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Invicta FC 13 fight week begins with a media day on Tuesday at the Palms Casino Resort’s Harper Room. The event is open to the public. Scheduled to attend are Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg and challenger Faith Van Duin, as well as Atomweight Champion Herica Tiburcio and challenger Ayaka Hamasaki. Also set to attend are Tonya Evinger and Irene Aldana, who will compete for the vacant Bantamweight title. Doors open at 1pm PT (local time).

Invicta FC 13 weigh-ins take place on Wednesday at the Cosmopolitan in the Brera Ballroom. Weigh-ins are free and open to the public and are set to begin at 6pm PT.

Invicta FC 13 takes place Thursday at the Cosmopolitan, doors open at 7pm with a start time of 8pm PT. The entire event will also stream LIVE on UFC Fight Pass.

Invicta Fc 13 Fight Card:
Cris ‘Cyborg’ vs Faith Van Duin – Featherweight Championship
Tonya Evinger vs Irene Aldana – Bantamweight Championship
Herica Tiburcio vs Ayaka Hamasaki – Atomweight Championship
Pannie Kianzad vs Jessy Jess
Amber Brown vs Catherine Costigan
Amy Montenegro vs Jamie Moyle
Marina Shafir vs Amber Leibrock

*Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings

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Monday – 1st
MIMMA: A’rrr
– May Ooi defeats Zhen Wei Foo via TKO at 3:48 of round 3
– Rachel Short defeats ‘Adek Omar’ via Standing Guillotine at 4:50 of round 2

Thursday – 4th
– Susy Watson defeats Jenny Liou via TKO at 1:17 of round 3 at KOTC: Awakening

Friday – 5th
– Jaymee Jones defeats Katy Collins via RNC at 2:22 of round 1 at Xtreme Fight Night 23

Saturday – 6th
– Rebecca Ruth defeats Krystal Manues via TKO in round 1 at Shamrock FC: Opposition

– Fabrina ‘Gladiadora’ defeats Luana Zuquini via Unanimous Decision at Fight Team Junior Oliveira 9

– Giselle Campos defeats Sirléia via Armbar at 2:41 of round 1 at Personal Open Fight 7

– Jeanne Ruas defeats Geisa Fagundes via TKO at 4:56 of round 2 at Iron Fight Combat 8

Kunlun Fight 26: Cage Fight Series 3
– Colleen Schneider defeats Jingnan Xiong via Unanimous Decision
– Jin Tang defeats Malihe Younes via TKO(retirement) at 5:00 of round 1

Gladiator Combat Fight 13
– Bianca Reis defeats ‘Karol Mutante’ via Armbar in round 3
– Jady Menezes defeats Marta Souza via Split Decision

Aspera FC 20
– Karine Silva defeats Leticia Oliveira via Armbar at 4:24 of round 1
– Taila Santos defeats Gisele Pereira via KO(Head Kick) at 1:06 of round 1

Sunday – 7th
– Talita de Oliveira defeats Lohanna Correia via Armbar at :40 of round 1 at Maximus Fight 2

Friday – 12th
– Brittney Elkin defeats Gabby Holloway via Unanimous Decision at Pride & Pain MMA

– Katie Halley defeats Megan Daniel via TKO in round 1 at AFC: Land of the Midnight Sun 2

Saturday – 13th
– Tecia Torres defeats Angela Hill via Unanimous Decision at UFC 188

– Montana Stewart defeats Roxy Ceasear via Armbar in round 2 at Premier Fight Series 4

– Donatella Panu defeats Patrizia Gibelli via TKO at 1:05 of round 2 at Milano in the Cage 5

Immortal FC 1
– Jennifer Maia defeats Stephanie Bragayrac via KO at 2:07 of round 2
– Isabelly Varela defeats Priscila Ferreira via Armbar at 3:41 of round 1

Sunday – 14th
– Zaira Dyshekova defeats Maryam Khalilova via TKO at 4:55 of round 1 at Absolute Championship Berkut 20

Monday – 15th
– Cristina Stanciu defeats Diana Belbita via Armbar at 2:39 of round 1 at RXF 18

Friday – 19th
– Jessy Miele defeats Janice Meyer via TKO at 1:51 of round 1 at Reality Fighting 54

– Coralie Dixon defeats Chalour Jones via Unanimous Decision at Havoc FC 9

Saturday – 20th
– Joanna Jędrzejczyk defeats Jessica Penne via TKO at 4:22 of round 3 at UFC Fight Night 69

– Aline Sattelmayer defeats Arielle Souza via Split Decision at Thunder Fight 4

– Mandy Polk defeats Briannah Conatser via RNC at 1:15 of round 1 at V3 Fights

– Alice Yauger defeats Colby Fletcher via TKO at 1:57 of round 1 at Xtreme Fight Night 24

– Tanja Hoffmann defeats Cinja Kiefer via Armbar in round 1 at Mirko´s Fight Night

– Josy ‘Pitbull’ Silva defeats Erica Alcantara via Unanimous Decision at Pedreiras Fight 4

