Helen ‘Hellraiser’ Harper announced earlier today on September 6th at Liquid Nightclub in Windsor [UK], she will be facing Simona Soukupova for a strawweight contest, on the MMA Showdown 3 card.
Soukupova [4-3-1], is a very experienced athlete who has competed against the likes of Felice Herrig [currently in the TUF house] on there XFC19 card back in August 2012 where she lost to a decision and then Katja Kankaanpaa [fighting for the 115lb Invicta title also on September 6th, which you can watch on UFCFightpass for the first time] in which their bout ended in a Draw in Septemeber 2012; If you’re looking for a more recent win from Soukupova then you can now watch her win over Cassie Rodish from Invicta 5 [April 2013] on the UFCFightpass platform, which is available to watch now.
Harper, who recently went over to Las Vegas to try out for ‘TUF20’ herself, [although not making it through to the final 16], out of the 36 females who did go out there to compete, Harper did make it through to the final 20 which is a great achievement for someone who has only been training just under 3 years.
Harper [2-0], trained out Thailands Phuket Top Team before moving to Andy Roberts BJJ over here in the UK just recently. Having had the pleasure of witnessing Harper compete live and cageside in her debut amateur K1 contest for Ultimate Impact 11 back in February this year, winning via Split Decision, Harper is no easy’fight’ for Soukupova and whatever the outcome rest assured you will know both females will have left everthing in the Octagon come September 6th.
Invicta 7 takes places at the Ameristar Casino Hotel, Kansas City on December 7th , where three, yes thats right three title fights takes place along side a full supporting card as you would expexct from the all – female promotion Invicta.
First up though we had the weigh-ins, for which, lets face it, we all look forward to itself.
First up was :
Nina Anasroff 126 3/4 Lb (who has 2 hours to lose 3/4 Lb) VS Munah Hollandn 128 Lb (who also has 2 hours to lose the 2 Llbs) to make the 126 Lb weight limit
Next up was :
Tonya Evinger 135 3/4Lb VS Sarah D’alelio 135 1/2Lb
Next was :
Charmaine Tweet 145 Llb VS Julia Budd 145 1/2 Lb
Next was :
Katja Kankaanpaa 114 3/4Lb VS Joanne Calderwood 115 1/2 Lb
Miriam Nakamoto 134 3/4 LB VS Lauren Murphy 134 Lb
VACANT INAGURAL BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE BELT
Next was :
Claudia Gadelha 114Lb VS (C) Carla Espara 114 Lb
Last up was :
Leslie Smith 124 3/4 Lb VS Barb Honchak 124 1/4 Lb
Shannon Knapp has been doing alot of work behind the scenes in securing a bigger and better future for the viewing public in gaining more access for us to view this awesome event if you are unable to make the trip to Kansas City in person, ( I for one, living the other side of the pond will unfortuantly not be able to attend), so the next best thing is to be tunning into Invicta Fighting Championships on FB which will have details on how you can watch 2 FREE Prelim fights before you WILL have to buy the PAY-PER-VIEW which is $14.95 you can also watch for FREE the POST FIGHT MEDIA afterwards on INVICTA’S Facebook page for FREE.