Press Release – The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 16 has changed following injuries to two fighters.
Angela Hill (3-2) and Aspen Ladd (2-0) will step in as replacements for Alexa Grasso (7-0) and Amberlynn Orr (0-0), respectively.
Hill made her promotional debut earlier in 2016, knocking out Alida Gray at Invicta FC 15 in January. The UFC veteran will take on former title challenger Stephanie Eggink.
The unbeaten Ladd will move up from flyweight to take on fellow undefeated fighter Kelly McGill in a bantamweight match-up. Ladd has scored back-to-back finishes inside the Invicta cage, most recently submitting Amanda Bobby Cooper at Invicta FC 14 in September of last year.
Invicta FC 16 will see recently crowned atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (12-1) make her first title defense against the hard-charging Amber Brown (6-1). In the co-main event, the promotion will crown an interim flyweight champion as Brazilians Vanessa Porto (18-6) and Jennifer Maia (12-4-1) face off.
The event takes place from the Trinidad Pavilion at Tropicana Las Vegas on Friday, March 11. It will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8:30pm ET.
The updated fight card for Invicta FC 16:
Atomweight Title: Ayaka Hamasaki (12-1) vs Amber Brown (6-1)
Interim Flyweight Title: Vanessa Porto (18-6) vs Jennifer Maia (12-4-1)
Strawweight: Stephanie Eggink (4-2) vs Angela Hill (3-2)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (5-2) vs Jessamyn Duke (3-3)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (18-12) vs DeAnna Bennett (8-1)
Atomweight: Herica Tiburcio (9-2) vs Jinh Yu Frey (4-1)
Flyweight: Sarah D’Alelio (8-6) vs Andrea Lee (4-1)
Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (2-0) vs Kelly McGill (2-0)
Strawweight: Ashley Greenway (0-0) vs Sarah Click (0-0)