finding her own way to prove she is worthy of being called the best in the world.
The event will go down in Kansas City, Mo.