Vanessa Porto is one of the greatest flyweight fighters of all-time. A perennial elite of the division, the Invicta FC champion is finally on her way to one of the biggest stages possible as she signed with Bellator MMA.
Because of this, the title has been vacated and that means we’ll see Pearl Gonzalez vs. Erin Blanchfield at Invicta 43 on November 20. Along with that bout will be another vacant title contest but at 115-pounds. Mexico’s Montserrat Ruiz will look to spoil Emily Ducote’s second crack at Invicta gold.
Unfortunately, Yan Xiaonan is now in need of a new dance partner for UFC 253. Claudia Gadelha suffered a knee injury and won’t be able to fight. Will this lead to Xiaonan vs. Carla Esparza? Perhaps the rising star, Amanda Ribas, will save the day. The guys discussed the options.
But before we get to that event, UFC Vegas 9 is on deck with two intriguing matchups at bantamweight and flyweight.