Invicta FC Phoenix Rising Results; Manjit Kolekar loses to Brianna Van Buren

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Invicta FC Phoenix Rising indeed turned out to be a great tournament. One of the pioneers of Indian women’s MMA, Manjit Kolekar was also a participant in the tournament due to a last minute drop out. She faced off against the daunting Brianna Van Buren in the opening Quarter Finals round of the competition.

Kolekar lost the fight after giving up a powerful double leg takedown to Van Buren, who initially did some ground-and-pound and then arm-barred her way to victory.

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Van Buren later defeated Juliana Lima in the semi-finals of the tournament, before submitting former UFC fighter Kailin Curran in the second round of the final to eventually win the tournament.

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Below are the full results of the tournament:

Main card:

Tournament final:

Brianna Van Buren def. Kailin Curran via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 3:49)

Co-main event:

Magdaléna Šormovávia def. Kay Hansen via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Tournament semifinals:

Kailin Curran def. Sharon Jacobson via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Brianna Van Buren def. Juliana Lima via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Tournament quarterfinals:

Sharon Jacobson def. Amber Brown via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)

Brianna Van Buren def. Manjit Kolekar via submission (arm-bar) (Round 1, 3:20)

Juliana Lima def. Danielle Taylor via split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9)

Kailin Curran def. Sunna Davíðsdóttir via split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9)

Tournament reserve bout:

Alyssa Krahn def. Itzel Esquivel via split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9)








Manjit Kolekar hard in preparation for her 3rd Invicta fight


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