Press Release – The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 15 has undergone some last-minute changes.
The promotion has announced that flyweight Katy Collins (3-1) and atomweight Shino VanHoose (4-3) will step in as replacements for Shannon Sinn (2-2) and Lisa Ellis (15-10), respectively.
Collins, who fights out of Branson Fight Club in Missouri, will face off with fellow knockout artist Christine Stanley (4-1) after Sinn suffered an injury in training. “Red Dragon” has stopped all three of her wins in the first round via TKO.
Japan’s VanHoose will replace the UFC veteran Ellis, who was forced out due to illness. The 20-year-old will continue her run against tough competition as she takes on Amber Brown (5-1). Three of VanHoose’s four wins have come by submission, including a 51-second Ezekiel choke finish in her professional debut.
Invicta FC 15 will be headlined by featherweight champion Cris Cyborg (14-1, 1 NC), who will put her belt on the line against Russian newcomer Daria Ibragimova (9-1). In the co-main event, the strawweight title will be up for grabs between champion Livia Renata Souza (8-0) and fellow unbeaten DeAnna Bennett (8-0).
The event will take place from The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on Saturday, January 16. The event will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 9pm ET.
Updated fight card for Invicta FC 15:
145 Title: Cris Cyborg (14-1, 1 NC) vs Daria Ibragimova (9-1)
115 Title: Livia Renata Souza (8-0) vs DeAnna Bennett (8-0)
135: Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-4) vs Colleen Schneider (9-6)
105: Amber Brown (5-1) vs Shino VanHoose (4-3)
115: Alida Gray (4-2) vs Angela Hill (2-2)
115: Mizuki Inoue (9-4) vs Lacey Schuckman (11-8)
145: Amanda Bell (3-3) vs Ediane Gomes (10-4)
125: Christine Stanely (4-1) vs Katy Collins (3-1)
145: Megan Anderson (4-2) vs Amber Liebrock (1-0)