For the first time Invicta FC, the all Female MMA promotion will be in Las Vegas, Nevada for Invicta FC 13 on Thursday July 9th, at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan.
In the main event Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (13-1) defends the IFC Featherweight title against Faith Van Duin (5-1). Justino, in February won her 3rd straight in Invicta, stopping Charmine Tweet in under a minute for her first successful title defense. New Zealand’s Van Duin scored her 3rd career win by submission in her promotional debut forcing Amanda Bell to tap out to a rear naked choke in the 2nd round.
In the co-main event Mexico’s Irene Alana (5-1) and Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (15-5) will battle for the vacant IFC Bantamweight Title. Alana is 2-0 in Invicta having submitted Peggy Morgan and Colleen Schneider both by rear naked choke. Evinger is on a 6 fight win streak with wins over Sarah D’Alelio (UD), Ediane Goomes (SUB), and Cindy Dandois (SUB) inside the Invicta cage.
In the 3rd title fight of the night Japan’s Ayaka Hamasaki (11-1) challenges Brazil’s Herica Tiburcio (9-2) for the IFC Atomwieght title. Since losing her only fight in Invicta to Claudia Gadelha (TKO), Hamasaki has retuned to Japan and scored wins over Naho Sugiyama (TKO) and Mei Yamaguchi (UD). Tiburica will be defending the championship for the 1st time since submitting Michelle Waterson to win the title at Invicta FC 10.
Fit NHB’s Amber “The Bully” Brown (4-1) is coming off winning a bloody war against Liz McCarthy and will next tangle with Ireland’s Catherine “The Alpha Male” Costigan (5-0), who has 4 win via submission.
Fight Pass Card
Featherweight Title: Cristiane Justino (13-1) Faith Van Duin (5-1)
Bantamweight Title: Irene Alana (5-1) vs.Tonya Evinger (15-5)
Atomweight Title: Herica Tiburcio (9-2)vs. Ayaka Hamasaki (11-1)
Amber Brrown (4-0) vs. Catherine Costigan (5-0)
Jessica Rose-Clark () vs. Pannie Kianzad ()
Amy Montenegro () vs. Jamie Moyle ()
Amber Leibrock () vs. Marina Shafir ()