Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson will defend her title against Helena ‘Pretty’ Kolesnyk in Kansas City on Saturday, July 15.
The fight, part of Invicta 24, takes place at the historic Scottish Rite Temple.
“Megan has been on quite a roll over the last two years, establishing herself as a dominant featherweight and building a passionate fanbase here in Kansas City,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. “We’re only looking to book competitive match-ups in this division, so being able to bring in an accomplished striker like Helena is very exciting.”
Ukrainian-born Kolesnyk is unbeaten in six professional MMA contests (one of which was a no contest) and joins Invicta after building her resume in China, Russia and Ukraine. Based out of Moscow, the challenger Kolesnyk has finished all five of her professional wins, including three first-round knockouts and a first-round submission to punches, and is an experienced Muay-Thai practitioner, taking bronze at the IFMA World Muay-Thai Championships in 2015.
Anderson, the champion, will take some beating , mind. The 27-year-old Australian has won her last four fights by stoppage, a run dating back to January 2016, and landed the Invicta FC featherweight championship with a second round TKO of Charmaine Tweet in January.