After a stint in the amateurs (8-2), wrought with struggle and frustration, Brieta “Tank Girl” Carpenter will finally taste the next level of competition when NorCal Fight Series (NCFS) and West Coast Fighting Championship (WFC) smash a bottle of champagne on the side of the Metro City Indoor Soccer Complex and co-promote their inaugural event on November 5, 2016.
In each of Carpenter’s final two snapshots as an ammy, she expected to turn pro after claiming bantamweight championships in two different all-amateur promotions: the NCFS Women’s Bantamweight Title at NCFS 1 on February 27, 2016 and the Tuff-N-Uff Women’s Bantamweight Title at Tuff-N-Uff: Pack the Mack on June 25, 2016.
After knocking out her undefeated, similarly statured counterpart at Tuff-N-Uff: Pack the Mack and seizing the attention of the MMA community, Invicta Fighting Championships (IFC), the leading all-female MMA promotion, added Carpenter to their roster. Slowly, the tingling buzz of such a crowning achievement dimmed when an opponent’s name didn’t fill her inbox.
Eventually, a flyweight with zero flaws and a comparable size, Barbara Acioly (2-0), appeared across the wire. Though the contest wouldn’t be taking place in IFC’s cage, it would be in Carpenter’s hometown, as well as at her natural weight class.
Northern California’s fight fans are in for a treat when “Tank Girl” enters the cage for her first time as a professional at NCFS/WFC because the next time she’ll be seen in such an intimate setting will be when you’re logged into UFC Fight Pass and streaming IFC from your living room.