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Julia Ottolino, Gillian Noll step in as replacements for Invicta Phoenix Series tournament

Julia Ottolino
Invicta FC

Invicta FC’s third Phoenix Series tournament has experienced a shake-up.

With originally scheduled participants Auttumn Norton and Erin Harpe forced to withdraw, Julia Ottolino and Gillian Noll will take their spots in the one-night bantamweight tournament that is scheduled to take place on March 6 in Kansas City, Kan., the promotion announced Tuesday. The reason for Norton and Harpe’s withdrawals were not disclosed.

Ottolino (1-0) makes her second Invicta appearance after defeating Megan Cawley by split decision in her debut last August, while this is Noll’s (1-1) first fight for the promotion.

As Ottolino was originally scheduled to face Serena DeJesus (1-1) in a reserve bout, Invicta newcomer Florina Moeller (1-1) now fights DeJesus instead.

The Phoenix Series tournament takes place over the course of one night, with the quarterfinals and semifinals being comprised of one-round affairs, and the finals being a traditional three-rounder. Matchups will be determined by random draw prior to the event.

In the main event, Lisa Verzosa (5-0) fights Julija Stoliarenko (8-3-1) for a vacant bantamweight title.

Invicta FC: Phoenix Series 3 will feature open scoring between rounds.

See the updated card below (bout order to be determined):

Lisa Verzosa vs. Julija Stoliarenko

Amber Brown vs. Sharon Jacobson

Kay Hansen vs. Liana Pirosin

Bantamweight tournament participants

Hope Chase
Taylor Guardado
Claire Guthrie
Kerri Kenneson
Gillian Noll
Julia Ottolino
Taneisha Tennant
Brittney Victoria

Bantamweight tournament reserve bouts

Serena DeJesus vs. Florina Moeller

Mitzi Merry vs. Morgan Hickam

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