Invicta 11 Fight Card Released, Cris Cyborg Returns to Defend Her Belt

January 27, 2015
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Invicta Fighting Championships today announced the location and full fight card for Invicta FC 11, which will stream live and exclusively on 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:

Featherweight Championship Fight: Cristiane Justino (12-1) vs. Charmaine Tweet (6-4)
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)Follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

  • Don Lee

    A two fight win streak at 145 gets you a title shot. Ronda tapped Tweet out in 49 seconds.

  • Seth

    Sounds like Cryborg decided to man up and take the bigger challenge. She will always be remembered as #1…in Pound-For-Fear rankings. Have fun crushing cans and making a few bucks. Who needs to be a part of huge fight anyway.

  • Hendryx

    Lynn Alverez is worth this card alone! She’s a BEAST!!!!

  • Diggs

    Isn’t Lynn Alverez the one who choked out Michelle Waterson?

  • shakejunt

    psyched for this card. somewhat odd that it’s only 8 fights though. also odd that it’s in LA the night before ronda fights considering cyborg said she’s not cutting to bw anymore.