Lynn Alvarez has suffered an injury during training and had to bow out of her match with the undefeated DeAnna Bennett. Wrestler and InvictaFC vet Norma Rueda Center will make her way back to the promotion to replace her.
Center (3-1) lost to Joanne Calderwood in Center’s only Invicta match by unanimous decision. She was undefeated as an amateur and riding a two fight win streak going in. Since the loss, Center defeated BJJ champion Michelle Nicolini at Legacy MMA.
Flyweight of the Year Bennett (6-0) will make her strawweight debut in the match.
InvictaFC 11 will take place in Los Angeles, CA, and will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.
As 2014 ends, many of the top fighters stay at #1 with some fighters moving weight classes.
With Pannie Kianzad’s drop to 135 and inactivity at 145, all the featherweights with the exception of #1 ranked Marloes Coenen moved up a spot. Maria Hougaard re-enters the list at #10.
With Kalindra Faria and Nina Ansaroff’s UFC debuts at strawweight, they drop off the flyweight list. DeAnna Bennett (4) and Juliana Werner (5) move up a spot respectively. Zoila Frausto (6), Aline Serio (7), and Elaine Albuquerque (8) all move up two sports. Debuting in the top 10 are undefeated flyweights Reina Cordoba (9) and Marina Moroz (10).
Due to inactivity, Sadae Numata leave the atomweight top 10. With Saori Ishioka loss, she drops to #9. Naho Sugiyama (6), Yasuko Tamada (7), and Catherine Costigan (8) move up two spots. Cassie Rodish re-enters the top ten.
The bantamweight and strawweight top 10s stays pat to close out the year.
With Invicta 10 approaching, and the UFC crowning its first strawweight champion, we suspect 2015 will begin with a lot of shifting in the rankings.