Cris ‘Cyborg’ Injured, Michelle Waterson vs Herica Tiburcio to Headline Invicta FC 10

Posted: November 2, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Press Release – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced that Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino (12-1) injured her left ankle, suffering a full thickness rupture of the anterior talofibular ligament, and has been forced to withdraw from her scheduled bantamweight debut in the main event of Invicta FC 10 on December 5.

“Cyborg” has not competed in MMA since July of 2013 when she defeated Marloes Coenen (22-6) via fourth-round TKO at Invicta FC 6 to capture the Invicta FC Featherweight Championship.

Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Michelle Waterson (12-3) now headlines Invicta FC 10 when she faces Brazilian challenger Herica Tiburcio (8-2).

Waterson is coming off the first defense of her title, a TKO victory over Yasuko Tamada (15-9) in September. The win marked the champion’s 10th finish in 12 career victories.

Tiburcio, currently riding a three-fight winning streak, was slated to make her promotional debut at Invicta FC 9, but visa issues forced her off the card. Six of the 22-year-old challenger’s career wins have come via submission.

Also confirmed for the Invicta FC 10 card, top bantamweight contender Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (14-5) takes on Cindy “Battlecat” Dandois (5-1) in the co-main event and Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (16-11) battles Vanessa Porto (17-6) in a rematch to determine the #1 flyweight contender.

Invicta FC 10 takes place at the Arena Theatre in Houston, TX on Friday, December 5. Tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday, November 5 at 10am CT and can be purchased at the venue box office, via charge-by-phone by calling 713-772-5900 or online at arenahouston.com.

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Comments
  1. Brendan says:

    Was Michelle Waterson vs Herica Tiburcio already on this card before Cyborg got injured or was it moved?

    4 weeks isn’t a lot of time to prepare if they weren’t. I love watching Waterson fight she has good BJJ.

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