Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann to stream live for free
INVICTAFC.COM TO STREAM ENTIRE BASZLER VS. MCMANN WOMEN’S MMA EVENT FREE OF CHARGE JULY 28 FROM KANSAS CITY, KAN.
Mauro Ranallo To Call The Action Alongside MMA Superstars “King Mo” Lawal and Julie Kedzie
Hawaiian Upstart Raquel Pa’aluhi Replaces Injured Leslie Smith Against Powerhouse Amanda Nunes
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 23, 2012) – Invicta Fighting Championships will stream its much-anticipated Baszler vs. McMann, 14-fight women’s professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, live in its entirety and free of charge to a worldwide audience on the promotion’s website, InvictaFC.com, from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday, July 28.
Returning to the Invicta FC broadcast booth to call the action will be the trio that called the fights during Invicta FC’s inaugural event on April 28 - Showtime MMA voice Mauro Ranallo, light heavyweight superstar “King Mo” Lawal and women’s MMA sensation Julie “Fireball” Kedzie.
Additionally, Raquel Pa’aluhi (2-2) of Wa’anae, HI will replace Leslie Smith, who has withdrawn from the event due to a fractured wrist, against hard-hitting KO artist Amanda “Lioness of the Ring” Nunes (6-2) of Salvador, Bahia Brazil in a bantamweight (135 pounds) main card bout.
“We are excited about delivering a stacked women’s fight card to a global audience for the second time in a three month span,” said Invicta FC President and Co-Founder Shannon Knapp. “The live stream is an excellent way of supporting Invicta FC’s mission of providing women mixed martial artists with a major platform to showcase their skills on and to support the growth of women’s MMA far and wide.”
Ranallo, the lead commentator for Strikeforce on Showtime as well as for Canada’s The Score Fighting Series and a former commentator for Japan’s Pride Fighting Championships, will serve as the play-by-play announcer during the live stream of the event.
Lawal is a former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion who recently signed an unprecedented dual contract with Bellator Fighting Championships and professional wrestling league TNA. A former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler for Oklahoma State University, the 31-year-old has gained recognition for his technical knowledge of MMA and his meticulous attention to fighters’ styles.
Like Lawal, Kedzie brings a wealth of MMA fight experience with her to the show. A student of famed trainer Greg Jackson, the 31-year-old has been competing as a professional since 2004 and holds a career record of 16-9.
The live stream on InvictaFC.com will begin at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST with the event’s six-bout preliminary card and continue with the eight-bout main card.