Press Release – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced that strawweight Lynn Alvarez (6-3) has suffered an injury in training and is out of Invicta FC 11, which takes place Friday, February 27 in Los Angeles.
Alvarez was slated to make her return to the promotion, having last fought in the Invicta cage in 2012.
Stepping in for Alvarez against the undefeated DeAnna Bennett (6-0) is another Invicta veteran, Norma Rueda Center (3-1). The 27-year-old was last in action in October, notching a decision win over Michelle Nicolini.
Invicta FC 11 will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass from the Shrine Auditorium. 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).
The updated fight card:
Featherweight Title: Cris ‘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 Norma Rueda Center (3-1)
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 Rachael Cummins (2-2)
Flyweight: Ana Carolina Vidal (0-0) vs Aspen Ladd (0-0)
*Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.