Tonya Evinger wins commission appeal, remains Invicta FC champion

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Five-Alive
12/1/16 4:10:50PM
Yana Kunitskaya's reign as Invicta FC women's bantamweight champion lasted just 13 days.

Tonya Evinger won her appeal with the Missouri Office of Athletics on Thursday, meaning her submission loss to Kunitskaya from Invicta 20 has been overturned to a no contest, Evinger said.

Invicta president Shannon Knapp confirmed the news to MMA Fighting and added that Evinger will go on as the Invicta 135-pound champion since she did not officially lose the fight Nov. 18 in Kansas City. Knapp said she got the letter informing her of the commission's decision Thursday morning.

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tildengolfer
12/1/16 4:24:24PM
Whoa!! Not the decision from the AC I was expecting. I fully expect a rematch.
OnyxShadow
12/1/16 10:18:40PM
I really hope Kunitskaya wins again in exactly the same way. I sorta understand the commission's decision here. However, Yana did nothing wrong, beat the champ, and has lost the belt due to a technicality. So while it's not currently a great injustice I'm hoping that it's all rectified in a quickly scheduled rematch.