Undefeated bantamweight star "Scary" Kerri Kenneson put on a show in her Invicta FC debut, coasting to a unanimous decision win over Chelsea Chandler. It was a solid performance, one that put her on the radar of the UFC's matchmaking team.
The only downside was that the fight was held in the middle of Utah, thousands of miles from her friends and family in New Hampshire. With the cost of travel being what it is, many of those in Kenneson's circle couldn't make the trip to Salt Lake City for her promotional debut.
They were forced to watch the fight live on UFC Fight Pass. For "Scary," that wasn't the worst thing in the world. But it would have been nice to celebrate the victory -- live and in-person -- with more of her pals and relatives. It's going to be the same situation all over again at Invicta FC 30, as Kenneson meets fellow bantamweight prospect Stephanie Geltmacher in Missouri.
The fight goes down July 21 at the Scottish Rite in Kansas City, Mo. -- another far hike from Kenneson's home state of New Hampshire. With two New York-based fighters and one New Hampshire native on the Invicta FC 30 card, Kenneson is hoping Invicta FC officials will consider running a show sometime in the near future on the East Coast.
On Twitter, "Scary" said Invicta coming to the East Coast would be "amazing." She also added "I really hope they do. That would be sick, and we all know the East Coast is where it's at." After half a decade of running events and over two dozen events in the books, Invicta has still never put on a show east of Iowa.
Earlier this year, Invicta FC head honcho Shannon Knapp told the media that the promotion would be running eight shows in 2018, with at least one event on the East Coast. With five months left in the year, there's still no official word on when or where that inaugural East Coast Invicta FC show will be held.
YES please!! That would be amazing— Kerri Kenneson (@KerriKenneson) July 13, 2018