Ayaka Hamasaki to Battle Livia Renata Souza At Invicta FC 22

Invicta Fighting Championships will showcase its deep roster of strawweight talent next month, today adding four 115-pound bouts and one 105-pound bout to the fight card for Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs Kunitskaya, which takes place Saturday, March 25 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. In the Invicta FC 22 co-main event, reigning atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (14-1) will step outside the division she has dominated, moving up to strawweight to challenge Livia Renata Souza (9-1), a former champion of that weight class. Since dropping to atomweight after an initial run at strawweight, Hamasaki’s record has remained unblemished en route to five victories in a row. The Japanese champion captured Invicta…

Invicta FC 16 Adds Angela Hill And Aspen Ladd

INVICTA FC 16 ADDS ANGELA HILL AND ASPEN LADD Invicta FC 16 | Friday, March 11 | Trinidad Pavilion at Tropicana Las Vegas Kansas City, Mo. – Due to injuries sustained during training, strawweight contender Alexa Grasso and bantamweight newcomer Amberlynn Orr have been forced to withdraw from their respective bouts in Las Vegas on March 11. As a result, UFC veteran Angela “Overkill” Hill (3-2), coming off her impressive Invicta FC debut, a first-round knockout in January, will step in to face former title challenger Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink (4-2) at strawweight. Prospect Aspen Ladd (2-0), replacing Orr, moves up from flyweight to take on fellow unbeaten fighter “Killer” Kelly McGill (2-0) at bantamweight. In the headline bout of Invicta FC 16, newly crowned atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (12-1) defends…

Cyborg Crushes Ibragimova With Ease At Invicta FC 15

On Saturday, Jan. 16, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova from The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. The seven-fight card streamed live and exclusively on UFCFIGHTPASS.com. Invicta FC 15 Full Results: Cris Cyborg def. Daria Ibragimova by KO (Punches), R1 Livia Renata Souza def. DeAnna Bennett by TKO (Strikes), R1 Colleen Schneider def. Raquel Pa’aluhi by Decision (Split) Amber Brown def. Shino VanHoose by Submission (Guillotine), R1 Mizuki Inoue def. Lacey Schuckman by Submission (Armbar), R3 Angela Hill def. Alida Gray by TKO (Strikes), R1 Megan Anderson def. Amber Leibrock by TKO (Strikes), R3

Invicta FC 14: Recap and Highlights

Invicta FC 14 went down Saturday night, live on UFC Fight Pass. And as always, the athletes delivered the action. Here are the three stars from the night. Andrea Lee In what many of the fans and MMA media were looking forward to the most, Rachael Ostovich took on Andrea Lee in what was being labeled the “peoples main event”. Both were coming in at 2-1 records and looked as being legit prospects for Invicta FC. However it was Lee who emerged the victor. “KGB” Lee used striking to bust and stagger Ostovich repeatedly in the first two rounds. To Rachael’s credit she hung tough, showing signs of life, landing a few combos and scoring…

Invicta: Cris Cyborg Dismantles Van Duin in 45 Secs.

The “Most Feared Woman in MMA“ tagline seems to get thrown around a lot. After Invicta FC 13, the honor has been bestowed upon Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino again. It took her all of 45 seconds to destroy yet another opponent in the Invicta cage to retain her featherweight tile. This time around from The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV it was a game but far under gunned Faith Van Duin from Australia who fall victim. Cyborg came forward with an angry flurry at the opening bell and sent Faith bailing against the cage. A nasty knee floored Van Duin and from there a series of ground and pound punches called it end to the night….

Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza Set For April 24th

INVICTA FC RETURNS TO KANSAS CITY FOR NEXT EVENTInvicta FC 12 Headlined by Kankaanpaa vs. Souza on Friday, April 24 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced the new date and location for its next event, Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza, which will stream live and exclusively on UFCFIGHTPASS.com from Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. on Friday, April 24.Invicta returns to Kansas City for the first time since Invicta FC 8 after hosting its last three events in Houston, Davenport, and Los Angeles. Kansas City, currently the promotion’s base of operations, served as the site of each of the first eight Invicta cards. The strawweight title is on the line at Invicta FC 12 as champion Katja…

Invicta FC 11 Weigh-in Results, Photographs

INVICTA FC 11 WEIGH-IN RESULTS, PHOTOGRAPHS On Thursday, Feb. 26, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet, which takes place Friday, Feb. 27 in Los Angeles.The night’s main card will stream live and exclusively on UFCFIGHTPASS.com from the Shrine Expo Hall. In the headline bout, 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). The four-fight preliminary card will stream live and free, with the action kicking off at 10 p.m. ET. Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins which were held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. INVICTA FC 11 WEIGH-IN RESULTS MAIN CARD Featherweight Title: Cristiane…

Cris “Cyborg” To Headline Invicta FC 11

LOS ANGELES HOSTS INVICTA FC 11 Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino HeadlinesFriday, 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…

Invicta FC Adds Four Fighters To Roster

INVICTA FC ADDS FOUR FIGHTERS TO ROSTER KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Invicta Fighting Championships recently announced four additions to the current roster, signing three new flyweights and a retuning strawweight to the promotion. First announced on invictafc.com, 19-year-old flyweight prospect Aspen Ladd (0-0) will make her professional debut for Invicta after amassing an 8-1 amateur record. In Ladd’s most recent outing, she captured the Tuff-N-Uff flyweight title with a first-round submission win over Roma Pawelek. The victory marked Ladd’s fifth win inside the first round and sixth career finish. I’m thrilled,” said Ladd of signing with the promotion. “It’s been my dream for years now, ever since I first started fighting.” Joining Ladd in the flyweight division is former U.S….

Invicta: Andrea Lee Replaces Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 10

ANDREA LEE REPLACES VANESSA PORTO AT INVICTA FC 10 Roxanne Modafferi Now Faces Andrea Lee on December 5 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After being notified of an unforeseen delay in visa processing, Invicta Fighting Championships today announced that flyweight title contender Vanessa Porto (17-6) will no longer face veteran Roxanne Modafferi (16-11) at Invicta FC 10 on December 5.Rather than waiting for the visa issue to be resolved, Invicta FC officials have tapped rising prospect Andrea Lee (2-0) to replace Porto. Lee, the 2013 Women’s National Golden Gloves Champion, impressed in her Invicta debut, a victory over Shannon Sinn at Invicta FC 9 in November. Porto is expected to return to the Invicta cage in early 2015 at…