The strawweights will be prominently featured in InvictaFC’s 11th card at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles February 27.
After news broke Monday night of the main event featherweight title match between Cyborg Justino and Charmaine Tweet, Invicta released the complete eight fight card.
The co-main event will feature a battle of InvictaFC 115 title contenders in DEEP-JEWELS champion Mizuki Inoue and undefeated Alexa Grasso.
Inoue (8-3) won the D-J title by defeating Emi Tomimatsu by armbar this past August. Inoue lost in her last InvictaFC match to Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Grasso (6-0) won both of her InvictaFC fights, TKOing Alida Gray in her last outing.
In an interesting turn of events, flyweight title contender DeAnna Bennett has decided to drop to 115 and will take on veteran fighter Lynn Alvarez.
Bennett (6-0) has a win over TUF 18 winner Juliana Pena and has finished in four of her fights. She defeated Jennifer Maia at the last Invicta card.
Alvarez (6-3) has finished in all of her wins, and choked out Amber Stautzenberger in 45 seconds in her last win.
Rounding out the strawweight matches, XFC vet Brianna Van Buren (3-1) battles Amy Caldwell-Montenegro (5-1) and rising stars Jamie Moyle takes on J.J. Aldrich.
Two flyweight fights were also announced.
Undefeated submission specialist Emily Corso (5-0) takes on “Knockout of the Year” winner Christine Stanley (3-1) and undefeated striker Kristi Lopez battles amateur standout Aspen Ladd.
The lone bantamweight fight sees Mexico’s Irene Aldana (4-1) take on 7 year vet Melanie LaCroix (3-2).
The fights will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Complete InvictaFC 11 card
- Cris “Cyborg” Justino (c) vs. Charmanine Tweet – Featherweight title
- Alexa Grasso vs. Mizuki Inoue (115)
- DeAnna Bennett vs. Lynn Alvarez (115)
- Irene Aldana vs. Melanie LaCroix (135)
- Jamie Moyle vs. J.J. Aldrich (115)
- Brianna Van Buren vs. Amy Montenegro (115)
- Christine Stanley vs. Emily Corso (125)
- Kristi Lopez vs. Aspen Ladd (125)