Thursday, July 30, 2020

Invicta FC 41: Morandin vs. Ruiz was held on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Kansas City, Kansas. Like many events, the card was shuffled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, in addition to the usual changes. Cynthia Arceo withdrew vs. Itzel Esquivel and Kelly D'Angelo was in, but the bout was canceled on fight day due to testing for COVID-19.

Montserrat Ruiz defeated Janaisa Morandin by Submission (Key Lock, Round 1, 3:28)

Erin Blanchfield defeated Brogan Sanchez by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Kaitlin Young defeated Latoya Walker by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Caitlin Sammons defeated Claire Guthrie by split decision (29-28. 28-29, 29-28)

Alexa Culp def. Natalya Speece by Submission (Rear Naked choke, Round 2, 3:59)

Invicta takes advantage of the Kansas Athletic Commission's Open Scoring option. There are fears that if a fighter knows s/he is well ahead going into the third, it can lead to a lackluster final round. However, the wise fighter knows how he or she got there, and doesn't change. Erin Blanchfield was up 20-18 after two, and won the third by 10-8 too.

The event was held in front of an empty arena.