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Jennifer Maia wins flyweight title at Invicta FC 19

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Jennifer Maia and Roxanne Modafferi met in a flyweight title bout as the main event of Invicta 19. In round 1, Modafferi pressed forward early and they had a nice exchange. Modafferi was mixing up her strikes and kicks nicely. Maia clinched and pressed her up against the fence. In round 2, Maia was the more aggressive fighter in this round and was pressing forward more and more. Modafferi scored a takedown midway through the round but Maia scrambled and got on top in guard. Maia landed a series of strikes while Modafferi worked for an arm bar. Modafferi scrambled and got on top in half guard with less than a minute to go. In round 3, Modafferi scored a takedown midway through the round and got guard on top. Maia scrambled and got back to top opposition and landed some hard elbows. In round 4, Maia was starting to wear down at this point and Modafferi was finding her range and landing some good shots. Maia rocked her and knocked her down. Maia swarmed her with strikes on the ground. Modafferi got back to her feet while eating strikes. Maia clinched with her and Modafferi separated with less than two minutes to go in the round. Maia scored a takedown to end the round. In round 5, they exchanged for the majority of the round. Both girls threw it all out there. Maia clinched with her near the round, landed a couple of combos and then separated. Maia went for a takedown but it was stuffed. The judges gave the win to Maia by split decision. Maia is the new flyweight champion.

Maia (14-4-1) is currently on a five-fight winning streak. In her last six bouts, she’s 5-1. She lost to DeAnna Bennett at Invicta FC 10 by decision then beat Stephanie Bragayrac at Immortal FC 1 by second round KO, Marta Souza at Samurai FC 12 by first round TKO, Dayana Silva at Invicta FC 2 by decision and Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 16 by decision. She beat Roxanne Modafferi at Invicta FC 19 by decision.

Modafferi (19-13) is currently on a one-fight losing streak. In her last six bouts, she’s 4-2. She beat Tara LaRosa at Invicta FC 8 by decision, Andrea Lee at Invicta FC 10 by decision and then lost to Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 12 by decision. She beat Mariana Morals at Invicta FC 14 by third round TKO and Deanna Bennett at Invicta FC 16 by decision. She lost to Jennifer Maia at Invicta FC 19 by decision.

Invicta FC 19 took place from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo, on Friday, Sept. 23 and aired live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.



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