Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino (Esther Lin/Invicta FC)

Invicta FC 15 Results: ‘Cyborg’ Stops Ibragimova, Souza Crushes Bennett

On Saturday, Jan. 16, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted its 15th event from The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. The event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET.

In the night’s main event. featherweight champion¬†Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino put her title on the line against¬†Russian newcomer Daria Ibragimova.¬†Cyborg successfully defended her 145-pound title at Invicta FC 13 in July, stopping New Zealand‚Äôs Faith¬†Van Duin in under a minute. Ibragimova made her promotional debut riding a seven-fight winning streak. Seven of her nine career victories had come via submission and six of her wins had come inside the first round.

The co-main event featured strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza against fellow unbeaten DeAnna Bennett.¬†The Brazilian Souza captured the 115-pound title with a fourth-round finish of Katja Kankaanp√§√§¬†at Invicta FC 12. Seven of the 24-year-old’s wins had come via submission, including five in the first round.¬†Utah‚Äôs Bennett had won four straight inside the Invicta cage. Since dropping to 115 pounds, she had topped Norma Rueda Center, as well as the aforementioned Kankaanp√§√§,¬†in her last two outings.


Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Daria Ibragimova by knockout (punch). Round 1, 4:58 – for featherweight title
Livia Renata Souza def. DeAnna Bennett by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:30 – for strawweight title
Colleen Schneider def. Raquel Pa’aluhi by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Amber Brown def. Shino VanHoose by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:36
Mizuki Inoue def. Lacey Schuckman by submission (armbar). Round 3, 3:41
Angela Hill def. Alida Gray by knockout (knee). Round 1, 1:39
Megan Anderson def. Amber Leibrock by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 2:33