Red-hot prospects Alyse Anderson and Alesha "Half Pint" Zappitella (3-0, 1 NC) highlight the eight-fight Invicta FC 30 card that goes down July 21 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. Anderson (3-1) looks to gain ground in the ever-tough atomweight division, as she meets fellow striker Stephanie "The Cyclone" Alba (3-2, 1 NC).
The 23-year-old Anderson, who trains in Michigan under the tutelage of Rizin star Daron "The Detroit Superstar" Cruickshank, looks to bounce back from a loss last year in her Invicta FC debut. Alba, 36, also looks to get back on track, after dropping a decision to Ashley Cummins in January in her first start under the Invicta banner.
As for Zappitella, she collides with Shino VanHoose (6-5) in a marquee 105-pound bout between two of the fastest-rising youngsters in the business. "Half Pint," 23, is an elite-level wrestler who holds an undefeated record. VanHoose, also 23, heads into the fight on the heels of an impressive two-fight win streak. This one is sure to be a barn-burner.
Elsewhere on the card, UFC vet "Hurricane" Heather Jo Clark makes her promotional debut against Brazilian strawweight Kinberly Novaes. And in the main event, Jihn Yu Frey fights Minna Grusander for atomweight gold. In the co-headliner, Felicia Spencer looks to continue her meteoric rise up the featherweight ladder, as she battles Helena Kolesnyk.
The full Invicta FC 30 fight card can be viewed here. Invicta FC 30 airs live exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 7 p.m. CT, on July 21.