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.

Flyweight Rachael Cummins (2-2) has suffered an injury in training and is out of her preliminary card bout against Christine Stanley (3-1).

Replacing Cummins on just days’ notice will be undefeated Californian Laura Salazar (3-0). The 31-year-old fighter has finished all three of her fights via first-round TKO.

The Invicta FC 11 main card will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass from the Shrine Expo Hall. In the 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 four-fight preliminary card will stream live and free, with the action kicking off at 10pm ET.

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 Laura Salazar (3-0)
Flyweight: Ana Carolina Vidal (0-0) vs Aspen Ladd (0-0)

*Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.



TUF 20 quarterfinalist Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres looks to keep her undefeated record intact when she returns to the Octagon on June 13th at UFC 188: “Velasquez vs Werdum” in Mexico City, Mexico. The talented prospect is set to face fellow striker Angela “Overkill” Hill on the card.

UFC officials announced the featured strawweight bout on Monday evening. Torres posted a lopsided Unanimous Decision win over Angela Magana in her official Octagon debut at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in December. Earlier on the same card, Hill dominated Invicta FC veteran Emily Kagan.

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Fresh off of a commanding victory in her UFC debut this past month, Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau earned another big win tonight at UFC Fight Night 61: “Bigfoot vs Mir” in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Reneau submitted heavy favourite Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade in the first round.

Tonight’s fight ended quickly, but the victory did not come easily for Reneau. She was dropped by a flurry of punches from Andrade in the opening 75 seconds, but recovered well on the ground and locked on a triangle choke from her back. Andrade was unable to escape and reluctantly tapped out.

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In what proved to be her toughest fight to date, KSW Women’s Strawweight Champion Karolina Kowalkiewicz kept her undefeated record intact with a close decision victory tonight at KSW 30: “Genesis” in Poznań, Poland. Kowalkiewicz edged out Brazilian standout Kalindra Faria in a non-title bout.

Kowalkiewicz and Faria battled back and forth on the feet for 15 minutes in one of the most action-packed and entertaining women’s bouts in recent history. Kowalkiewicz’s superior boxing proved to be the difference maker in rounds two and three and she was rewarded with a Split Decision win.

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The inaugural Deep Jewels featherweight title tournament began with the quarterfinal round on Saturday afternoon at Deep Jewels 7 in Tokyo, Japan. In the main event, former Valkyrie champion “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi earned her spot in the grand prix semi-finals by destroying veteran Miyoko Kusaka.

Grappling specialist Mina Kurobe kept her unbeaten record intact with a close decision win over former Deep Jewels interim lightweight champ Emi Tomimatsu. Joining Yamaguchi and Kurobe in the next round are Satomi “Sarami” Takano and Tomo Maesawa, who each scored decision victories.

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Following an impressive win in her UFC debut, Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood has received an opponent for her second UFC bout. The Scottish standout will face unbeaten Ukrainian Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz on April 11th at UFC Fight Night 64: “Gonzaga vs Cro Cop 2” in Kraków, Poland.

UFC officials announced the strawweight fight this morning. Calderwood made it to the quarterfinal round of TUF 20 before falling to “Thug” Rose Namajunas, but won her first official UFC bout in December. Moroz, who was previously signed to XFC, has finished all of her opponents to date.

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Former Deep Jewels Featherweight Champion Seo Hee Ham looks to pick up her first UFC victory when she returns to the Octagon on May 10th at UFC Fight Night 65: “Miocic vs Hunt” in Adelaide, Australia. Ham is set to battle outspoken Australian star “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings on the card.

UFC officials announced the strawweight fight today. The card also features a second 115-pound women’s bout between former amateur standout Kailin Curran and Australian prospect Alex “Astro Girl” Chambers. All four fighters face potential must-win scenarios following defeats in their UFC debuts.

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