Kay Hansen is the youngest fighter on Invicta Fighting Championships' roster.
At just 18 years old, the California strawweight prospect already has one win under her belt with the promotion, and a victory at Invicta FC 28 would push her early-career record to an undefeated 2-0. For her next start, the fast-rising MMA star is set to fight wrestling standout Kal ".50 Kal" Schwartz on March 24 at the historic Union Event Center in Salt Lake City, in a bout that could cement her status as one of the world's top prospects to watch at 115 pounds.
Setting incredible records is what she's becoming known for. Hansen's win last year against Emilee Prince earned her a unique place in Invicta FC history, as she became the youngest fighter to reign supreme under the promotion's umbrella. It's an accomplishment she's quite proud of.
"I actually love that record," Hansen told AXS of being the youngest to win in Invicta FC. "It shows that I'm not here to play around. I have goals in mind and Invicta has always been on that list. I'm just checking my list off one by one. I couldn't be happier to be fighting Kal Schwartz on March 24."
Hansen's pro debut lasted less than a round, so she didn't get to show off her full arsenal. On March 24, she's hoping to prove she can hang with the high-level wrestling that Schwartz will undoubtedly bring to the table. But she also plans to throw leather.
"My plan right after my last fight was to show everyone that I'm a good striker. Nothing will change for this fight," Hansen explained, revealing a bit of what fans can expect to see at Invicta FC 28. "I'm an amazing wrestler as well. You guys have yet to see what I can do. I'm confident wherever the fight goes."
Invicta FC 28, headlined with a strawweight title fight pitting Janaisa Morandin against Virna Jandiroba, airs live on UFC Fight Pass. Hansen's bout is expected to be featured on the mid-card of the show.