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Michelle Waterson defeated Lacey Schuckman during Invicta 3 in October after going all three rounds.
Michelle Waterson defeated Lacey Schuckman during Invicta 3 in October after going all three rounds.
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Invicta FC, the all-female mixed martial arts promotion launched last April, will celebrate its anniversary with an April 5 fight card stacked with some of the best female fight matchups hosted anywhere, at any one time. The atomweight (105 pounds) title fight between Invicta's inaugural champ, Jessica Penne (10-1), and challenger Michelle Waterson (10-3) anchors a maincard that also stars the likes of Cris "Cyborg" Santos, Vanessa Porto and Sarah Kaufmann.

SI.com caught up with Waterson, who trains at Jackson/Winkeljohn's MMA in Albuquerque, to talk about Penne, the rise of women's MMA, and the burdens of being the sport's "Karate Hottie."

SI: You'll be the first to challenge Jessica Penne for her Invicta crown. What can you tell me about Penne?

MW: She is ranked the No. 1 fighter in this division so it's going to be a great challenge for me to take her on. She uses her length really well, she's just so long and she has good jujitsu. I know that I'm stronger than her. And mentally, I think I can push it past a certain level, [to a place] I don't think she has gone before. I think I have a stronger mental ability. She has one loss on her record. I have three. Even though it looks like she has a better record than I do, I have those experiences of getting those losses. I know the different ways that I have lost. I think that's beneficial to me because I know how I got in those situations in the past and I know how to avoid those situations.

SI: What were you doing before you decided to become a fighter?

MW: I was in Denver going to school at [Denver University as a theater and sports science major]. I had graduated from high school and I was going to college but I was really depressed. All of my life, since I was 10, I had been doing martial arts and then I just didn't have time to it because I was going to school fulltime and working as a waitress at Hooters. I was just really depressed. I didn't have time for nothing. I ended up going to Thailand for a little while with my mother to visit family out there [when I was 19]. Because martial arts was such a big part of my life, I wanted to do some muay Thai while I was out there and I ended up really falling in love with the physicality of it all. When I came back, I made it a point to make sure it was something I was going to get into. Once I took that path and started taking some fights, I ended up really falling in love with it and wanting to take that career path. I ended up getting out of school and fighting professionally.

SI: You're only 27 but still a veteran of female fighting. What's it been like to see Invicta launch and the UFC introduce a women's division all in the last year?

MW: Things always seem to fall in place weirdly that way. When I first started fighting, everyone kept asking me, 'Where do you see yourself in five years?' I told everybody, 'I'd like to fight on TV and I'd like to fight for a belt.' So here I am, five years later, basically doing those two things. It's great to see there's a push behind women's MMA because everyone who's involved in women's MMA is very passionate about it. I don't think the females do it for the money. Just like in any sport, the males get paid way more. We do it because we love it and we're passionate about it. It's good to see that people are coming around and starting to be a little more open to it.

SI: The marketing of female athletes is always tricky, especially when it comes to appearance. With your background as a model and nickname as the "Karate Hottie," how do you want to be marketed as an athlete?

MW: People are going to see me however they want to see me. Obviously, sex sells and whatnot. Part of that, as far as my image, was me. When I was first getting into it, I was working at Hooters and I was doing bikini competitions, photo shoots for calendars, and this and that. But it's not necessarily who I am now. If people want to view me as that and label me as that, that's perfectly fine. Because if that's going to get me in the door so people can actually see how skilled I am as an athlete, that's fine. I'll play the game. To me, people are going to judge you no matter what, no matter how you put yourself out there. In my opinion, they can judge however they want to. Hopefully, it's in a positive light.

SI: You took a brief hiatus from fighting to give birth to your daughter, Araya, who just turned two. How has motherhood changed you as a fighter?

MW: Once I had my daughter, it heightened my sense of reality ... It makes you really question, is this something I should be doing with my life and for my daughter? Will my daughter look up to me because of it? It's made me more passionate about [fighting] and it's made me more driven because I want to show my daughter that you can go after your dreams and still be a good mother. Anything is possible. If I can show that to her, and just set an example with what I'm doing with my life, that would be the best teacher to her.

SI: Invicta 5 is stacked with interesting bouts. As a fan of women's MMA, which fight most intrigues you on the Invicta 5 card, aside from your own?

MW: To be honest with you, I would love to be able to fight first and then watch the rest of the girls.

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InvictaFC 5 Preview – Rose Namajunas vs. Kathina Catron

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In the days leading to InvictaFC 5, we will be previewing the historic 13 fight card, which will be held at the AmeriStar Casino in Kansas City, MO April 5. It will be broadcast on UStream in true HD for $9.95.

