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Invicta Fighting Championships 15 takes place Saturday night from The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA and streams LIVE on UFC Fight Pass starting at 9pm ET. Before tomorrow night’s festivities, the fighters took to the scales for the official weigh-ins.

145 Title: Cris Cyborg (144.6) vs Daria Ibragimova (143.7)
115 Title: Livia Renata Souza (113.9) vs DeAnna Bennett (114.6)
135: Raquel Pa’aluhi (135.5) vs Colleen Schneider (136.4)*
105: Amber Brown (105.7) vs Shino VanHoose (105.3)
115: Mizuki Inoue (114.3) vs Lacey Schuckman (114.9)
115: Alida Gray (115.9) vs Angela Hill (115.1)
145: Amanda Bell vs Ediane Gomes – bout scrapped due to Gomes suffering complications during weight cut.
145: Megan Anderson (145.3) vs Amber Liebrock (145.7)

Note: Fighters who miss weight on their first attempt will have 15% of their purse deducted. If a fighter still is unable to make weight on her second attempt, the penalty increases to 25%.

*Schneider weighed 136.2 on 2nd attempt, will be fined 25% of her fight purse.

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A flyweight bout between Ukrainian veteran Lena “Hunter” Ovchynnikova and local fan favourite Rebecca “Becky” Ruth has been added to Bellator 150: “Galvão vs Dantas 2,” which takes place on February 26th in Mulvane, Kansas. The matchup will be featured on the Spike-televised main card.

MMARising.com confirmed plans for the fight with Bellator officials this evening. Ovchynnikova, a skilled kickboxer, returns to MMA for the first time since earning a submission win in October 2014. Missouri’s Ruth went 3-0 in 2015 and all five of her career victories have come via a form of knockout.

To read the full article, (click here).

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UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm is set to make the first defence of her title on March 5th at UFC 197: “Dos Anjos vs McGregor” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The undefeated striker faces off against former Strikeforce champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate.

UFC officials confirmed plans for the title fight today following a report from Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter this past week. Holm captured the title with a shocking knockout victory over “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Tate, who twice came up short against Rousey, has won four straight fights.

To read the full article, (click here).

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Press Release – The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 15 has lost one of its bouts.

The promotion has announced that the flyweight contest between Christine Stanley (4-1) and Katy Collins (3-1) has been scratched from the event after Collins suffered an ankle injury in training. Collins, who fights out of Branson Fight Club in Missouri, was herself a late replacement for Shannon Sinn (2-2), who also succumbed to a pre-fight injury.

The event will now proceed with eight contests.

 
Invicta FC 15 will be headlined by featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (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)
145: Megan Anderson (4-2) vs Amber Liebrock (1-0)

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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)

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TUF 20 cast member Justine Kish eked out a victory in her long-awaited Octagon debut tonight at UFC 195: “Lawler vs Condit” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The unbeaten strawweight took a contentious Unanimous Decision win over Nina “The Strina” Ansaroff on tonight’s televised preliminary card.

Kish was very aggressive on the feet in rounds one and two, but she was repeatedly tagged by hard counterpunches from Ansaroff, who appeared to clearly get the better of the striking exchanges. However, Kish’s takedowns and ground control later in the fight swayed the judges in her favour.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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395280_324495854257027_1273913883_nPress Release – Invicta Fighting Championships has added another new face to its featherweight division. Russia’s Yana Kunitskaya (8-1) has signed with the promotion. The 26-year-old will return to professional competition following a three-year absence from the sport. Prior to that, “Foxy” reeled off six straight wins, including five, first-round knockouts.

Of her eight career wins, Kunitskaya has stopped six by way of strikes, including a 34-second stoppage of current Invicta fighter Cindy Dandois. He lone career loss came against another Invicta veteran, Maria Hougaard Djursaa, in 2010. The former Bushido FC champion also has professional kickboxing experience.

Look for Kunitskaya to make her promotional debut in 2016.