Three division titles are on the line when Invicta Fighting Championships make its first trip to Las Vegas on Thursday, July 9 as part of International Fight Week. The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan plays host to Invicta FC 13, streaming live and exclusively on UFCFIGHTPASS.com.
Undefeated inside the Invicta FC cage, featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (13-1, 1 NC) headlines once again as she takes on New Zealand’s Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (5-1). Justino has finished her last three opponents via TKO, the most recent coming at Invicta FC 11 when she stopped challenger Charmaine Tweet in 46 seconds. Van Duin made her promotional debut at Invicta FC 12 in April, submitting Amanda Bell in the second round.
The second of three title fights on the card will crown a new champion in the bantamweight division, as veteran Tonya Evinger (15-5) faces rising prospect Irene Aldana (5-1) of Mexico. Evinger comes into the bout riding a six-fight winning streak, while Aldana has submitted her last two opponents in the first round.
Newly crowned Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Herica Tiburcio (9-2) of Brazil defends her belt for the first time, meeting Ayaka Hamasaki (11-1) of Japan in a bout that was originally slated for last fall at Invicta FC 9.
The full seven-fight card for Invicta FC 13 can be found below:
Featherweight Title: Cristiane Justino (13-1, 1 NC) vs. Faith Van Duin (5-1)
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (15-5) vs. Irene Aldana (5-1)
Atomweight Title: Herica Tiburcio (9-2) vs. Ayaka Hamasaki (11-1)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (7-0) vs. Jessica-Rose Clark (5-1)
Atomweight: Amber Brown (4-1) vs. Catherine Costigan (5-0)
Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (6-1) vs. Jamie Moyle (2-0)
Featherweight: Marina Shafir (1-1) vs. Amber Leibrock (0-0)