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Faith VanDuin vs. Amanda Bell Added to InvictaFC 12 Card

Faith Van Duin
Van Duin

Faith Van Duin broke the news on twitter Thursday she will be facing Amanda Bell at InvictaFC 12 on April 24 in Kansas City. The bout will most likely serve as a title eliminator for a 145 title match against Cyborg Justino in July.

Van Duin (4-1) is coming off her first pro loss to Arlene Belnclowe, but has racked up 3 finishes in her career. She won the Storm Damage one night tournament in 2013.

Bell (3-2) recovered from back to back losses to start her career to winning three straight including her first round TKO win over Maria Hougaard Djursaa at InvictaFC 9.

The bout joins the title match between strawweight champion Katja Kankaanpää and undefeated Brazilian Livia Renata Souza.

The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

More matches are expected to be announced in the coming days.

InvictaFC 9 Weigh-in Results – Honchak and Hashi Ready for Title Match

Honchak and Hashi Courtesy InvictaFC
Honchak and Hashi Courtesy InvictaFC

Weigh-ins on Halloween always look to be fun, and the InvictaFC fighters didn’t disappoint as they hit the dreaded scales dressed up to celebrate.

All but two came in on weight for InvictaFC’s ninth card. The Davenport, Iowa crowd was treated to several costumed figures, including InvictaFC Presdient Shannon Knapp as UFC Presdient Dana White and matchmaker Julie Kedzie as her UFC counterpart Joe Silva. Among the fighters, Kelly McGill graced the stage as Minnie Mouse and Nicdali Rivera-Colonac came in as Harley Quinn. (You can see pictures here on Invicta’s FB page).

If you want to see the video we have it posted here.

The main event will feature Barb Honchak defending her flyweight title for the second time against veteran Japanese fighter Takyo Hashi. Both made weigh under the 125 pound limit.

Both Maegan Goodwin (138.8 pounds) and Maria Hougaard Djursaa (148.6) were overweight and 25% of their purse will be given to their opponents.

Michael Schiavello and Julie Kedzie will be doing the commentary duties, while InvictaFC fighter Laura Sanko will be doing in-cage interviews.

The event will start at 8 p.m. central time and will stream on UFC Fight Pass. We will have a live stream of the post fight presser here on Wombat Sports shortly after the event.

Weigh-in results:

Main Event

  • Barb Honchak (124.4; champion) vs Takayo Hashi (124.8) – flyweight title

Co-main event

  • Mizuki Inoue (115.0) vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115.0)

Main Card

  • Kaitlin Young (145.0) vs Raquel Pa’aluhi (145.0)
  • Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (105.2) vs Jodie Esquibel (105.8)
  • Amber Brown (105.6) vs Liz McCarthy (105.2)
  • Amanda Bell (145.6) vs Maria Hougaard Djursaa (148.6)*
  • Shannon Sinn (125.4) vs Andrea Lee (125.0)
  • Strawweight (115): Jenny Liou Shriver (115.8) vs Jamie Moyle (115.0)
  • Kelly McGill (135.8) vs Maegan Goodwin (139.8)**

*Hougaard missed weight and will forfeit 25% of her purse to Bell. Weight contested now at lightweight

**Goodwin missed weight and will forfeit 25% of her purse to McGill. Weight contested now at featherweight