On Thursday, Dec. 4, Invicta Fighting Championships will host the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio which takes place Friday, Dec. 5, from the Arena Theatre in Houston.
The event will be headlined by the promotion’s atomweight champion, Michelle Waterson, who will square off with Brazil’s Herica Tiburcio.
Waterson enters her second title defense riding a six-fight winning streak, including three straight inside the Invicta cage. The 28-year-old was in action less than two months ago at Invicta FC 8, where she scored a third-round TKO of Yasuko Tamada. The win marked the Jackson’s MMA product’s 10th finish in 12 career victories.
Tiburcio, meanwhile, was originally slated to make her promotional debut at Invicta FC 9 on Nov. 1 against Japan’s Ayaka Hamasaki, but was forced off the card due to visa issues. The 22-year-old has tasted defeat just twice in her career. Six of Tiburcio’s eight career wins have come via submission.
The night’s co-main event will feature the red-hot Tonya Evinger against Belgium’s Cindy Dandois. Evinger has won five straight, including back-to-back wins over Ediane Gomes and Sarah D’Alelio in the Invicta cage. Dandois will be making her promotional debut.
Invicta FC 10 kicks off Friday at 9 p.m. ET with the entire event streaming live via the UFC’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass.
The fighters will hit the scales at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of Invicta FC), while the results appear below.
Invicta FC 10 Fight Card
Michelle Waterson (105) vs. Herica Tiburcio (105) – for atomweight title
Tonya Evinger (134.75) vs. Cindy Dandois (135)
Roxanne Modafferi (125) vs. Andrea K. Lee (125.5)
Jennifer Maia (124) vs. DeAnna Bennett (125)
Andria Wawro (147)* vs. Peggy Morgan (145)
Alida Gray (115) vs. Alexa Grasso (115.25)
Jinh Yu Frey (106.25)* vs. Cassie Robb (105.25)
Rachael Ostovich (126) vs. Evva Johnson (125)
* – Frey and Wawro were fined 25 percent of their fight purses
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