Press Release – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced a change to the fight card for Invicta FC 11, which takes place Friday, February 27 in Los Angeles.
Bantamweight Melanie LaCroix (3-2) was forced out of her bout against Mexico’s Irene Aldana (4-1) due to injury.
Replacing LaCroix will be veteran Colleen Schneider (6-5). Schneider has faced some of the biggest names in the sport, including Invicta veterans DeAnna Bennett, Vanessa Mariscal, Liz Carmouche and Sarah D’Alelio. The 32-year-old has won five of her last six outings, with four finishes along the way.
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 Colleen Schneider (6-5)
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.