For Invicta FC flyweight, Pearl Gonzalez (9-3), her fight last February did not go the way she wanted it to go at all. After accidently poking her opponent, Vanessa Porto in the eye in the fourth round, the fight was stopped as Porto could not see. Porto was given the victory and making the situation worse for Gonzalez, Porto was crowned Invicta FC Flyweight champion as the vacant belt was on the line that night.
Tomorrow night on UFC Fight Pass, Gonzalez will have a chance to get back to her winning ways in Invicta and will face undefeated fighter Brogan Walker-Sanchez (6-0) in the main event of Invicta FC 37: Gonzalez vs Sanchez. “[Pearl] is really well known,” explained Walker-Sanchez. “And I’m hoping that this fight, with me showcasing my abilities, will take me to the next level.”
In 2018 when signing with Invicta, Gonzalez went 3-0 last year in the company before losing early this year via technical loss from that eye poke. So, as a rematch against Porto is on the mind of many for Gonzalez sometime soon, she knows that she must get through her fight with Walker-Sanchez first tomorrow night. And as the fight was moved from co-main event to main event earlier this week due to an injury from current Invicta FC atomweight champion, Jinh Yu Frey, “The Chi-Town Princess,” is ready to headline another card for Invicta and show what she is really about. “I’m focused on the task at hand and my task is Brogan Sanchez,” said Gonzalez. “That’s all I’m focused on right now. I want to not only beat Brogan, but also put on the best performance of my life. I want to show the world how talented, how technical and how vicious I am. I plan on doing that on Friday night.”
Invicta FC 37 takes place Friday, Oct. 4, from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The event will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets for the event can be purchased now through Eventbrite.
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