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Brianna “the Bull” Van Buren clearly likes to break fighters wills.

In the latest episode of Evolve WMMA…  Brianna Van Buren (8-2)  discusses her 3 dominate performances to win the strawweight belt in Invicta FC’s Phoenix Rising 1 Tournament!

Being the only fighter who had 2 submission wins in one night, Van Buren faced Manjit Kolkar  who replaced Janaisa Morandin who could not make weight. Van Buren crushed Kolkar, finishing her with an armbar! Van Buren was then able to choose her semi final opponent, Julianna Lima.

Lima utilized a strong clinching game but she was no match for Van Buren who dominated the fight and won via unanimous decision.

In the final match, it only took two rounds for Van Buren to catch Kailin Curren in a rear naked choke, earning her the Invicta FC Strawweight Title.


Check out the Tournament Results!!

Brianna Van Buren (8-2) wins via RNC vs. Kailin Curran (6-7) – strawweight tournament final

Kay Hansen (4-2) vs. Magdaléna Šormová (7-1) wins via split decision

Kailin Curran (6-6) wins via unanimous decision vs. Sharon Jacobson (6-5) – strawweight tournament semifinal

Brianna Van Buren (7-2) wins via unanimous decison vs. Juliana Lima (10-6) – strawweight tournament semifinal

Amber Brown (7-6) vs. Sharon Jacobson (6-4) wins via unanimous decision – strawweight tournament quarterfinal

Manjit Kolekar (11-3) vs. Brianna Van Buren (6-2) wins via arm bar – strawweight tournament quarterfinal

Danielle Taylor (10-5) vs. Juliana Lima (10-5) wins via split decision– strawweight tournament quarterfinal

Kailin Curran (5-6) wins via split decision vs. Sunna Davidsdottir (3-1) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal

Alyssa Krahn (5-2) wins via split decision vs. Itzel Esquivel (4-2) – strawweight tournament reserve bout


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Episode 48 : Brianna Van Buren Returns to Invicta FC

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