Invicta Fighting Championships is heading to Los Angeles.
The all-women’s promotion has revealed that it will visit the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for its 11th event on Friday, Feb. 27. The night’s action will air live on UFC Fight Pass.
The event will be headlined by the promotion’s featherweight champion Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino. The Brazilian will look to defend her 145-pound title against Canada’s Charmaine Tweet.
Justino has not competed in MMA since July of 2013 when she defeated Marloes Coenen via fourth-round TKO at Invicta FC 6. However, she has appeared in the kickboxing ring during that span, making two appearances under the Lion Fight Banner. Justino was originally expected to headline Invicta FC 10 in December, but was forced out after suffering a full thickness rupture of the anterior talofibular ligament in her left ankle.
Tweet will enter the title affair having won five of her last six fights. The 37-year-old has bounced between the featherweight and lightweight divisions throughout her career, most recently competing in the first 155-pound fight in Invicta history. In that fight at Invicta FC 8, Tweet stopped Veronica Rothenhausler via first-round TKO. All six of Tweet’s career victories have come inside the first round, including five by submission. Tweet has fought against some of the toughest names in the sport, including current UFC champion Ronda Rousey and current Bellator fighter Julia Budd.
Additional bouts for the event are expected to be announced by the promotion in the coming days.
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