Megan Anderson defends featherweight title against Helena Kolesnyk in July

Megan Anderson Defends Invicta FC Featherweight Title Against Undefeated Helena Kolesnyk

Kansas City, Mo. — Invicta Fighting Championships 24 will be headlined by a featherweight title showdown.

The event, which takes place Saturday, July 15, from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., will feature the first title defense for champion Megan Anderson (8-2), as she welcomes unbeaten Helena Kolesnyk (5-0, 1 NC) to the promotion.

“Megan has been on quite a roll over the last two years, establishing herself as a dominant featherweight and building a passionate fan base 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.”

Anderson, a native of Australia who now resides in Kansas City, captured gold at Invicta FC 21 in January. The 27-year-old stopped Canadian Charmaine Tweet in the second round to earn her fourth straight knockout win inside the Invicta cage.

The challenger Kolesnyk was born in the Ukraine but now trains out of Moscow, Russia. She has yet to taste defeat through six professional outings. The experienced boxer and Muay Thai practitioner was most recently in action in April, finishing Tatiana Portnova in just 25 seconds. Four of her five wins have come via strikes.

Invicta FC 24 will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT.

Tickets for the event go on sale this Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. CT via Additional bouts will be announced at a later date.

About Invicta FC:

Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (, and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.

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