Invicta Fighting Championships returned to our lives with a star-studded show on Nov. 16 at the historic Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Here's a look at the top five best moments from fight night:
5. Julia "Raging Panda" Avila finishes Alexa Conners.
"Raging Panda" was introduced as a "competitive snuggler," but the jokes ended as soon as the cage door locked. Avila put on a show, bloodying up her opponent until the ref mercifully called a stop to the action in the second round. The official stop came at the 4:43-mark of Round Two, as "Raging Panda" floored Conners with a front kick to the face.
4. Ashley Cummins earns place in the record books.
Not only did "Smashley" coast to a unanimous decision win over Jessica Delboni, but she tied Tonya Evinger's record for company appearances. Cummins has now competed for the promotion eight times. Her next fight, which may be for the atomweight title, will give her the record for most Invicta FC fights.
3. Elias Theodorou continues to make "ring boy" history.
Theodorou, a top 15 in the world middleweight UFC fighter, made his fifth ring card gentleman appearance at Invicta FC 32. He is the first and only ring card boy in Invicta FC history. Even though he has a huge fight coming up in Toronto against Eryk Anders, the Canadian still found time to come out to entertain the fans in Oklahoma.
2. Stephanie Geltmacher and Liz Tracy deliver a three-round classic.
After three rounds of fisticuffs, Tracy thought she had done enough to earn the nod on the judges' scorecards. Surprisingly, Geltmacher walked away with her hand raised. Was it a bit of a hometown decision, or did Geltmacher deserve to get the win? That's open for debate. Hopefully, the promotion sets up a rematch sometime soon.
1. Felicia "Feenom" Spencer wins featherweight gold.
27-year-old Felicia Spencer is a perfect 6-0 inside the Invicta FC cage, and now she's a world champion. The "Feenom" finished Pam Sorenson with a rear-naked choke in the fourth round of action, to win Invicta gold. Might a UFC call-up be in the near future? That's a possibility. She'll be on the short list of contenders to fight Cris "Cyborg" sometime in 2019.