Invicta Fighting Championships lost its title fight shortly after weigh-ins, and it will carry on with five fights.
Invicta FC 43 will now be capped off by the promotional debut of unbeaten Professional Fighters League lightweight champion Kayla Harrison, who made featherweight for the first time at 145.9 pounds. Harrison will face former Legacy Fighting Alliance and Fury Fighting Championship competitor Courtney King, who sports a 75 percent career finish rate. King hit the scales at 145.2 pounds to make their upgraded match official.
Originally the top billing, Emily Ducote (114.5) and Montserrat Ruiz (113.3) were set to square off for the vacant strawweight title. The promotion announced shortly after the weigh-ins that the match has been scratched due to “enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols.”
One fighter did miss weight: Brittney Cloudy (137.3)*, who came in 1.3 pounds above the bantamweight limit against Hope Chase, and she has been fined 25 percent of her purse. In order to keep the new main event intact in case something else went awry, Kaitlin Young weighed in as an alternate at 145.9 pounds.
Invicta FC 43 will air live on Friday on UFC Fight Pass. The five-fight card begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Invicta FC 43 Weigh-in Results:Kayla Harrison (145.9) vs. Courtney King (145.2)
Stephanie Geltmacher (124.9) vs. Caitlin Sammons (124.2)
Brittney Cloudy (137.3)* vs. Hope Chase (135.9)
Alexa Culp (115.6) vs. Meaghan Penning (115.9)
Juliana Miller (125.2) vs. Kendal Holowell (125.8)
* Cloudy missed weight by 1.3 pounds and has been fined 25 percent of her purse.