Press Release – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced the entire fight card for Invicta FC 11, which will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday, February 27.
In the night’s 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).
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 145-pound belt.
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 her 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 promotional newcomer Melanie LaCroix (3-2).
The full eight-fight card for Invicta FC 11:
Featherweight Title: Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino (12-1, 1 NC) vs Charmaine Tweet (6-4)
Strawweight: Alexa Grasso (6-0) vs Mizuki Inoue (8-3)
Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (6-0) vs Lynn Alvarez (6-3)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (4-1) vs Melanie LaCroix (3-2)
Strawweight: Jamie Moyle (1-0) vs J.J. Aldrich (1-0)
Strawweight: Brianna Van Buren (3-1) vs Amy Montenegro (5-1)
Flyweight: Christine Stanley (3-1) vs Emily Corso (4-0)
Flyweight: Kristi Lopez (2-0) vs Aspen Ladd (0-0)
Tickets for Invicta FC 11 will be available starting on Thursday, January 29 through ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit InvictaFC.com.