Invicta Fighting Championships has revealed the entire fight card for Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet which takes place Friday, Feb. 27 in Los Angeles.
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.
The night’s co-main event will feature unbeaten Mexican strawweight Alexa Grasso against Japan’s Mizuki Inoue. Grasso is coming off a violent, first-round TKO win over former WSOF title challenger Alida Gray in December. Inoue, meanwhile, will look to rebound from a split decision loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz in November.
Also on the card will be another undefeated fighter in DeAnna Bennett. The former flyweight will make her strawweight debut against the returning Lynn Alvarez.
Invicta FC 11 takes place from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Feb. 27. The event will stream live via the UFC’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass.
Invicta FC 11 Fight Card
Cristiane Justino vs. Charmaine Tweet – for featherweight title
Alexa Grasso vs. Mizuki Inoue
DeAnna Bennett vs. Lynn Alvarez
Irene Aldana vs. Melanie LaCroix
Jamie Moyle vs. J.J. Aldrich
Brianna Van Buren vs. Amy Montenegro
Christine Stanley vs. Emily Corso
Kristi Lopez vs. Aspen Ladd
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