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Invicta FC 5 Main Card Recaps: “Cyborg” Annihilates Muxlow, Kaufman Edges Smith in Classic

Esther Lin - Invicta Fighting Championships

Esther Lin – Invicta Fighting Championships

MMAFrenzy’s coverage of Invicta FC 5 rolls along with our coverage of former Strikeforce fighters Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Sarah Kaufman making their respective, and successful, Invicta FC debuts in Kansas City, Missouri.

Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy for full coverage of Invicta FC 5.

“Cyborg” Crushes Muxlow

Cristian “Cyborg” Santos made a successful return to the cage tonight in her Invicta FC debut by absolutely destroying Fiona Muxlow. Santos connected with a devastating right that dropped Muxlow and then essentially poured it on until “Big” John McCarthy mercifully called a stop to the fight.

“Cyborg” will now face Marloes Coenen at Invicta FC 6 for the inaugural Invicta FC featherweight title.

Kaufman Edges Smith in an Amazing Fight

UFC-signee Sarah Kaufman and Leslie Smith engaged in an amazing fight on tonight’s main card. It was one of those fights where there was only a loser on the scorecards, as Smith and Kaufman left it all in the cage. The most definitive moment of the fight came in the second round, where Smith caught Kaufman with an electric kick that felled the Canadian. Kaufman would recover and battle back to take the fight, but it was a brutally close fight.

Leslie Smith has put herself in prime position to be a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter 18 with a strong performance in the cage tonight.

Invicta FC 5 Quick Results:

  • 145: Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos def. Fiona Muxlow via TKO (strikes) at 3:46 of Round 1
  • 135: Sarah Kaufman def. Leslie Smith via split decision (29-28,28-29,29-28)

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