According to a Feb. 27 report from InvictaFC.com, Invicta FC 5 is set to go down on Apr. 5 at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.
In main card action, Vanessa Porto battles Barb Honchak for the inaugural Invicta FC flyweight title, and Bec Hyatt dukes it out with Jasminka Cive.
“In Brazil the shows are smaller and less organized. Invicta is a whole other level so it’s not fair to judge them against the shows in Brazil,” Porto said. “Invicta beats any other show in Brazil or America. In Brazil you fight more for pride than to build your career, so a lot of fighters including myself have taken fights that you wouldn’t see put together in America. I took the Cyborg fight being outweighed by 18lbs. No athletic commission in America would allow that fight. Only in Brazil!”
In other Invicta FC 5 action, Jessica Penne fights Michelle Waterson, and Sarah Kaufman squares off with Leslie Smith.
“It has been amazing to have a home where you know you are going to fight on a regular basis, and earn a paycheck on a regular basis,” Porto said of Invicta FC. “I feel blessed to be with the Invicta from their beginning and I know when I look back 10 years from now this will be a very special time in my career and for WMMA.”
As for Hyatt, fighting at Invicta FC 5 means leaving her beloved dog, Meaty, behind in Australia.
Here’s a look at five activities Meaty the dog can enjoy while Hyatt slugs it out in the cage on Apr. 5 in Kansas City.
No. 5. Treasure Hunting
Everyone loves a good treasure hunting adventure, even dogs.
Hyatt can cue her dog to stay while she hides treats around the house, and then as she’s leaving, she can tell Meaty to “Go find it!”
Meaty will come to associate Hyatt’s departure with a tasty hunting and gathering expedition, filled with many delicious treasure hunting pleasures.
No. 4. Food puzzle
Food puzzle toys require time, patience and problem-solving—all skills that would be good for Meaty!
Since Meatysaurus’ wild counterparts spend much of their time scavenging for food, food puzzle toys offer a natural solution to doggy boredom.
Puzzle toys also encourage chewing and licking, which can have a calming effect on dogs.
No. 3. Watch television
Dogs are meant to live active lives, but Meaty would benefit from a little rest and relaxation with some fun television time.
Is Meaty an MMA fan? The only way to find out is by seeing how closely he pays attention when its on television.
No. 2. Play dress up
Meaty, much like his mama, clearly enjoys looking stylish in sexy apparel. At Christmas time, Meaty wore a Santa hat and a matching hat top.
During the Invicta FC 5 event in April, Meaty may sport some stylish doggy outfits for the spring season.
No. 1. Chew time
Dogs love to chew on things, and Meaty is no exception. Chewing is enjoyed by dogs of all ages.
Both wild and domestic dogs spend hours chewing to keep their jaws strong and their teeth clean. They also chew for fun, for stimulation and to relieve anxiety.