On Thursday, March 10, Invicta Fighting Championships will host the weigh-ins for its 16th event, which takes place Friday, March 11, from Trinidad Pavilion at Tropicana Las Vegas. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The main event will see recently crowned atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki make her first title defense against the hard-charging Amber Brown. Japan’s Hamasaki captured gold last July with a decision win over Herica Tiburcio at Invicta FC 13. Brown, meanwhile, has won three straight in the Invicta cage, including back-to-back, first-round submission finishes. She topped Shino VanHoose at Invicta FC 15 in January via guillotine choke.
In the co-main event, the promotion will crown an interim flyweight champion as Brazilians Vanessa Porto and Jennifer Maia face off. Both fighters enter the match-up riding three-fight winning streaks. Porto was most recently in action against Roxanne Modafferi at Invicta FC 12, while Maia will return to the Invicta cage after three bouts in her home country.
Also on the card, former strawweight title challenger Stephanie Eggink returns to face Angela Hill, recent bantamweight title combatant Irene Aldana welcomes UFC veteran Jessamyn Duke back to the promotion, and veteran Roxanne Modafferi meets DeAnna Bennett in her return to the flyweight division.
The fighters will hit the scales at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Vanessa Porto (124.4) vs. Jennifer Maia (124.6) – for interim flyweight title
Stephanie Eggink (115) vs. Angela Hill (115)
Irene Aldana (136.6) vs. Jessamyn Duke (134.9)
Roxanne Modafferi (125.1) vs. DeAnna Bennett (124.5)
Herica Tiburcio (106.9) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (105.5)
Andrea Lee (125.3) vs. Sarah D’Alelio (125.2)
Kelly McGill (135.3) vs. Aspen Ladd (135.9)
Ashley Greenway (115.4) vs. Sarah Click (115.8)