On Friday, Jan. 15, Invicta Fighting Championships will host the weigh-ins for its 15th event which takes place Saturday, Jan. 16, from The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET.
In the night’s main event. featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino will put her title on the line against Russian newcomer Daria Ibragimova. Cyborg successfully defended her 145-pound title at Invicta FC 13 in July, stopping New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin in under a minute. Ibragimova will make her promotional debut riding a seven-fight winning streak. Seven of her nine career victories have come via submission and six of her wins have come inside the first round.
The co-main event will feature strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza against fellow unbeaten DeAnna Bennett. The Brazilian Souza captured the 115-pound title with a fourth-round finish of Katja Kankaanpää at Invicta FC 12. Seven of the 24-year-old’s wins have come via submission, including five in the first round. Utah’s Bennett has won four straight inside the Invicta cage. Since dropping to 115 pounds, she has topped Norma Rueda Center, as well as the aforementioned Kankaanpää, in her last two outings.
The fighters will hit the scales at 7 p.m. ET. A live video feed appears above, while the results appear below.
Livia Renata Souza (113.9) vs. DeAnna Bennett (114.6) – for strawweight title
Raquel Pa’aluhi (135.5) vs. Colleen Schneider (136.4)*
Amber Brown (105.7) vs. Shino VanHoose (105.3)
Lacey Schuckman (114.9) vs. Mizuki Inoue (114.3)
Angela Hill (115.1) vs. Alida Gray (115.9)
Megan Anderson (145.3) vs. Amber Leibrock (145.7)
* – Schneider was given two hours to make weight