Invicta FC 23: Porto vs Niedzwiedz

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ByTheMinMMA

Hi everyone. Jody Jamieson here with Invicta FC 23. Excellent card for you tonight.

We caught up with two of the top Invicta flyweights before this card. You can read my chat with Roxanne Modafferi here > http://www.bytheminute.co/events/5072 And you can watch my interview with Andrea Lee here. Both in prominent roles on the card tonight.

Show begins in 2 minutes! Get signed up to UFC FIght Pass if you haven't already.

We're live! Scottish Rites Temple in Kansas City, Missouri. TJ De Santis and the great Julie Kedzie will have the call tonight on the show. We'll have live play by play here of all the fights.

Flyweight heavy tonight. With the introduction of the flyweight division in UFC, there could be a good few fighters tonight who you'll see on TUF 26. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz has already said she won't, and Andrea Lee says it's unlikely, but Roxanne Modafferi has already said she will. Some will move on, but tonight is an opportunity to find the next challenger to champion Jennifer Maia.

Yaya Rincon and Brooksie Bayard will open the card tonight at bantamweight. Both are making their Invicta debut tonight, and Rincon is the only fighter making her pro debut tonight. Bayard is 1-1 so far, and this is her first fight since May 2015.

Rincon trains out of MMA Gold in California. A developing gym. Her teammate Aspen Ladd makes her UFC debut in July on the TUF Finale against Jessica Eye after a 5-0 run to start her career.

Bayard on her way. Stuttering start to her pro career after 2 years off, but we'll see what she has tonight as she makes her Invicta debut.

Rincon vs Bayard. Big age gap. 23 plays 36. Joe Martinez is the ring announcer again. Big fan. Referee is Mike England. Not a fan. And the card is underway!

Rincon immediately takes the centre. Bayard tries to jab from distance. Couple of good shots from Rincon. Bayard grabs a clinch,