Invicta FC 16: Vanessa Porto vs. Jennifer Maia

Vanesa Porto

Interim Flyweight Title

Match Venue: Trinidad Pavilion, Tropicana, Las Vegas

Match Date: 11 March 2016

An intriguing match waits as the two Brazilian fighters battle it all out in order to win the Flyweight title.

Fighters Information

Vanessa Porto

Country: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Age: 31

Height: 5’5”

Weight: 135lbs

Current Rank: #2 (125-pound female fighter)

Record: 18(W) – 6(L) – 0(D)

The expected fight against Porto and Honchak didn’t push through, because of that Porto will go against fellow Brazilian fighter Maia. Porto is now confident to continue her winning streak on this upcoming campaign. Her recent wins are via unanimous decision.

Porto has become one of the staples of Invicta’s flyweight division and even fought Honchak in the promotion’s first 125 title fight. Despite dropping the decision to Honchak, she rebounded and current has a three-fight winning streak, including victories over former Bellator champion Zoila Gurgel and Roxanne Modafferi.

She is well known for having a skill in both martial arts and boxing, which she will use as an advantage to her upcoming fight.


Jennifer Maia

Country: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

Age: 27

Height: 5’4”

Weight: 125lbs

Record: 12(W) – 4(L) – 1(D)

Maia’s performance is similar to Porto, she already have her three consecutive winning streaks. She’s also on hope of extending it tries to challenge her upcoming rival on Las Vegas on March 11.

Maia is 1-2 in the Invicta cage, defeating former Bellator champion Zoila Gurgel in her promotional debut in 2013, then lost to Leslie Smith and DeAnna Bennett. Before folks think she isn’t worthy of fighting for a title, Maia went 3-0 in 2015, which included a second-round knockout over Stephanie Bragayrac, a first-round finish over Marta Souza and a majority decision win over Dayana Silva.

Maia’s record is unblemished her fights were unpredictable but she still manage to build resume and on hope of continuing it in Invicta. She is well-rounded and has showed an impressive stunt in striking which will be her edge against her competitor.



The fight is expected to be excited, with both fighters wants to extend their triumphant win. This match is expected to have a unanimous decision, as for who will win their might be a chance that Porto will be considered as the winner. The only advantage that Maia can use to survive is if she will be able to have a perfect timing to knock-out Porto just like what she did to her previous competitors.


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