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Invicta FC 55 Features Talita Bernardo vs. Olga Rubin Title Clash on June 28 in Kansas City



KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier combat sports organization for women, is returning to Kansas City on June 28 with an action-packed fight card.


Invicta FC 55 will feature the first title defense for Brazilian bantamweight Talita Bernardo (10-4). The UFC veteran captured the 135-pound title at Invicta FC 51, dethroning then-champion Taneisha Tennant via unanimous decision. Challenging for gold will be “Big Bad” Olga Rubin (9-3). The England-based fighter is fresh off a “Submission of the Year” performance at Invicta FC 53, where she scored the first buggy choke finish in promotion history.


The card also features the promotional return of strawweight Kay Hansen (7-6). The 24-year-old made her professional debut in the Invicta cage in 2017 and scored five wins with the organization. She will re-enter the 115-pound ranks fresh off a four-fight UFC stint. Hansen’s opponent will be undefeated Colombian sensation Sayury Cañon (3-0). Cañon most recently competed at Invicta FC 52, defeating Amanda Macioce.


Also on the card, 29-year-old RIZIN and DEEP Jewels veteran Saori “Little Giant” Oshima (13-4) makes her Invicta debut against Brazil’s Andressa “Gauchinha” Romero (6-4-1), Nevada’s Taylor Guardado (4-2) rejoins the promotion and the bantamweight division opposite Japanese veteran Yoko Higashi (8-4), Brazilian atomweight Elisandra “Lili” Ferreira (6-2) collides with Canada’s “Queen of the North” Katie Saull (6-6), undefeated Michigan flyweight Zoe Nowicki (0-0) makes her professional debut against two-time IMMAF gold medalist Josiane Oliveira (0-0) of Brazil, and another Michigan flyweight, Fallon Johnson (0-0), meets Mexico’s Violeta “Violencia” Mendoza (1-0).


Invicta FC 55: Bernardo vs. Rubin will take place Friday, June 28 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City. Broadcast information for the event will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets to the event are on sale now through Eventbrite.


The full fight card can be found below:


Bantamweight Title: Talita Bernardo vs. Olga Rubin

Strawweight: Kay Hansen vs. Sayury Cañon

Atomweight: Saori Oshima vs. Andressa Romero

Bantamweight: Taylor Guardado vs. Yoko Higashi

Atomweight: Elisandra “Lili” Ferreira vs. Katie Saull

Flyweight: Zoe Nowicki vs. Josiane Oliveira

Flyweight: Fallon Johnson vs. Violeta Mendoza


About Invicta FC:

Invicta Fighting Championships (invictafc.com) is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. Follow Invicta on Instagram (@InvictaFC), TikTok (@InvictaFC), X (@InvictaFights) and Facebook (InvictaFights) for all the latest information.


About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City, Cleveland and Toronto. Anthem’s portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion;  Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.

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