Invicta FC 27: Kaufman vs Kianzad



Leslie Smith looks enormous in there in her heels! Peralta admits that wasn’t part of the plan. She expected Ripley to grapple. Can’t complain about the adjustment!

Onto the next one!

Melissa Wang (1-0) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (0-0) Atomweight Bout “Little Dynamite” Melissa Wang ran up a 1-2 record as an amateur against very tough competition, but defeated Denise Bruckner via unanimous decision in her pro debut in April. She makes her Invicta debut tonight against a real unknown in MMA, but certainly not in combat sports. Lookboonmee makes her pro debut tonight, and becomes the first Thai born fighter to sign with Invicta. A nine time Muay Thai champion at the age of just 21, she comes in with an excellent pedigree in combat sports.

Here's the finish to the last fight.

Lookboonmee has had 300 Muay Thai fights. That’s absolutely insane.

Wang vs. Lookboonmee. 4’11” vs 5’1”. Leslie Smith will look eight feet tall when she interviews the winner. Referee is Greg Franklin. We’re underway!

Lookboonmee with a leg kick but Wang ignores it and pressures her way into the clinch. Looking for the takedown. Can’t get and we get separation, but Wang with a double jab to get back in. Lookboonwee able to power her way out.

Nice body kick by Lookboonmee. She lands a big body kick but Wang eats it, catches it and while looking for the takedown, Lookboonmee with a walk off trip takedown. Looked very nonchalant.

Lookboonmee with a big knee and immediately takes the back. Has the rear naked choke on! Big trouble. Wang surviving for now...

Wang fights out but is mounted!