The opening match of InvictaFC 5 will have a battle between two up and coming strawweights in Minnesota’s Rose Namajunas and Oklahoma’s Kathina Catron.

Namajunas (1-0)  went undefeated as an ammy before turning pro at InvictaFC 4. She got the victory in January with a rear-naked choke submission over Emily Kagan.

Catron (2-1) was also undefeated as an ammy and got two straight submissions victories in her pro career. She lost recently to Jordan Gaza, but is looking to get back on the winning track.

Both are well rounded fighters so expect unpredictability in this fight.

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Sarah Kaufman 478x270Former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman is set to make her Invicta Fighting Championships debut on April 5 against Leslie Smith, and she’s looking for a finish.

Kaufman (15-2), who is under UFC contract, was granted permission and encouraged to take a fight at Invicta FC 5 while awaiting her UFC debut.

“Zuffa (parent company of the UFC), Dana White and Sean Shelby (UFC matchmaker) have a really good relationship with Shannon Knapp (Invicta co-founder) and are allowing fighters, if they don’t have a fight at the time. The UFC at this point didn’t have a fight date for me, so I wanted to stay active and get back in the cage and Invicta gave me that opportunity,” Kaufman told MMAWeekly.com.

“Invicta has done an amazing job over the last, just over a year really, and has really had a huge impact on the public perception and visibility of women in this sport.  They’re putting on amazing fights.  They’re giving great opportunities to people and I’m honored to be a part of their organization for this next fight versus Leslie Smith,” added the former 135-pound titleholder.

Kaufman is coming off a loss to UFC women’s bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey.  She is more experienced than Smith (5-2), but isn’t taking the Cesar Gracie trained fighter lightly.  She hopes her experience will be a factor in the fight, but isn’t banking on it.

“I hope it is a factor, but you can’t rely on that.  She’s been fighting for quite a while.  Even though she doesn’t have necessarily as many fights, I’m sure she’s been in training and put her time in.  I’m not going to take her lightly just because she has fewer fights than me,” said the 27-year-old Canadian.

With UFC fights in her future, Kaufman feels the pressure heading into her Invicta debut, but points out that there’s always pressure to perform.

“I think every fight is an important fight and the UFC is kind of the biggest stage.  You want to perform well going into their cage and into their Octagon.  But really every fight is as important as the last. It’s actually more important than the last,” she said.

“There’s only so much pressure you can put on yourself.  In the end, you always want to compete at your best regardless if it’s for a small, local promotion that has 10 people watching or if it’s in Invicta that has a great following.”

Looking at the bout with Smith, Kaufman feels the stylistic match-up favors the potential of an exciting fight.

 






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“I know that she’s game.  She comes to fight.  She’s really tough.  She doesn’t back down from any challenge, and that makes for an exciting fight for both the fans and me as an athlete,” said Kaufman.  “I know it is going to be an exciting fight regardless of what happens just based on both of our styles.  Our style match-up is going to showcase a really exciting, fan-friendly fight.”

She’ll take a win any way she can get one, but Kaufman is hoping to put her striking on display and is going in looking for a finish.

“I think that she’s there to get hit, and I definitely like hitting.  That shows in my favor that it could end in a knockout or a TKO or even a submission,” she said.

“I’m going in there and I’m going to be headhunting and body-hunting and really trying to use those hands and the skills that I’m known for and the skills that I’ve been working on for so many years.  Leslie is tough, but if it goes to a decision, it is going to be an exciting one.  I’m hoping for a finish.”

Invicta FC 5 takes place on April 5 at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City.  Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Penne (10-1) will try to defend her title in the main event against Michelle Waterson (10-3).  The fight card also features Vanessa Porto (15-5) vs. Barb Honchak (7-2) for the vacant flyweight title.

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Nexuscrawlers - Does Invicta have an Anita Shoji? Have any of them fought at all 4 (son to be 5) events? Phone Post
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We dedicate Invicta FC 5 to Ramon Dekkers, we celebrate his life and contributions to the International Martial Arts Communicty. We will honor his memory on the canvas of and in our effort to host the best event possible for our athlets and fans.
 
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We dedicate Invicta FC 5 to Ramon Dekkers, we celebrate his life and contributions to the International Martial Arts Communicty. We will honor his memory on the canvas of and in our effort to host the best event possible for our athlets and fans.
 

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My video blog should be dropping any time now guys :) 21 minutes of goodness!!



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