FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES HOSTS INVICTA FC 11
Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino Headlines
Friday, February 27 – Live on UFCFIGHTPASS.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced the location and full fight card for Invicta FC 11, which will stream live and exclusively on UFCFIGHTPASS.com from Shrine Auditorium on Friday, February 27.Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino (12-1, 1 NC) will return to action and defend her title against Canadian challenger Charmaine ‘Not So Sweet’ Tweet (6-4).
Justino was originally scheduled to headline Invicta FC 10 last December, but was forced off the card after suffering a full thickness rupture of the anterior talofibular ligament in her left ankle. She has not competed in MMA since July of 2013 when she defeated Marloes Coenen via fourth-round TKO at Invicta FC 6 to capture the belt at 145-pounds.
After competing in the first lightweight bout in Invicta FC history, Tweet returns to the featherweight division having won five of her last six fights. In that most recent appearance, at Invicta FC 8 in September of 2014, she stopped Veronica Rothenhausler via first-round TKO to pick up her sixth career first round finish.
Two highly touted strawweight strikers share the co-main event spotlight, as undefeated 21-year-old Alexa Grasso (6-0) of Mexico meets 20-year-old Japanese prospect Mizuki Inoue (8-3).
DeAnna ‘The Argentine Assassin’ Bennett (6-0) brings an unblemished record down to 115-pounds for her strawweight debut, squaring off with recently signed submission specialist Lynn ‘Lights Out’ Alvarez (6-3).
Rounding out the four-fight main card is a bantamweight scrap between Mexican knockout artist Irene ‘Robles’ Aldana (4-1) and Melanie LaCroix (3-2), making her first appearance for Invicta FC.
The full eight-fight card for Invicta FC 11 can be found below:
Strawweight Fight: Alexa Grasso (6-0) vs. Mizuki Inoue (8-3)
Strawweight Fight: DeAnna Bennett (6-0) vs. Lynn Alvarez (6-3)
Bantamweight Fight: Irene Aldana (4-1) vs. Melanie LaCroix (3-2)Strawweight Fight: Jamie Moyle (1-0) vs. J.J. Aldrich (1-0)
Strawweight Fight: Brianna Van Buren (3-1) vs. Amy Montenegro (5-1)
Flyweight Fight: Christine Stanley (3-1) vs. Emily Corso (4-0)
Flyweight Fight: Kristi Lopez (2-0) vs. Aspen Ladd (0-0)
Tickets for Invicta FC 11 will be available starting on Thursday, January 29 throughticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit invictafc.com.
Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship All Pro Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. For more information, visit invictafc.com, follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights) and like Invicta on Facebook (facebook.com/invictafights).