On Thursday, July 9, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin from The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
The championship tripleheader was headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino and New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin. Cyborg successfully defended her 145-pound title at Invicta FC 11, stopping Canadian Charmaine Tweet in 46 seconds. The win marked the Brazilian’s third straight finish inside the Invicta cage. Van Duin made her promotional debut at Invicta FC 12 in April and submitted Amanda Bell in the second round with a schoolyard choke.
In the night’s co-main event, a new bantamweight champion was crowned as Tonya Evinger locked horns with Mexico’s Irene Aldana. Evinger entered the title affair riding a six-fight winning streak, including three straight in the Invicta cage. Aldana, meanwhile, had scored back-to-back first-round stoppages over Peggy Morgan and Colleen Schneider under the Invicta banner.
Also on the card was an atomweight title fight between Brazilian champion Herica Tiburcio and Japan’s Ayaka Hamasaki. The pair were originally expected to meet at Invicta FC 9 last fall, but when that fell through, Tiburcio submitted Michelle Waterson at Invicta FC 1o to capture the 105-pound strap.
The event streamed live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 11 p.m. ET.
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Faith Van Duin by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:45 – for featherweight title
Tonya Evinger def. Irene Aldana by TKO (strikes). Round 4, 4:38 – for vacant bantamweight title
Ayaka Hamasaki def. Herica Tiburcio by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) – for atomweight title
Pannie Kianzad def. Jessica-Rose Clark by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Amber Brown def. Catherine Costigan by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:34
Jamie Moyle def. Amy Montenegro by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Amber Leibrock def. Marina Shafir by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:37
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