– Mayana Kellen defeats Juh Moura via Split Decision at Rei da Selva Combat 5

Copa Strikers House 50
– Carolina Karasek defeats ‘Karol Mutante’ via Armbar in round 3
– Ariane Lipski defeats Geisiele Nascimento via KO at :35 of round 1

TWC Pro Series
– Carolyn Biskup defeats Nikki Duncan via Triangle Choke in round 2
– Kyna Sisson defeats Rachael Smith via TKO in round 2

Sunday – 21st
VTJ: Next
– Yukari Yamaguchi defeats Mikiko Hiyama via RNC at 1:22 of round 1
– Kanna Asakura defeats Miyuki Furusawa via RNC at 2:17 of round 1

Friday – 26th
– Bryanna Fissori defeats Iony Razafiarison via Unanimous Decision at Bellator MMA 139

BAMMA: Badbeat 16
– Christina Marks defeats Jessica Pryor via Split Decision
– Celine Haga defeats Alyssa Garcia via Arm-Triangle Choke at 4:49 of round 1
– Ashley Yoda defeats Liz Tracy via Split Decision
– Kaiyana Rain defeats Kyra Batara via Majority Decision

Saturday – 27th
– Glena Avila defeats Cheryl Chan via Unanimous Decision at KOTC: Undeniable

– Ffion Davies defeats Fruzsina Nagy via TKO at 1:14 of round 1 at Macto Championships 1

– Katy Collins defeats Katherine Farrow via TKO in round 1 at Capital City Punishment

– Lisa Jeanson defeats September Thornton via KO(spinning back fist) at :18 of round 1 at Gladiator Challenge: Kaboom

*Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings

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One of the UFC’s fastest rising female stars, “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant, makes her return to the Octagon on September 5th at UFC 191 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The popular 21-year-old is expected to face off against Australia’s Alex Chambers in a featured strawweight bout on the card.

Fox Sports first confirmed the targeted date for the fight following a report from MMASucka.com. VanZant is coming off of a one-sided domination of Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig at UFC on FOX 15 in April. Chambers rallied back from the brink of defeat and submitted Kailin Curran at UFC Fight Night 65.

To read the full article, (click here).

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Undefeated Ukrainian prospect Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz looks for her second UFC victory when she steps back into the cage on August 23rd at UFC Fight Night 74: “Holloway vs Oliveira” in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Moroz is set to battle Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau on the card.

UFC officials announced the strawweight matchup on Wednesday. Moroz shocked fans in her Octagon debut when she submitted heavy favourite Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood at UFC Fight Night 64. Former bantamweight Létourneau made a successful 115-pound debut with a win at UFC 186.

To read the full article, (click here).

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UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk successfully retained her title with a brutal third-round stoppage victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 69: “Jędrzejczyk vs Penne” in Berlin, Germany. Jędrzejczyk battered and bloodied Jessica Penne en route to a dominant TKO triumph.

Once again showcasing her much-improved takedown defence, Jędrzejczyk repeatedly thwarted Penne’s efforts to take the fight to the mat. On the feet, she picked the former Invicta FC champion apart with vicious elbows, head kicks and punching flurries until the one-sided fight was finally waved off.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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It was not the exciting performance that many had hoped for, but Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres kept her perfect pro record intact with a Unanimous Decision victory tonight at UFC 188: “Velasquez vs Werdum” in Mexico City, Mexico. Torres outpointed Angela “Overkill” Hill in a main card matchup.

Though best known for her formidable striking skills, Torres opted to take the fight with Hill to the ground on multiple occasions, but Hill defended well in each round. Torres was never able to mount any sustained offence, but her takedowns and clinch control were enough to secure the decision victory.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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Press Release – Invicta Fighting Championships is headed to Las Vegas with a championship tripleheader.

The promotion will make its first trip to Nevada on Thursday, July 9, as part of International Fight Week. The event takes place from The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan and will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

Headlining the event will be a featherweight title fight between champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (13-1, 1 NC) and New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin (5-1). Cyborg successfully defended her 145-pound title at Invicta FC 11, stopping Canadian Charmaine Tweet in 46 seconds. The win marked the Brazilian’s third straight finish inside the Invicta cage. Van Duin made her promotional debut at Invicta FC 12 in April and submitted Amanda Bell in the second round with a schoolyard choke.

In the night’s co-main event, a new bantamweight champion will be crowned as Tonya Evinger (15-5) locks horns with Mexico’s Irene Aldana (5-1). Evinger enters the title affair riding a six-fight winning streak, including three straight in the Invicta cage. Aldana, meanwhile, has scored back-to-back first-round stoppages over Peggy Morgan and Colleen Schneider under the Invicta banner.

Also slated for the July event is an atomweight title fight between Brazilian champion Herica Tiburcio (9-2) and Japan’s Ayaka Hamasaki (11-1). The pair were originally expected to meet at Invicta FC 9 last fall, but when that fell through, Tiburcio submitted Michelle Waterson at Invicta FC 10 to capture the 105-pound strap.

The full seven-fight card for Invicta FC 13 can be found below:

Featherweight Title: Cristiane “Cyborg” 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)

*Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings

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